If you are feeling alone at the house and want to have a pet, then having a parrot is the best option. Parrots are talkative birds, and they are fun and very relaxing. Owning a parrot that can talk and sing can take away your loneliness. Their caretaking is also very easy and costs a lot less than dogs and cats. Parrots eat a lot less than other pets, and they eat nearly any fruit or vegetable. Feeding them is also not going to be a problem as there are several cage accessories available for them like parrot feeder fruit and vegetable holder, where you can easily put the edibles and hang it inside the cage once for the day. Whenever it feels hungry, it can eat from there.
If you are going to have a parro,t then you must be having this question in mind, “What do parrots eat?” The answer to this is very simple. They eat vegetables, fruits, seeds, and pellets.
Here are some things that parrots eat.
Give A Scheduled Diet
It is better to make a schedule to their diet, giving the same item to feed can also make them ill. Stuff like mashed fruit or stewed fruit can make it fat and decrease its life.
Not only veggies, but non-veg can also be offered to parrots like a chicken bone (it is good for calcium in parrots) or eggs. Parrots like to eat stuff packed with protein.
Parrots Eat Fruits
Talking about fruits, parrots like sweet, sour or bitter, all kinds of fruits. But for its well being and good health, you can offer him apples, citrus fruit, bananas, mango, papaya, grapes, pomegranate, peaches, passion fruit, and more. But keep changing the fruits as parrots love variations with their diet.
What Vegetables Can Be Offered?
There are a lot of vegetables that parrots eat. You can feed them with beets, asparagus, broccoli, bell papers, carrots, mushrooms, hot peppers, mustard greens, collard greens, spinach, tomatoes, kale, leeks, dandelion greens, parsley, sweet potato, okra, pumpkins, and others. They can eat any vegetable or fruit but try to avoid the ones that have a lot of fat in it.
Parrots Eat Pellets Too
Parrots like fresh food, and you can try feeding organic vegetables to the bird. You can also try feeding the bird with commercial pellets. The best thing is that they come in different sizes, colors, and flavors. The biggest benefit you get from pellets is that it is very nutritious for parrots. This diet can make your bird agile and active.
Bird Seeds Are Also Good
The other thing you can consider giving your parrot is the birdseed. Though it cannot become the main course of diet for your parrot, they can provide good nutritive value to your pet. You can avoid giving sunflower seed to the bird as they are considered a bit addictive to parrots, and your parrot can become habitual of eating these seeds.