Price Increase Notification!

To our valued customers – as of Jan. 1, 2013, we unfortunately will be increasing our parrot purchase prices slightly due to the ever increasing costs involved in the production & maintenance of these magnificent parrots. New prices will be displayed Jan. 01, 2013.

We appreciate your understanding & continued patronage.

Thank you,
Daniel Walthers

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Amazons Discontinued!!

To all of our wonderful customers – it is with great regret that we have decided at Winding Woods Ranch to discontinue breeding, raising, & selling any Amazon parrots.

Our sincere “thanks” to all our customers  that have provided “forever homes” for the beautiful amazons we have have sold in the past.

Rest assured that even though we will no longer  be selling Amazons, we are always available to answer any questions for you in the future.


Daniel Walthers

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Large Sweet Potatoes – thoroughly washed & quartered

Cut sweet potato sections into french fry shapes. Use vegetable dicer for convenience.

Place fries into vegetable steamer & microwave for 3 minutes. Fries will be soft, yet firm.

Let cool thoroughly.

Easy recipe and very nutritional & beneficial – full of many of the vitamins lacking in exotic birds diets.



Download “printable” Sweet Potato Fries recipe here!

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Cone Enrichment Treats


Enrichment Treats Cones

1 box Jiffy Corn muffin mix

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

Ice cream cones

Mix corn muffin batter according to package instructions using mix, milk, & egg.

Mix well until smooth.

Add batter to ice cream cone – filling approx. ¾ full.

Place cone with batter into microwave & cook on high for 35 seconds.

Remove from microwave, check with toothpick to be sure batter is fully cooked (the same as you would check to see if a cake were fully cooked). Let cool.

Once cooled – use peanut butter as icing. The peanut butter adds additional protein and a base for additional treats.

Roll or sprinkle peanut butter cone with favorite treat to coat. (example – nuts, unsweetened cereal, unshelled sunflower seeds, pellets, etc.)

Use your imagination to create your own combination. (example: mashed banana added to peanut butter adds additional benefits)

This enrichment treat is designed to be used with Daniel’s custom created Enrichment perch which can be purchased at at the store.
For addition tips & suggestions from Daniel, watch the video posted above.



Download “printable”  Cone Enrichment Treats recipe here!


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Bird Goulash

Submitted by Shannon Woodrow & her beautiful Starlight Macaw “Tango”

Bird Goulash

1 package of 15 bean soup mix (remove seasoning packet)

2 pound brown rice, cooked completely

2 pound wheat or vegetable pasta, cooked Al Dente (use any shape that your bird prefers)

2 lbs of frozen corn

2 lbs of frozen peas

2 lbs mixed veggies

2 lbs cauliflower and Broccoli

2- 3 sweet potatos, boiled and cut into small pieces (not to tender)

*Red pepper, green pepper, other bird safe vegetables can be added(optional) never give avocado, chocolate, apple seeds, alcohol, mushrooms, tomatoes leaves, onion or salt or carbonated beverages.

Soak the 15 bean soup mix overnight; about 8 – 12 hours.  Drain, rinse, re-cover with fresh water and cook thoroughly (important) until tender, skimming the top of the water as needed.  Immediately after cooking, drain and rinse with cold water until all beans are cooled.  If the beans are still warm, they are still cooking!  Mix all ingredients in a clean 5 gal bucket.    Scoop all ingredients into Freezer bags.      Put enough in a baggie to last just a couple days.  It does not last long in the fridge.

Defrost individual baggies in the refrigerator.  This will help it stay fresh longer.  Baggies can be defrosted in the microwave, stirring often to prevent hot spots, but it will not last as long as baggies defrosted in refrigerator.

Make sure you remove uneaten food within about 5 hours(indoors) and clean bottom of cage every day.  You do not want your bird to eat it after it has spoiled.  When it spoils you will be able to tell because it will smell.  I give this everyday along with fresh fruits and my birds look awesome.


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