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Healthy Diet for Your Parrot


Is your bird a seed only eater? Did you know in that wild seeds form only a small portion of the natural diet? While seeds are an important part of a pet parrot's daily diet they should not comprise all of it.

Parrots are opportunistic omnivores, which in plain English means they eat whatever they encounter in their day ("opportunistic") and, like us, eat from all the food groups - veggies & fruits, grain, and animal protein ("omnivores").

The seed based diets that have traditionally been fed to pet birds are not representative of that parrots eat in the wild. Little is actually known about exactly what comprises their daily diet, but their natural diet does include a variety of things like seeds, nuts, fruits, shoots, buds, corms, and invertebrates (insects, worms, and larvae). Wild parrots have even been observed eating dead fish that wash up from lakes and streams. Because some of the plant material they eat also contains toxins, parrots in South America flock to natural mineral beds regularly to feed on the clay and minerals available in order to detoxify their systems.

We do know that a seed only diet generally cuts your pet's potential lifespan in half, as well as leading to deficiencies in vitamins, especially vitamin A, minerals, especially calcium and protein. They also tend to be too high in fat.

While formulated diets (aka pellets) are now becoming widely used, they also do not comprise a complete diet and can lead to health problems if used exclusively, especially with the kidneys and liver. Formulated diets were originally based on research done in the poultry industry, where the focus is on rapid growth and maximum size, not longevity. While they've come a long way, and like seeds, form an important part of a complete diet, they can not do it alone. What's important for your bird's health and happiness is variety, balance, and moderation. Veggies, whole grains, and some fruit should form the basis of a well fed bird's daily diet.

A parrot's "job" in the wild is to spend the day searching for food, then working to access it. Nuts are a prime example, as getting to the nut meat involves removing not only the hard shell, but the fibrous outer husk as well. It's important to give your pet a "job" and make her have to work a little for her goodies as well. Having to peel veggies and open nuts helps offset boredom. (Just be sure the veggies are organic and not contaminated with pesticides.)

Patience, creativity and common sense will work wonders in improving your parrot's diet and overall health. The rewards are well worth the effort, resulting in a well feathered, bright-eyed, playful companion who can share your life for as long as possible.

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Pets of the Week: July 6 - The Herald-News
Pets of the Week: July 6  The Herald-News

This Dog Water Bottle Has a Hidden Feature That Makes It Easy to Keep Pets Hydrated on Long Walks - PEOPLE
This Dog Water Bottle Has a Hidden Feature That Makes It Easy to Keep Pets Hydrated on Long Walks  PEOPLE

4 Ways to Help Transition Pets to Post-Quarantine Routines - Yahoo Finance
4 Ways to Help Transition Pets to Post-Quarantine Routines  Yahoo Finance

Keeping pets safe during Fourth weekend - KOLN
Keeping pets safe during Fourth weekend  KOLN

1000 pets in need to receive free care - VeterinaryPracticeNews.com
1000 pets in need to receive free care  VeterinaryPracticeNews.com

Elmbrook Humane Society launches ‘Connecting from the Couch’ pet behavior support program - WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee
Elmbrook Humane Society launches ‘Connecting from the Couch’ pet behavior support program  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

N.J. pets in need: July 6, 2020 - NJ.com
N.J. pets in need: July 6, 2020  NJ.com

Pets of the Week | Pets - Index-Journal
Pets of the Week | Pets  Index-Journal

East Bay pets of the week for July 10 - East Bay Times
East Bay pets of the week for July 10  East Bay Times

Reuniting with your pets after fireworks | News | wsmv.com - WSMV Nashville
Reuniting with your pets after fireworks | News | wsmv.com  WSMV Nashville

Bonnie Hays reports fewer lost pets at shelter than other years following Fourth of July weekend - KPTV.com
Bonnie Hays reports fewer lost pets at shelter than other years following Fourth of July weekend  KPTV.com

Dr. Jacob Frydman Pet Care Will Donate All Fee At National Feed a Rescue Pet Week from July 27 to August 3 - News Anyway
Dr. Jacob Frydman Pet Care Will Donate All Fee At National Feed a Rescue Pet Week from July 27 to August 3  News Anyway

Experts Share Tips on Keeping Family, Pets Safe in Intense Summer Heat - FOX 21 Online
Experts Share Tips on Keeping Family, Pets Safe in Intense Summer Heat  FOX 21 Online

Experts: More pets lost on July 4th - PAHomePage.com
Experts: More pets lost on July 4th  PAHomePage.com

Cops are also shooting pets in Black and brown communities at high rates. - Slate
Cops are also shooting pets in Black and brown communities at high rates.  Slate

Heat wave! Here’s how to keep your pets safe in hot weather - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
Heat wave! Here’s how to keep your pets safe in hot weather  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

1-800-PetMeds® To Feature Superstar Pets With Pet Video Contest - PR Web
1-800-PetMeds® To Feature Superstar Pets With Pet Video Contest  PR Web

San Diego Humane Society works to reunite pets with owners after holiday weekend - fox5sandiego.com
San Diego Humane Society works to reunite pets with owners after holiday weekend  fox5sandiego.com

Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of July 5, 2020 - Summit Daily News
Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of July 5, 2020  Summit Daily News

Protecting new pets from COVID-19 as concerns rise across the country - Fox 28
Protecting new pets from COVID-19 as concerns rise across the country  Fox 28

Good Day Pets – Meet Jack the Cat! - KCAU 9
Good Day Pets – Meet Jack the Cat!  KCAU 9

RFD receives pet oxygen masks | Local News - Greensburg Daily News
RFD receives pet oxygen masks | Local News  Greensburg Daily News

Standard Journal Pets of the Week for the Wednesday, July 8, 2020 edition - The Polk Fish Wrap
Standard Journal Pets of the Week for the Wednesday, July 8, 2020 edition  The Polk Fish Wrap

NJ Mooses Law prohibits animal abusers from owning pets - New Jersey Herald
NJ Mooses Law prohibits animal abusers from owning pets  New Jersey Herald

Local shelters extra busy with lost pets after 4th of July | KMVU Fox 26 Medford - KMVU Fox 26 Medford
Local shelters extra busy with lost pets after 4th of July | KMVU Fox 26 Medford  KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Hot Paws: Keeping Your Pet Safe from the Heat - erienewsnow.com
Hot Paws: Keeping Your Pet Safe from the Heat  erienewsnow.com

Animal Crossing: New Horizons new sea creatures make the best pets - Polygon
Animal Crossing: New Horizons new sea creatures make the best pets  Polygon

Our cute pets column has a name | Creature Comforts - GamesIndustry.biz
Our cute pets column has a name | Creature Comforts  GamesIndustry.biz

How to Make Your Pet Happy, With Animal Behavior Expert Zazie Todd - Lifehacker
How to Make Your Pet Happy, With Animal Behavior Expert Zazie Todd  Lifehacker

PET OF THE WEEK, JULY 4, 2020: MEET WEBBER - wvua23.com
PET OF THE WEEK, JULY 4, 2020: MEET WEBBER  wvua23.com

Lost a Pet During the Holiday Weekend? Here's What to Do - NBC San Diego
Lost a Pet During the Holiday Weekend? Here's What to Do  NBC San Diego

Dumb Friends League Working To Reunite Pets Who Got Out During 4th Of July Weekend With Their Owners - CBS Denver
Dumb Friends League Working To Reunite Pets Who Got Out During 4th Of July Weekend With Their Owners  CBS Denver

'We need our pets now more than ever': Phoenix rescue animals find homes during COVID-19 - AZCentral
'We need our pets now more than ever': Phoenix rescue animals find homes during COVID-19  AZCentral

Significant Changes in Airline Pet Travel Options: Company Offers Safe Alternative - TippNews DAILY
Significant Changes in Airline Pet Travel Options: Company Offers Safe Alternative  TippNews DAILY

Someone is shooting people’s pets in Pinedale - Buckrail
Someone is shooting people’s pets in Pinedale  Buckrail

MWI Animal Health Announces New Offerings to Alleviate Financial Burdens of Pet Care - Odessa American
MWI Animal Health Announces New Offerings to Alleviate Financial Burdens of Pet Care  Odessa American

Humane Society reminding people of danger of leaving pets in hot vehicles after dog left in car dies - KMBC Kansas City
Humane Society reminding people of danger of leaving pets in hot vehicles after dog left in car dies  KMBC Kansas City

Aldermen OK Ban on Sale of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits at Pet Stores to Stop Breeders - WTTW News
Aldermen OK Ban on Sale of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits at Pet Stores to Stop Breeders  WTTW News

Local animal shelters brace for increase in lost pets due to fireworks - FOX 31 Denver
Local animal shelters brace for increase in lost pets due to fireworks  FOX 31 Denver

Two Las Vegas animal shelters to participate in national pet adoption event - KLAS - 8 News Now
Two Las Vegas animal shelters to participate in national pet adoption event  KLAS - 8 News Now

KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Georgia - KCBD
KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Georgia  KCBD

Waco Volunteer Fire/Rescue receives pet oxygen mask donation - Richmond Register
Waco Volunteer Fire/Rescue receives pet oxygen mask donation  Richmond Register

Pet dogs may improve social-emotional development in young children - Medical Xpress
Pet dogs may improve social-emotional development in young children  Medical Xpress

High temperatures are felt by your pets as well - WHIZ
High temperatures are felt by your pets as well  WHIZ

Coronavirus notebook: Ohio extends jobless benefits; Krohn to reopen; adopt a pet - Cincinnati Business Courier
Coronavirus notebook: Ohio extends jobless benefits; Krohn to reopen; adopt a pet  Cincinnati Business Courier

Get low cost pet vaccines at Gwinnett event this weekend - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Get low cost pet vaccines at Gwinnett event this weekend  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Country Dayz Pet Resort sets 'Yappy Hour' - Wilmington News Journal, OH
Country Dayz Pet Resort sets 'Yappy Hour'  Wilmington News Journal, OH

Puppy Luv: Helping Homeless Pets Off the Streets and Into Loving Homes - citysuntimes
Puppy Luv: Helping Homeless Pets Off the Streets and Into Loving Homes  citysuntimes

Pets of the week: A couple of quiet guys looking for a home - Duluth News Tribune
Pets of the week: A couple of quiet guys looking for a home  Duluth News Tribune

CBS3 Pet Project: How To Help Comfort Your Pet During Thunderstorms, Fireworks - CBS Philly
CBS3 Pet Project: How To Help Comfort Your Pet During Thunderstorms, Fireworks  CBS Philly

Law enforcement seek public help investigating string of pet shootings in Pinedale - Oil City News
Law enforcement seek public help investigating string of pet shootings in Pinedale  Oil City News

COVID Renews Calls to Bring Down Pet Population - Cleveland Scene
COVID Renews Calls to Bring Down Pet Population  Cleveland Scene

Keep your pets safe this weekend with these fireworks safety tips - Clarksville Now
Keep your pets safe this weekend with these fireworks safety tips  Clarksville Now

BluePearl Pet Hospital Finds Alarming Increase in Parvovirus Cases Amid COVID-19 - Yahoo Finance
BluePearl Pet Hospital Finds Alarming Increase in Parvovirus Cases Amid COVID-19  Yahoo Finance

A timely reminder that pets shouldn't be left in hot vehicles - NewmarketToday.ca
A timely reminder that pets shouldn't be left in hot vehicles  NewmarketToday.ca

As weather grows hotter, pets could be at risk - Carolinacoastonline
As weather grows hotter, pets could be at risk  Carolinacoastonline

Pet hospitals find ‘alarming’ increase in parvovirus cases amid COVID-19 pandemic - ABC 4
Pet hospitals find ‘alarming’ increase in parvovirus cases amid COVID-19 pandemic  ABC 4

Adoptable pet: Meet Winnie - Tallahassee Democrat
Adoptable pet: Meet Winnie  Tallahassee Democrat

Fort Leonard Wood service member, spouse win $250 in AAFES pet photo contest - Myguidon
Fort Leonard Wood service member, spouse win $250 in AAFES pet photo contest  Myguidon

The Pets Left Behind by Covid-19 - The New York Times
The Pets Left Behind by Covid-19  The New York Times

34 Pet Products From Amazon That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses - BuzzFeed
34 Pet Products From Amazon That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses  BuzzFeed

Pet helps alert family of Franklin house fire - WSMV Nashville
Pet helps alert family of Franklin house fire  WSMV Nashville

FDA cautions pet owners about infecting their pets in new video - CNN
FDA cautions pet owners about infecting their pets in new video  CNN

These 17 pets would love to share space with you: June 27-28 - SILive.com
These 17 pets would love to share space with you: June 27-28  SILive.com

My Pet Pal: Sperry - News from southeastern Connecticut - theday.com
My Pet Pal: Sperry - News from southeastern Connecticut  theday.com

Pet of the week: Cy - Billings Gazette
Pet of the week: Cy  Billings Gazette

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Chubbs - ThurstonTalk
Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Chubbs  ThurstonTalk

Open Farm Joins Loop to Sell Reusable Pet Food Packaging - waste360
Open Farm Joins Loop to Sell Reusable Pet Food Packaging  waste360

Pet of the week: Tippy - Middletown Press
Pet of the week: Tippy  Middletown Press

Pets perish in Otisfield fire that destroys mobile home and camper - The Bethel Citizen
Pets perish in Otisfield fire that destroys mobile home and camper  The Bethel Citizen

Boom in fireworks triggering veterans, terrorizing pets - News from southeastern Connecticut - theday.com
Boom in fireworks triggering veterans, terrorizing pets - News from southeastern Connecticut  theday.com

Pet of the Week: Look at little Leo! - WKRG News 5
Pet of the Week: Look at little Leo!  WKRG News 5

Pet of the Week | Local News - Gloucester Daily Times
Pet of the Week | Local News  Gloucester Daily Times

THESE are the homemade wet foods you can feed to your pet dogs and cats - PINKVILLA
THESE are the homemade wet foods you can feed to your pet dogs and cats  PINKVILLA

Pets of the Week: 100 Litter - WITN
Pets of the Week: 100 Litter  WITN

Class pets become long-term pandemic houseguests while St. Louis schools are out - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Class pets become long-term pandemic houseguests while St. Louis schools are out  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Austin and Kat Expands Partnership with Pet Food Experts - PetProductNews.com
Austin and Kat Expands Partnership with Pet Food Experts  PetProductNews.com

Dog lovers show off their pets' skills in dog agility competition - Fox11online.com
Dog lovers show off their pets' skills in dog agility competition  Fox11online.com

16 Adorable Photos of Patriotic Pets - MSN Money
16 Adorable Photos of Patriotic Pets  MSN Money

Keep your summer fun pet-safe and pet-friendly with top outdoor pet gear - CNN
Keep your summer fun pet-safe and pet-friendly with top outdoor pet gear  CNN

What is the average cost of pet insurance? Depends on your pet - Business Insider - Business Insider
What is the average cost of pet insurance? Depends on your pet - Business Insider  Business Insider

2 pets killed in Fort Wayne house fire - WANE
2 pets killed in Fort Wayne house fire  WANE

How to create a pet-friendly landscape in your home - The Star Online
How to create a pet-friendly landscape in your home  The Star Online

Special Report: The pros and cons of purchasing pet insurance - WSBT-TV
Special Report: The pros and cons of purchasing pet insurance  WSBT-TV

Pet owners put furry friends on diets after they gained weight in lockdown - Fox News
Pet owners put furry friends on diets after they gained weight in lockdown  Fox News

What to do if your pet runs away during a major holiday - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
What to do if your pet runs away during a major holiday  KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

Fireworks and pets: Tips to keep your dog or cat calm and safe on the Fourth of July - FOX 10 News Phoenix
Fireworks and pets: Tips to keep your dog or cat calm and safe on the Fourth of July  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Pet caregiver provides tips to keep your animals calm - KLKN
Pet caregiver provides tips to keep your animals calm  KLKN

Adopt-a-Pet July 6 - Chadds Ford Live - Chadds Ford Live
Adopt-a-Pet July 6 - Chadds Ford Live  Chadds Ford Live

COVID-19 Impact on Global Veterinary Healthcare Products for Pets Market Trends Analysis, Top Manufacturers, Shares, Growth Opportunities, Statistics & Forecast to 2026 - 3rd Watch News
COVID-19 Impact on Global Veterinary Healthcare Products for Pets Market Trends Analysis, Top Manufacturers, Shares, Growth Opportunities, Statistics & Forecast to 2026  3rd Watch News

Iowa Supreme Court sides with pet allergies over support animal in tenant dispute - KCRG
Iowa Supreme Court sides with pet allergies over support animal in tenant dispute  KCRG

Pet of the Week: Puppy, Puppy, Puppies! - KGET 17
Pet of the Week: Puppy, Puppy, Puppies!  KGET 17

PET OF THE WEEK: Chase | Featured | ivpressonline.com - Imperial Valley Press
PET OF THE WEEK: Chase | Featured | ivpressonline.com  Imperial Valley Press

These tips will help ease your pets as you return to work - WBAL TV Baltimore
These tips will help ease your pets as you return to work  WBAL TV Baltimore

Jake is this week's adoptable pet with the Chemung County SPCA - WENY-TV
Jake is this week's adoptable pet with the Chemung County SPCA  WENY-TV

Keeping your pets safe during monsoon season | Critter Corner - AZFamily
Keeping your pets safe during monsoon season | Critter Corner  AZFamily

Wearables for Pets Market Growth By Manufacturers, Type And Application, Forecast To 2026 - 3rd Watch News
Wearables for Pets Market Growth By Manufacturers, Type And Application, Forecast To 2026  3rd Watch News

Feasibility of blood testing combined with PET-CT to screen for cancer and guide intervention - Science Magazine
Feasibility of blood testing combined with PET-CT to screen for cancer and guide intervention  Science Magazine

Is Raw or Homemade Food Good for Your Pet? - WebMD
Is Raw or Homemade Food Good for Your Pet?  WebMD

Summer Pet Safety: Tips from 'The Street Vet' - CBS News 8
Summer Pet Safety: Tips from 'The Street Vet'  CBS News 8

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