Parrot Food

A proper diet is essential to him leading a long and happy life. In fact, a parrot who eats a healthy, balanced diet is also more active and tends to have a better plumage than a parrot whose diet may be lacking in some areas. You probably already know that your parrot loves seeds, but bird seeds are only one component of a good parrot diet. Having a good understanding of what types of foods your parrot should eat will help you make good decisions to keep him in good health.


The main parrot food is millet. It is sold in every” bird” shop. There should always be enough millet into the bird cage, birds know themselves how much to eat. They also enjoy oats very much but only oats (unpeeled, absolutely natural) which I haven't seen anywhere in shops: It is found only as an addition in combined foods. As a compromise variant oat kernels can be given.


They also enjoy sunflower seeds, but not baked of course. Give sunflower seeds to your bird only several times per month because it contains lots of fats and the bird gets stout. Before giving it to the bird it is good to crash it slightly (thus they will consume it easily).


They absolutely adore fresh vegetables! They die for cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, peppers and pepper seeds (they should not be hot!). They also eat cabbage. Be careful with nitrates! They are particularly harmful for birds as they can even kill them If it is possible prevent buying foods cultivated in green – houses.


Other " green food” that they like very much is ordinary fresh and tender grass. I mean ryegrass, clover especially couch – grass or something likes, but not that grass! Something that you should never give them is parsley! I don't know why, but it is written so in the books and I haven't made experiments what will happen to them if I feed birds with parsley.


Give them fresh fruit at any possibility apples (They like cores because of the seeds), pears, plums and also pumpkin. I haven't noticed them to like citrus fruit.


All fruit and vegetables should be well washed.


Give them hard – boiled egg (a quarter of egg per two birds) at least once a month. From it they supply themselves with proteins and vitamin D.


Don't throw the shell away! Give it to them finely crushed. It provides them with calcium.


Another resource of calcium is chalk. Birds gnaw it with appetite so be sure always to provide chalk in the cage.


Entire grain bread tastes awesome and an amazing source of fibre for your parrot. Take a stab at offering your pet little nibbles of bread, as a treat for good conduct. Your pet will believe he’s in paradise!


Pellets: A pellet normally comprises of ground up grains and seeds, vitamins and minerals that are prepared at the low warmth and framed into shapes. The distinctive shapes that pellets are framed in can differ from little circles to pellets that look like Cheerios. A few pellets are hued to speak to your parrot, while different pellets are characteristic hues, basically tans. Various pelleted eating regimens are accessible to purchase. Work with your avian veterinarian to focus the best-pelleted eating routine for your parrot. Some aviculturists don’t prescribe nourishing dry pellets to lorries and different softbills. Talk to your veterinarian about the best parrot foods to sustain your softbills.