Avian Diet

Diet.

 

  • The correct diet is so important for your family pet. 

  • Different bird species have different needs.

  • Most parrots require fruit and vegetables, pellets, sprouted seeds, nuts and treats.

  • Some birds like black cockatoos and gang gangs are more fussy and won't eat much pellet, so may need seed, gum nuts and casuarinas.

Bird Diet

Pellet is a healthier alternative than seed for most caged parrots, which can be prone to high colesterol if fed a mainly seed diet.  Choosing the right pellet is important. We stock a range of different pellets including vetafarm (maintenance, nutriblend etc) and natural ones such as  Harrisons. For a guide on pellet mixes click here.

Parrots such as Eclectus, Amazons, Macaws, Quakers, Sun conures are fruit eaters in the wild, and get much of the daily intake of vitamins and minerals by eating a variety of fruit and vegetables. Vegetables we offer year round include carrot, beans, peas, broccoli, celery, kale, corn, silverbeet. Fruit includes Apples, pears, grapes. When available other seasonal fruits and vegetables may be fed. 

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