Diet and Feeding

parrot eating cucumber

Can parrots eat cucumber?

Cucumbers are a great go-to food for parrots because they are not only completely safe but are also low in sugar which means they can be eaten liberally by your bird. This means, unlike many fruits you can serve up cucumbers with confidence.  This originally South Asian native vine fruit may well have been part […]

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parrots eating a grape

Can Parrots Eat Grapes? ( Size and Portions )

Finding new treats and taste experiences for your pet parrot is one of the really enjoyable aspects of caring for these remarkable birds. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing them enjoy something that they like, but you can have too much of a good thing! You may be wondering if your parrot will enjoy […]

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wild parakeets eating

What do Wild Parakeets Eat?

They prefer the green seedheads of grass and secondarily the dried seed. They will also eat vegetation too including tender roots, shoots, plant buds, and eucalypt leaves. You might think the life of a caged parakeet is positively pampered compared to its wild counterpart, but, as you’ll find, wild parakeets are living the good life […]

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macaw drinking

How Much Water Does a Macaw Drink Each Day?

Clean, fresh, water is a must for both man and Macaw. Like us, your parrot’s body is just over 75% water, and to stay at its best your Macaw needs access to a generous water supply. For birds like Macaw’s, water has primacy over food so it’s important you get this right. Read this short […]

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toucan eating

What Do Toucans Eat? ( I was shocked at some foods )

Toucans are exotically colored birds, each with an enormous, striking beak. Though they may look fearsome, these beaks are mainly used to forage fruit from the treetops. They also frequently eat insects, and may sometimes eat small rodents, lizards, amphibians, birds, and even fish. Their diet is a bit different as pets, however! A Little […]

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Can Parrots Eat Meat

Can Parrots Eat Meat (Unnatural diet?)

This is probably going to come as a shock to most, but parrots – the more than 350 different species of birds classified as parrots – are technically considered omnivores. While parrots (for the most part) eat a lot of plants, a lot of seeds, and a lot of small insects and vegetables like every […]

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Do Macaws Need Cuttlebone?

Do Macaws Need Cuttlebone? ( Benefits of cuttlebone for Macaws)

Figuring out exactly what macaws need in their diet can be tricky. While seeds contain lots of nutrients, they are lacking in a very important one — calcium. This is where cuttlebone comes in! Giving macaws cuttlebone is a great way to ensure they get their daily dose of calcium. And it’s a load of […]

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parakeet eating an orange

Can Parakeets Eat Oranges? ( Benefits and Risks )

When you’re starting to feed a pet parakeet, you may be hesitant to try your bird with varied foods. In this short article, we take a look at whether or not you can feed your parakeets oranges and other foods beyond their standard fare of millet and seeds. Many people worry if oranges are to […]

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parakeet drinking

How much water do parakeets need each day?

Parakeets are not high-maintenance birds, and raising them is quite fun. As for their water requirement, merely providing a bowl of water is not going to be enough. Turns out their dynamics with H2O is not as straightforward as we’d like to think. Unlike other birds parakeets actually drink less water per day than other […]

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parrakeet eating seeds

Do All Parakeets Eat the Same Food?

Parakeets are one of the most popular pets to keep right now, but with a vast amount of species to choose from how do you know what to feed them? And, do all parakeets east the same food. The types of seeds and parakeet foods available on the market can be confusing. We take a […]

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cockatiel and Budgie

Can Budgies and Cockatiels Eat the Same Food? ( Will it harm them)

If we conduct a popularity contest between budgie and cockatiel, it would be impossible to hail only of them as a winner. Both of these bird species are extremely popular as pet parrots. They share a lot of common traits and differences between them. But their diet in not exactly the same. Budgies and cockatiels […]

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parrot eat pineapple

Can Parrots Eat Pineapple | Fresh or Canned?

Parrots and pineapples have a lot in common. Both are colorful, attractive, and are native to the humid and hot tropical regions of the Amazon River basin. Pineapple is an immensely tasty golden yellow and orange fruit. The short-stemmed bromeliad plant is known as Ananas in Latin. Ananas is a word that stems from the […]

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