Diet and Feeding

wild bird eating nuts

Can Wild Birds Eat Almonds?

Almonds are also made up of trace elements and minerals that birds require as a healthy diet. That is why they are considered one of the healthiest foods birds can consume.

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Can Birds Eat Chocolate? (Read Before Serving!)

Should you feed birds chocolate? What are the risks and pitfalls of feeding the treat to wild birds.

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Can Birds Eat Raisins?

Birds have an expansive diet that consists of small insects, seeds, worms, nuts, and small fruits. Birds can eat raisins as well. They eat raisins the same way they eat similar dried fruits like currants and sultanas. If anything, wild birds are known to be very fond of raisins. Raisins are grapes that have been…

birds eating Chia Seeds

Do Wild Birds Eat Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are obtained from the desert shrub Salvia Hispanica. The plant is native to Central America. Chia seeds have long been used by wild birds traveling through deserts and for birds that live in dry and semi-arid environments. Chia seeds are safe for birds to eat since they are high in omega-3 fatty acids,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…