Taz(15 year old grey split pied male) just goes nuts over my steel cut oatmeal! It seems to be his favorite of all human foods. He will pretty much gorge himself on it if given the chance.
I am guessing that it is healthier than seed mix because it low fat & very complex carbohydrate/low glycemic index. But also not as much nutrition as pellets. Still pretty good for him to be eating a lot for breakfast? It is getting to be more than just a treat because he will want to eat a good sized portion every time I eat it and will try to jump right into the middle of my meal if I don't share
Also it is very sticky, wondering if there is a chance of something getting stuck in his crop? Seems fine though. he gets little pieces of oatmeal stuck to his beak or face and shakes his head around and oatmeal flies off his beak and sticks to whatever object in the room that it happens to hit Or he will rub the oatmeal off on me.
Bonus pic of Taz w/ oatmeal
If anyone remembers Taz's foot injury... He got a lot better and was pretty much back to normal and off his pain meds. About a month ago I clipped one of his nails too short and couldn't stop the bleeding despite various efforts and had to take him to the vet where they stopped the bleeding and gave him some fluids... The little ordeal tweaked out his foot again =/ He is back on a high dose of the pain meds and I think his foot is getting better again.