Apples carrots parsley etc cutted for parrots

Good foods for parrots

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.

Four pine apples in line with their bottoms not in pictures

Pine apples

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.

In fact, most of the fruits are safe for parrots if their seeds and pits are removed. Avocado is toxic for parrots. To view, a complete list of toxic foods click here.


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.

Fresh green Cucumbers

Cucumbers are safe for parrots if your parrot like them.


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.

Sunflower seeds in hands.

Sunflower seeds are the favorite food of parrots. Use them as a reward when your 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

Dry fruits

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.

Almonds in bucket picked from tree

Fresh Almonds collected from tree



The nest





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.

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