Most wild varieties of mushrooms are poisonous. Even edible mushrooms can contain agaritine, hydrazine, and formaldehyde. While humans can consume these toxic compounds in small quantities, they’re deadly for parrots. […]
Food And Nutrition
Can Parrots Eat Cashews? [Raw, Roasted, Salted + Seasoned]
Wild parrots rely on nuts, such as cashews, for sustenance. However, you might be concerned about cashews’ fat and calorie content, especially for sedentary pet parrots. Cashews are good for […]
Can Parrots Eat Peppers? (Red, Green, Orange, Yellow)
Since parrots need a nutritious diet, you may want to feed them peppers for dietary diversity. Peppers are spicy fruits, so many owners are concerned about unsettling the parrot’s digestive […]
Can Parrots Eat Citrus Fruit? (Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit, Oranges)
Citrus fruits are from the Rutaceae family. They’re native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Island Southeast Asia, and northeastern Australia, where many parrot species live. The genus citrus […]
Do Parrots Eat Insects?
Parrots are omnivorous animals, eating insects and occasional carrion. These are the main protein sources for parrots, which are essential for their feathers, beaks, claws, eggs, and physical development. Usually, […]
How Much Protein Do Parrots Need?
Feeding parrots a healthy, balanced diet is essential to their health and well-being. Dietary protein provides essential amino acids, so ensure parrots get enough of this vital macronutrient. Protein should […]
Are Parrots Allowed Coconut? (Flakes, Oil, Milk, Yoghurt + Jelly)
Parrots like the taste of coconut as it has a rich yet subtle flavor. Also, coconut flesh (meat) has an enticing scent with a chewy texture that keeps the beak […]
Can Parrots Eat Watermelon? (Flesh, Rind + Seeds)
Watermelon is a sweet and flavorful fruit from the gourd family that most parrots like. If you want to add variety to a parrot’s diet, we need to know if […]
Can I Give My Parrots Peaches?
Parrots thrive on a balanced diet with a wide selection of fruits. Not only is most fruit healthy and nutritious, but pecking it is a source of mental stimulation. Once […]
How Does A Parrot’s Digestive System Work?
Parrots have a unique digestive tract. They don’t chew their food like mammals because they lack teeth, relying on their digestive system to do the work. All organs within the […]
Can Parrots Eat Dandelions? [Greens, Flowers + Seeds]
Wild parrots sometimes graze on dandelions when foraging for food in the wild. Dandelion flowers (Taraxacum officinale), which translates to “disorder remedy,” are bright yellow wild plants. They have a […]
How Much Chocolate Will Kill My Parrot?
Chocolate is high on the list of banned human foods for parrots, primarily due to the alkaloid theobromine found in cocoa. The darker the chocolate, the more theobromine it’ll contain. […]