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Parrots are gorgeous, exciting and unique birds, which provide fun and happiness in families. The bird requests special care and diverse food to feel good. To ensure a proper diet for your bird, you should know the details of their nutrition.
Parrots can eat seeds, vegetable, fruit and specially made pellets. However, you should know the proportion of each type of food to support your bird live long and healthily.
There are many people who still believe that seeds should be the basement of the parrot’s nutrition, which stands far from reality, as seeds are like a “junk food” for the bird. Seeds should not exceed 10 percent in the parrot’s diet.
There are some species of the parrot, like cockatiels and budgies, which are seed eaters naturally and can consume more seeds than other parrots. However, even for the parrots seeds should not be more than 25 percent in the diet.
- Sunflower seeds,
- Safflower seeds,
- Canary seed,
- Millet seed,
- Hemp seed,
- Thistle seed, etc.
Pet birds eat ungerminated seeds those which have not been grown to become plants. A parrot hulls the seed to eat the cotyledon, the germ, and the endosperm.
Fresh vegetables are excellent additions to the parrot’s diet. You can provide both fresh and cooked vegetables to your parrot, but not all the plants are healthy to them. Always remove the skin, seeds and similar content from the vegetable to avoid chocking or intoxication of your bird. Cut or slice the product so that they were easily eatable for the bird.
The vegetables parrots can eat are:
- Sweet potatoes,
- Carrots (tops and root),
- Mustard greens,
- Turnip greens,
- Swiss chard,
- Beet greens,
- Dandelion greens,
- Green beans,
- Sweet red, yellow and green peppers,
- Broccoli (leaves and head),
- Snow peas,
- Lettuce (small amounts),
Parrots love fruit; however, you should provide a small amount of fruit daily as they contain glucose which is not beneficial for the bird. Try tropical fruit as they are more natural for the birds. Always remove pits and seeds to avoid chocking or cyanide intoxication.
Parrots can eat:
- Wild fruits parrots can eat:
- Sow thistle,
- Hawthorn berries,
- Cotoneaster berries,
- Fat hen plant and several others.
Parrots must not eat
- Avocado, as it may cause cardiac distress and heart failure in the birds,
- Fatty, salty, sugary human food,
- Canned food, as they are high in sodium and may lead to sodium intoxication,
Parrots drink water, and you should provide fresh water once, twice a day.
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