Owning a parrot comes with many responsibilities. Providing a natural habitat and giving it nutritious food is extremely important for your bird’s survival. If you are planning to have one as a pet, read on to find out what parrots love eating and what foods you should and should not give your pretty bird.
Remember that parrots love eating seeds but seeds alone should not be a primary part of their diet. Parrots like humans need variety. Seeds cannot give them compete nutrition so adding different fruits and vegetable is a must for their growth and development. Macaws and cockatoos need a huge supply of seeds to keep them going but other parrots require only 10 percent of seeds in their primary diet.
Seeds are not a very good sources of Vitamin A and calcium. These nutrients are required for the complete growth and development of birds, so supplementing the parrots’ diet with fresh fruits and vegetables is a must. You can provide green beans, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber and eggplants. Fruits like papaya, kiwi, pineapple, mangoes, oranges, bananas, peaches, apples and pomegranates can be included in their diet.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Chop them up into small pieces and place them in a hanging position instead of keeping them on a plate or a bowl. Never include avocados, guacamole or mushrooms because these are toxic and dangerous.
You can also buy readymade pellets but make sure they are not processed or contaminated with artificial adulterants.
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