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 […]
Food And Nutrition
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. […]
Are Bones Good for Parrots? (Pork, Chicken, Turkey + Fish)
Many of us have leftover chicken, turkey, pork, and fish bones at the end of a meal. Rather than waste them, we might have considered giving them to our parrot, […]
Can Parrots Eat Strawberries?
Strawberries are safe for parrots, and most will love the sweet taste. Despite their sweet, juicy flavor, strawberries are surprisingly low in sugar. Strawberries also contain antioxidants that keep birds […]
Is It Safe To Feed Parrots Grapes? (Green, Black + Red)
Most parrots love the taste of grapes. Parrots have a more developed palate than many birds, ensuring they can taste sweetness as much as sourness and bitterness. If parrots encounter […]