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Feeding & Nutrition

What Should I Feed My Parrot?

Do you know what you should feed your Parrot? Read on for the answer. Parrot Food Variety Is Important It is a pretty well accepted fact that pet birds and Parrots require a varied diet, yet even some 30 years on after this discovery it is reported by avian veterinarians that malnutrition is still the […]

Find Out More About Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Learn more about Pet Obesity Awareness Day October 14th is the day to tackle the hefty issue of weight, as it’s Pet Obesity Awareness Day. It’s organised by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. The ideal weight of your Parrot depends on the species themselves. Speak to your local vet, who should be able to advise you on […]

A Critical Look At The Question Of Handfeeding Parrots: Nurture vs Nature

Eb Cravens tells us more about handfeeding Parrots.  During one recent internet avicultural discussion, the topic arose of why handfeeding of psittacine chicks for the pet market has become such a prevalent practice. Not only is human feeding of baby Parrots widely acceptable, it has evolved into almost a “rule” amongst many commercial and hobby […]

Alternative Foodstuffs Our Parrots Love To Eat

Find out more about alternative foodstuffs Parrots like eating.  Over the years my wife April and I have worked with quite a few psittacines that were also “picky” eaters. Sometimes it would take months to change the diet habits of birds kept in mundane, every-day-the-same-food environments. As we continued to read more about natural nutritional […]

You Cook for Parrots?

Dot Schwarz explains how to cook for Parrots. You Cook for Parrots? Yes, and for my Parakeets as well. I’m used to incredulous smiles from non-Parrot people but on this forum I expect that you, rather than laugh at me, will either be in a similar position or might be tempted to try some of […]

Omega Fatty Acids: Getting the Balance Right

Find out more about Omega Fatty Acids. Fatty acids are the building blocks for fats and oils in the body, all animals including birds need them. Recent research has shown that balanced omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in the diet are good for a whole host of body functions. About When these are available […]

What Can’t I Feed My Parrot

Blog post by Liz Wilson entitled what can’t I feed my Parrot? This is obviously the sister article to my previous one about what you can feed your Parrot and this one will be much shorter. However, it never fails that when I think I know something about a subject, I learn a tremendous amount by researching before starting […]

What Can I Feed My Parrot – Part 2

Liz Wilson explains about Parrot food and what you can feed your Parrot. Welcome to What CAN I Feed My Parrot – PART 2. To read the first part of this article please click here to read it. Or click here for what your Parrot shouldn’t be eating. For those of you rejoining me let me just recap on […]

What CAN I Feed My Parrot? – Part 1

Liz Wilson tells us what you can feed your Parrot.  This article was inspired by an excellent question posted on the Northern Parrot’s Q&A section regarding the confusion caused by British vs. American names for various foodstuffs. To read part 2 of the article, click here.  Nutrition Then it evolved into a discussion of what foods […]

10 Ways to Get Your Parrot to Try New Foods

Here are 10 ways to get your Parrot to try new foods. Encouraging Parrots to eat new foods or introducing new foods such as vegetables can be tricky. Give these tried and tested top tips from Liz Wilson a try today… 1. Eat the new food in front of the bird, acting like it is delicious! […]