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This chapter is meant to act as a guide for helping you create content for your site. You will also learn some of the secrets of the trade when it comes to “content acquisition” that allows you to add content to your site that you didn’t even write yourself.
Let's say you have decided to start your first article for your Content Site site. You have decided to make it a general article, an overview about parrots. You have two options here. You can do up an outline, do the research and write it yourself, or you can use an article directory.
An article directory is, in plain English, a source of well-written original articles that are free for the printing on your web Content Site. What a time saver! Here's an example of a parrots article from an article directory that you could use on your parrot Content Site. This will give you an idea of the quality and detail of articles you could source for your site.
You will notice the article has a good overview of some of the areas you wished to cover in your map. A word about article directories. With some of them you cannot alter content and must use all links mentioned in articles. You must also leave the author's name on the article. This may work for you so long as it is a quality article, as your whole point is to provide good parrots information for your parrot Content Site site.
Before we continue, here's another suggestion for article content that you do not have to write. You can source private label rights articles from writer's groups who specialize in writing good, stand alone pieces for web site publication. Generally a "package" of articles is 25 on a variety of things relating to your chosen subject. For instance, you could source a package relating to parrots, and get everything from training to speak to care for the senior parrot.
Private Label rights articles do come with a price tag, but are not horrendously expensive and may be well worth considering. For instance, if you join a PLR club you can get hundreds of PLR articles for as little as 15 cents or 20 cents each. Also, with these articles, you can alter them in any manner you want.
Example starts here:
I have a 6 yr old Senegal parrot that I hand fed. My Senegal is named Sunni and he has a vocabulary of about 6 words. He can imitate many noises such as, the microwave, smoke alarm, running water and telephone. He has a sweet little personality and has bonded very well with me. I am able to handle him anytime, day or night, and he has only bitten me once when he was a few months old. He will let others handle him, but has bitten on quite a few occasions. Most Senegal parrots are as friendly as Sunni. I have learned alot about parrot feed and nutrition while caring for my Senegal parrot.
The most important thing in raising a parrot is their nutrition. Most people are led to believe that a diet of just seeds is adequate for these birds, but it is not. In the wild Senegal's will eat different foods such as fruits, vegetables and nuts. I feed a variety of foods to keep my senegal parrot healthy. His main diet consists of commercially made parrot pellets. There are a few different brands of pellets out there is different shapes, colors and flavors. Some parrots will take to one kind and not another. Check out this website Caring for a Senegal Parrot for a list of companies that sell parrot pellets to get free samples. Care must be taken when switching over from a regular diet to pellets. You should only change their diet about 10% each week.
I supplement my senegal parrot's pelleted diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Avacodos and chocolate are POISONOUS to parrots and should never be fed. Sunni's favorites foods are grapes and apples. It is very interesting watching a parrot eat a grape. Sunni "unzips" it with his beak, sucks out the inside, and drops the skin. This also keeps him pretty busy. Parrots like to "forage" for their food so it is recommended that you put bowls in various positions in the cage.
Senegal parrots are drawn to colorful foods and also like things in different shapes and sizes, so experiment!! You can cut up carrots into sticks or squares. Some birds will only eat cooked or steamed veggies and some like them fresh. I like to stick some broccoli in his cage bars and make it look like a tree. Sunni has a blast picking through it!
Noodles and grains are also good for parrots. I do give him meat every once in a while and he eats that heartily! I feed corn bread, wheat bread, whole wheat or white noodles, and white or brown rice. An easy way to get a parrot to eat some veggies is to puree them in a blender and use the liquid with a little water to make a batch of cornbread according to the box directions. I cut these in little "bars" and freeze half for easy thawing.
Seeds and nuts are an important part of a parrots diet, but should be given in moderation as treats since they are high in fat. They love sunflower seeds! I also give some spray millet as a treat. I have also purchased some treat dispensers for birds where they have to work a treat through a maze before they can eat it. It is very important for parrots to stay busy and not get bored as they tend to develop bad habits such as feather picking.