Tomatoes pique the interest of parrots due to their vibrant color. According to Functional Ecology, parrots use color to gauge toxicity and determine whether a food contains antioxidants. Parrots can […]
Food And Nutrition
Can Parrots Eat Bananas (And Their Peels)?
Bananas are among the world’s most popular fruits, even among some bird species. Tropical fruits like bananas should occasionally be included in a parrot’s diet. Bananas are good for parrots […]
Can Parrots Eat Crackers? (Prawn, Saltine, Ritz, Cream Crackers)
One of the first things you might teach a parrot is, “Polly want a cracker?” You see it in movies, books, and TV shows, so understandably believe that crackers are […]
Are Parrots Meat Eaters? (Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Pork + Turkey)
Parrots are omnivores, meaning they eat plant and animal matter. Parrots’ diets once consisted strictly of vegetation, but as environments changed, they made adjustments. While meat is rarely a part […]
Can Parrots Eat Spinach?
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family, which includes chard and beetroot. Despite being a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, it’s bitter-tasting and salty. While this leafy […]
27 Fruits Parrots Can Eat (And Why!)
Wild parrots eat fruits for energy (carbohydrates), vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants to keep them strong and healthy. A parrot’s diet should comprise 5-10% fruit. Parrots can eat delicious […]
Can Parrots Eat Celery? (Sticks, Leaves, Tops, Seeds + Juice)
Celery (Apium graveolens) is from the family Apiaceae, which is the same family as parsley and carrots. The celery stick has an earthy and peppery taste that some parrots enjoy […]
Can Parrots Eat Rice? (Is Brown Rice Healthier Than White?)
Rice is a staple food for half the world’s population. It’s easy to understand why, as rice is easy to cook, can be added to almost any dish, and can […]
Can Parrots Eat Mint Leaves?
Parrots can safely eat the leaves of the mint plant, cooked or uncooked, to reduce anxiety and ease digestive concerns, benefitting from menthol’s soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Mint (Mentha) is […]
Are Parrots Allowed To Eat Papaya?
Papaya (Arica papaya) is a soft, fleshy fruit from the Caricaceae family grown in Mexico and Central America. Also known as pawpaw, many parrots relish the sweet taste of papaya. […]
25 Foods That Parrots Should NOT Eat (And Why!)
Parrots like eating many of the same foods as people, but not all human foods are parrot-safe. Some foods we eat are outright toxic to parrots, leading to premature death. […]
Can You Feed Parrots Ginger?
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a herbaceous perennial plant from the family Zingiberaceae. Ginger is from the plant’s rhizome (root) and is used as a snack, food flavoring, and for medical […]