Listed below are dozens of popular foods that you might consider feeding a pet bird. Along with each, we have indicated how much, if at all, this food should be in your bird’s diet. If you are unsure about any item not included in this guide, then simply do not give it to your bird! There are plenty of foods that are known to be safe for your pet parrot to eat. Why take a chance? Better safe than sorry is the way to go when feeding your parrot. [Read more…] about What Do Parrots Eat? 55 Bird-Safe Parrot Foods They Can (& Can’t) Eat
Food & Diet
Your pet parakeet is totally dependent on you to attend to all of its needs. Perhaps the most impactful decision you make regarding your parakeet is how you choose to feed it. Feeding your bird correctly will prevent future health problems but incorrectly feeding your bird can reduce its lifespan. Read on to discover the healthy diet your parakeet should be eating and which food brands are the best choice. [Read more…] about Best Parakeet Food – List for a Healthy Diet & Also Parakeet Treats
The last thing a bird owner wants to find when they open a bag or container of food is bugs. You certainly do not want to expose your treasured pet birds to an insect infestation, nor do you want your home to be overrun by a horde of many-legged creatures. There’s also the financial cost in replacing the spoiled food which most of us would rather avoid.
The problem can affect pet bird owners as well as wild bird enthusiasts that like to leave food in an outdoor bird feeders. Let’s take a look at the kinds of bugs that you might find in bird food, what causes them to be appear, and ways you can minimize your chances of having to deal with this predicament. [Read more…] about Bugs in Bird Seed: How to Get Rid Of And Prevent Infestations
You do not see many overweight birds in the wild. In fact, you might not see any. The need to constantly move around to forage and find food burns off lots of extra calories. The addition of even a few extra ounces may make the difference between being agile enough to escape from a predator and getting caught. Most birds that you see in their natural environment are an appropriate weight for their species otherwise they will not last for long. [Read more…] about Overweight Birds: Obesity in Pet Birds and Dieting Tips
In their native environment, the search for food is a central activity in the day-to-day life of a parrot. The pursuit of this essential element through foraging not only nourishes the bird but also provides mental and physical exercise.
Captive birds do not have to forage for food in the same way as their wild counterparts. Their keepers are responsible for feeding them. This fact greatly reduces the amount of exercise that a parrot would engage in on an everyday basis as it simply tries to survive. While this makes it easier for the bird to eat and eliminates the dangers of predators, it can lead to negative health effects related to the lack of exercise. [Read more…] about Best Parrot Food Guide: Bulk, Pellet and Organic Food Lists For Health
Baking for your pet bird may be a concept that you have never considered. After all, there are no parrots that feed on baked goods in their native habitat. But then you may be sharing some other foods that a wild parrot would never encounter. Many pet bird owners share their human food with their birds. A natural next step is to bake something intended for your pet to consume. You do count them as family members, so why not?
Making bird bread and baking for your pet bird also gives you the opportunity to introduce new foods or supplements to their diet in an unobtrusive way. Birds can be extremely picky eaters. It may be very difficult to get a parrot to change its eating habits, especially in birds that have been fed primarily seeds. You can bake some tasty treats for your avian companions and incorporate some much-needed nutrition at the same time. [Read more…] about Bird Bread: Baking for Parrots and Pet Birds