What Can I Safely Feed My Bird?

gcc2Helpful list when feeding your bird

 A Parrot’s Flour List
• Almond
• Amaranth
• Barley
• Buckwheat
• Coconut
• Garbanzo
• Kamut
• Millet
• Oat
• Quinoa
• Rye
• Spelt
• Teff
It is best to avoid any white, bleached, unhealthy flours 100% Whole Grain flours are best 

A Parrot’s Berry List
• Blackberry
• Blackcurrant
• Bilberry
• Blueberry
• Cranberry
• Goji Berry
• Hawthorn Berry
• Logan Berry
• Mulberry
• Raspberry
• Redcurrant
• Rosehips
• Rowanberry
• Strawberry

 A Parrot’s Do Not Feed List
• Avocado
• Alcohol
• Caffeine
• Chocolate
• Dairy Products
• Dried/Uncooked Beans
• Fried, Greasy or Junk Foods
• Fruit Seeds/Stone Pits/Pips (see below)
• Mushrooms
• Nutmeg
• Onion
• Peanuts
• Rhubarb
• Salty and Sugary Foods
• Tomato leaves, vines, stems
Do not feed legumes/beans in an uncooked state. Legumes/Beans are acceptable to feed once soaked and thoroughly cooked.
Do not feed seeds/pits/pips from the following fruit: Apple, Cherry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Nectarine, Lychee, Apricot.

 A Parrot’s Safe Fruit List
• Apple
• Apricot
• Banana
• Cactus Fruit/Prickly Pear
• Cantaloupe
• Cherry
• Clementine
• Coconut
• Date
• Damson
• Dragon Fruit
• Fig
• Grape
• Greengage
• Guava
• Honeydew
• Jackfruit
• Kiwi
• Kimquat
• Lychee
• Mandarin
• Mango (Ripe/Peel)
• Mangosteen
• Nectarine
• Orange
• Papaya
• Passionfruit
• Pawpaw
• Peach
• Pear
• Persimmon
• Pineapple
• Plum
• Pomegranate
• Quince
• Rambutan
• Satsuma
• Star Fruit
• Tangerine
• Watermelon
Do not feed seeds/pits/pips from the following fruit: Apple, Cherry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Nectarine, Lychee, Apricot. Safe seeds: Melon seeds, papaya, pomegranate, kiwi, cantaloupe. Feed fruit sparingly

 A Parrot’s Safe Grain List (Ideal for Cooking or Sprouting)
• Amaranth
• Barley
• Buckwheat
• Corn (Dry Kernel)
• Kamut
• Millet
• Oat Groats
• Quinoa
• Rice (Short Brown/Black/Red/Wild)
• Rye
• Spelt
• Teff
• Triticale
• Wheat

 A Parrot’s Safe Herb List (Ideal for Flavoring in Small Amounts)
• Anise
• Basil
• Coriander/Cilantro
• Dill
• Fennel
• Lemon Balm
• Mint
• Oregano
• Parsley
• Rosemary
• Sage
• Thyme

 A Parrot’s Safe Nut List (Ideal for Treats in Small Amounts and Foraging)
• Almond
• Brazil Nut
• Cashew
• Hazelnut/Filbert
• Macadamia Nut
• Pecan
• Pine Nut
• Pistachio
• Walnut
Peanuts may harbor mycotoxins and aflatoxin a fungal toxin that can be deadly to Parrots causing a respiratory disease known as Aspergillosis. Some nuts such as the Macadamia nut contain a higher level of fat/calories than other nuts and may be more suitable for certain parrot species that require that extra intake. Do consult your Avian Technician as to which nuts are more suitable for your parrot.

 A Parrot’s Safe Spice List
• Aniseed
• Cayenne Pepper
• Celery
• Chili
• Cinnamon
• Cumin
• Dill
• Fennel
• Ginger
• Fenugreek
• Paprika
• Red Pepper
• Turmeric
Avoid feeling Nutmeg to parrots as this spice contains Myristicin. If consumed it may suffer from dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

 A Parrot’s Safe Vegetable List
• Artichoke
• Beetroot +Greens
• Bok/Pak Choy
• Broccoli/Broccolini/Broccoli Rabe
• Brussel Sprouts
• Cabbage (Red/Green/Chinese)
• Capsicum
• Carrot +Greens
• Cauliflower
• Cavolo Nero
• Celery (Destring)
• Celeriac/Celery Root
• Chard
• Chicory/Radicchio
• Chickweed
• Collard Greens
• Corn
• Courgette
• Cress
• Cucumber
• Daikon Radish
• Dandelion Greens
• Endive
• Escarole
• Green Bean
• Jicama
• Kale
• Kohlrabi
• Lettuce (Dark Green/Red Leaf Varieties/Romaine)
• Mange Tout
• Mustard Greens
• Okra
• Parsnip (Peel)
• Pea (Green/Snow/Sugar Snap)
• Peppers +Seeds (Banana/Bell/Chili/Jalapeno/Serrano/Hot/Sweet)
• Pumpkin +Seeds
• Radish +Greens
• Rapini
• Rocket/Arugula
• Squash +Seeds
• Swede/Rutabaga
• Sweet Potato (must be cooked)
• Tatsoi
• Tomato
• Turnip +Greens
• Watercress
• Yams
• Zucchini

Beans are also safe for birds BUT they must be washed and cooked prior to feeding them to your parrot.

 

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