Feeding Of Parrot
Due to less knowledge on parrot diet, some people feed them wrong food and their parrot becomes ill and sometimes dies. It is our duty to know what do parrots eat and what it doesn’t.
So, In this blog we are going to list all the foods that parrots eats along with some precautions that one should keep in their mind while feeding parrot.
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What do parrots eat?
Parrots are omnivorous meaning they eat both meat and veggies. Meat here means insects, though some amount of fish meat can be given. Parrot eats different items like fruits, veggies, seeds, insects and flowers. Among all, Seeds are the Parrots favourite food. Their jaw is strong, So – they crack the nuts to find the seeds inside it. You can use nuts to train them.
The feeds listed below can be given to both Alexanderine Parrots and Indian Ringneck Parrots.
|2.||Apple (Exclude Apple Seeds)|
Boiled corn is considered very good for parrots.
|5.||Pearl Millet Seeds|
These seeds can be fed by mixing with each other.
✓As discussed earlier, Parrots are omnivorous, they need some protein. Though protein can be provided by giving grain legumes like lentil and mung bean, we can also give them the fishes like salmon, trout, tuna. We can also give them some chicken and chicken bones which can work as decent calcium source.
Occasional Boiled eggs smashed into pieces should be given with biscuits. This can be given once in a week. Also,Chapati can be added to parrot feed.
What Does Parrot Drink?
We should regularly give them fresh water. The water in the cage should be changed twice a day. We can also give them fruit juices to drink. Avoid too much sweet drinks and carbonated drinks.
Feed For Baby Parrot
✓Pearl millet smashed into powder can be fed to baby parrot.
✓Yellow lentils soaked in water for 5 hrs can be fed after the lentil become very soft.
✓Cerelac(paddy cerelac) can be fed which speed up the formation of feathers and it can be bought in market
✓Boiled rice also can be fed to baby parrots.
Precautions While Feeding Parrots
1.While giving apple, we mustn’t give apple seeds. They are posionous as they contains cyanide which can cause death of parrots.
2.Little salt is good. But giving salty and spicy food with different spices is very dangerous.
3.Overfeeding should be avoided. This will increase increase fat and birds will be lethargic.
4.Oily food should be avoided. This will affect digestive system and feathers will drop down.
5.Onion shouldn’t be given to parrots.
6.Chocolates shouldn’t be feed to parrots.
7.Dry pulses like kidney beans should be avoided.
8.Banana should not be fed to parrots.
9.Oranges should not be fed.
10.Any junk food should not be fed to parrot.
Parrots are sweet pet birds. While keep them away from wild in our home, it is our solemn duty to provide them the good feed and care for them. These beautiful birds love different kinds of food. Some of which are listed above in this article. We hope this article has helped you to feed our parrot and make him happy.