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Holistic Pet Care: Birds of a Feather Flock to Noni Fruit

By: Steve Frailey Thursday May 11, 2017 comments Tags: noni for birds, holistic pet care, noni for pets, organic pet care

Bonnie Kenk stated: “If you are interested in a certain species, you need to learn everything you can possibly learn.... to make sure that it will in fact fit into your lifestyle.”

In lieu of Bonnie's statement, below are some of the most popular bird breeds people have as pets and how the owners feel about caring for them.


Cockatiel were was first discovered in Australia around 1770. Cockatiels
are medium in size and can live up to 25 years. Cockatiels can be very
affectionate, and are a relatively inexpensive to maintain. However, they
do like to socialize and get bored easily (which can cause them to pluck
out their feathers) so play with them daily. Male cockatiels are more
talkative than female cockatiels.

Congo African Grey Parrots:

At 13-15 inches tall and a lifespan of 50-60 years, the Congo African
grey parrots are an excellent candidate for those who want a long-term
pet relationship. Congo African grey parrots are loved for their intelligence
(testing in some tasks on a 4-6 year old level), long lifespan and size.

Congo African grey parrots loving and affectionate but do require mental
stimulation to remain happy.


Budgerigars, are also known as budgies or parakeets. The first budgerigar
was brought to Europe by John Gould in 1840. At 7 inches tall, budgerigars
are one of the easiest birds to maintain making them ideal for school age children.
Owners of these birds enjoy their playfulness, and affection.
Quaker Parrots:

The monk parakeet or most commonly known as the quaker parrot has a lifespan
of 30+ years growing to 11 inches tall. They are native to South America but can
sometimes be found in Southern Florida. Quaker parrots have quirky personalities
with their mimicking abilities rivaling those of a larger parrot. Quaker parrots are quite
adaptable and can get along with every member of the family including the family dog!


Cockatoos originate from Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Philippines. They live up
to 40-60 years and range from 12-24 inches in height depending on the breed. Cockatoos
can learn to mimic sounds and even speak in short sentences so mind your manners! Cockatoos
require a lot of attention (at least two hours of handling per day) to be happy or they can become
aggressive and loud. Cockatoos love to observe their surroundings even watching television so cage
placement in a high traffic room could prevent loneliness and boredom.


Native to South America, Conures are quirky, colorful and grow 10-20 inches tall. Owners have said
this species is very loyal and intelligent.

Conures don't need the space required for larger parrots which can make this the perfect bird for condo
or apartment life. They love to cuddle and observe whatever you're doing.


Native to Central and South America, Macaws are famous for their impressive 4 foot wingspan, vibrant colors,
and 60+ year lifespan. Macaws can develop the intelligence level of a 3-8 year old child mimicking complete sentences.
Macaws are extremely sociable and require consistent/daily interaction with people to remain tame and happy.

Some general tips on caring for your feathered friend:

  • A window can cause your bird to be on constant alert for "enemies" which can cause undue stress.
  • Ensure you have correct feed for the species of bird you have as some species have special dietary requirements.
  • Stimulate your bird by placing food in a different spot each day such as tying fruit to a branch. Birds will sometimes pluck their feathers when becoming bored or depressed.
  • Keep your bird tame and teach it tricks by handling it daily.
  • Maintain your bird’s cage. This is the easiest way to keep bacteria that can make your bird sick at bay. Plus, who wants to live in a dirty house?
  • Birds do molt especially in summer months or when they start to mature. This is completely normal so don't be alarmed.
  • Did you know? A bird's beak can continue to grow throughout it's lifetime. Giving  your bird a cuttlebone, or branches to chew on can solve this potential issue.
  • A bird's cage should be at least three times the width of the bird's wingspan. Keep this in mind when choosing a species.
  • Birds need separate water bowls for them to drink and bathe (birds will not drink from their bath water). This is especially important in warmer summer months.
  • Give your birds Noni Fruit Leather. Noni Fruit Leather is a powerful raw food for humans and pets alike, and promotes natural healing, good health and energy levels.

Hawaiian Organic Noni's Noni Fruit Leather is made of 100% organic noni fruit pulp. We dry the noni fruit pulp at low heat below 115F to create a raw food product that is non-fermented, potent, and full of beneficial nutrients, enzymes, and compounds that promote overall good health in the body. I say to give your birds noni fruit because here in Hawaii we have wild chickens that absolutely LOVE eating raw noni fruit! One time during a tour I cut open some noni fruit and a chicken jumped on my chest to eat it. Animals know what's good for them and what's good for them is noni fruit!

Click here to watch a video of wild chickens eating noni fruit!


Steve Frailey

About the Author: Steve Frailey

My wife and I (Steve Frailey) moved to Kauai, Hawaii in 1982 from our organic farm in California. There were no roads, electricity, water or buildings but lots of Noni trees (Morinda Citrifolia) in our valley. We also developed a deep relationship with Noni that was growing all through our valley.  Today we run our Hawaiian Organic Noni farm, and share the gift of health with people throughout the world.