What to feed a parrot
Pets bring a bit of warmth and comfort to our home. However, they, in turn, require special care and care. Today, dear reader, we will talk about parrots and how to feed the parrot.
Feed the parrot right
These amazing birds are represented on our planet in their full diversity. In total, there are 330 species of parrot.
How to feed a wavy parrot? This type of these birds is very widespread among the fans of domestic birds. Blue and green parrots do not cease to delight their owners in many homes of our vast homeland. What is to feed these beauties?
Grain feed is the basis for feeding a wavy parrot. The composition of the food of the parrot includes millet, oats and canary seed. In addition, the cereal mixture may include sunflower seeds, seeds of various meadow herbs, hemp seed, sesame and flaxseed. Naturally, such feeds do not have to be made by hand. In pet stores sold the most different food for parrots. The task of the owner is to control the quality of the purchased feed.Preference should be given to the feed in a sealed package. Any food in the box will deteriorate quickly and may be damaged during storage or transportation, which may cause it to rot.
Very useful for the growth and development of parrot vegetables. Before serving, rinse the vegetables thoroughly and chop them on a grater. You can also cut the vegetables into small pieces. At the discretion of the owner, you can serve vegetables with the main course (food) or in a separate container.
Here are some vegetables you can use to feed a parrot:
- pumpkin, melon
- squash, squash
- a tomato
- beans, green peas
- spinach, salad
- sweet pepper
- celery greens
Fruit - this is what you can feed a parrot. Fruits should be served to a pet in a separate feeder. They must be fresh and peeled. If possible, the owner should try not to let toxic chemicals in the parrot, which are used in the processing of fruits in the process of their cultivation.
The following fruits are recommended for feeding the parrot:
- an Apple
- peaches, apricots
- cherry, sweet cherry
- various berries: raspberries, currants, wild berries, sea buckthorn, red and black fruit, wild rose, strawberries, lingonberries, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, honeysuckle
- a pineapple
What to feed the cockatiel parrot? This species of parrot belongs to the cockatoo family. Speaking of these creatures, we mean birds with a small comb or a tuft on the head. The principles of bird feeding are the same, but for Corella parrots there are some peculiarities that must be remembered.
As in the case of wavy parrots, the basis for the parrot of the cockatiel should be feed, which can be purchased at any pet store. Speaking of nutritional supplements, it should be noted that the most useful ones are chicory, dandelion leaves, seeds of sowing crops, celery, tops of carrots.
Various fruits are also a favorite parrot treat. The list of fruits for food is a little higher in the paragraph about wavy parrots.
Various buds and tree branches also serve as a wonderful treat for the bird. However, when feeding such products, the host must be sure that the plants have not been subjected to chemical treatment.
If you have offered your pet something new, you should leave this food in the trough for a couple of days. After some time, the parrot will get used to the new food and the new way of eating.
You should not offer the bird leftovers from the holiday table, as this will lead to the breakdown of the gastric system. Remember that parrot food must be fresh and clean. Try to stand in the place of the bird once again when you offer something to your pet. Answer the question to yourself: "Would I have it?" If there is no doubt, then you can start feeding.
Perhaps any kind of parrot needs a special feed. Or rather, in its special properties, the existence of which directly depends on the conditions of storage of the feed. Do not allow it to dry out or remoisten. Good food contains seeds that are already slightly germinated. Other types and textures of feed can lead to diseases of your domestic parrot. Do not take the feeding of birds lightly, and then she will live with you for a very long time and will become a true friend!