Adopting a parrot is a joyful thing if done in a right way. One of the important part of owning a parrot is its diet. A Good and healthy diet will ensure a happy and healthy parrot. It’s important that you give your parrot healthy food. Listed below are some common foods that are good for parrots.
Apples after removing seeds are safe for parrots. Apple seeds contain Cyanide which is considered not safe for parrots so always remove apple seeds prior to feeding.
Peeled Banana, Pineapple and Peeled pears are good and safe.
Mangoes in moderation are good as they are very sweet, so always feed in a limited amount.
Water Melons are good, but their seeds are considered not good for parrots by many people. So take the seeds out prior to feeding.
Citrus fruits like Oranges, Grapefruit etc should be given in moderation as they are high acid foods and can increase acidic level if given regularly.
Papaya, peach are also considered to be safe.
Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and other these types of fruits should only be given by removing their seeds and pits.
Green Peppers and Hot Peppers. Yes, parrots can eat both.
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots and turnip can be included in the diet.
Cooked potatoes are also safe for parrots.
Tomato should be given in moderation due to their high acidic level.
Corn when in Soft and milky sate can be included.
Cucumber, Beets, Peas, Spinach are in yes list.
For seeds, one thing that you should know is that they are high calories food.
So you have to feed seeds in a limited amount. Seeds are good and important for parrots my advice is you must include them in your parrot’s diet.
Sunflower seeds are the favorite food of many smaller and bigger size parrots. Use them to give as a treat when parrot does something good.
Millet seeds are good for smaller parrots like budgerigar love them.
Some other seeds that you can feed are canary, hemp, thistle etc
Peanuts contain aflatoxian which is reduced when peanuts are roasted but still small amount is present in them. Aflatoxian is not good for parrots so only feed roasted peanuts in strict moderation.
Walnuts can be included in the parrot diet. But they are high in fats so be moderate in them also.
Same goes for the Almonds and some other nuts they can be fed to parrots but as most of the nuts are high fat so feed them in a limited amount.
Note – This post is only for a guideline. It is based on my experience and my research on parrots. Every parrot type is different from others, some may have a high level of tolerance to certain food and other may not. It’s always good to concern a proper vet if you are suspicious about some food as each food item can have the different level of effects on each parrot type. No legal responsibility is taken.