What does a parrot eat? Food for parrots – The parrot’s diet is made up of 50% fruit and vegetables complemented by 50% dry food (feed or croquettes) to finish completing the nutritional contribution. Ideally, feed our parrot 2 times a day.
As for quantities, the largest parrots (like the macaws) must have a cup and a half of food, while the smallest (like the loris) will have enough with 3/4 cup.
These are the right foods for parrots (and those that are harmful).
Seeds and nuts
- Feed your parrot with seeds. The bird seed mixes They are often the staple food for many parrots. Common mixtures of bird food seeds include safflower, sunflower seeds, millet seeds, birdseed, hemp seeds, thistle seeds and many more.
- Also nuts like almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts They like them and can eat them.
Fruits you can eat every day:
- Apple, pear, orange, tangerine, strawberries, watermelon, apricot, kiwi, pineapple, pomegranate, papaya, grapefruit, persimmon.
Fruits you can eat from time to time (2-3 times a week):
- Banana, melon, grapes, cherries, peach, mango, loquat.
Vegetables you can eat:
- Green leafy vegetables, parsley, spinach, kale and chard. Green peppers, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, green beans and carrots are also excellent for your bird.
- Black beans, green beans, chickpeas, lentils … We can even give them sprouts.
- We can find special food for parrots (feed or mixtures) in supermarkets, pet stores, veterinarians or the Internet.
Prohibited and harmful foods
There are foods and drinks that are not suitable for them. These are the most common:
- Avocado, meat, coffee, alcohol, fish, chips, milk, carbonated drinks and soft drinks, sugar and cocoa.
Remember to keep your cage clean and clean your water container every day, adding fresh and clean new water.
Any questions you may have, ask or contact your veterinarian.
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