Our History

Scenic Bird Food is the Industry Innovator

1984 
  • First supplier of foods for companion parrots
  • Creators of companion parrot foods with interesting shapes and colors that alleviate food cup boredom
  • Creators of food standards for companion parrots that include plant proteins and all natural human grade ingredients
  • Creators of human grade manufacturing processes that create completely sterile food
  • Creators of the Pellet and Fruit and Vegetable menu that offers companion parrots an interesting food cup while supplying required base nutrition and natural sources of fiber and moisture
  • Creators of the feeding process that simplifies feeding for larger aviaries and zoological institutions
1987 
  • Contributors to peer reviewed scientific literature based upon long-term studies of all three families and three sub-families of parrots
  • First scientific research and long term studies published
  • First presentation to the American Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • First presentation to the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
  • First presentation to the American Association of Zoos Parks and Aquaria
1989 
  • First to add iron, copper, and iodine from safe all natural sources
  • First to add calcium from low iron sources
  • First to add heat resistant vitamins
1990 
  • Created preservative-free foods with Vitamin C and mixed tocopherols
  • Creators of the first ALL-NATURAL food for companion parrots
  • Published "The Truth About Seeds"
  • First to study the requirements for total life cycle foods for Companion Parrots
1991 
  • Published "The Sole Diet Myth"
  • First to use stabilized vitamin C for long shelf life
1994 
  • First to offer weaning and development foods that avoid starvation as a weaning practice and transitions babies successfully to human care environments
1996
  • Published "What About Protein?"
  • Published "Nutrition of Psittacines (Parrot Family)" in The Client Information Series for Avian Veterinarians (same publisher as BIRD TALK Magazine)
  • Presented on-going nutritional studies to five international nutrition conferences
2003
  • First to offer OMEGA Fatty Acids for improved immune response in companion parrots
2004
  • Created Dry Lory Food for liquid based bird diets resulting in cleaner housing and easier maintenance of the aviary

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