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Cockatoo Feeding Guide

Cockatoo Feeding Guide

Posted by feeding your Cockatoo, what to feed your Cockatoo, Cockatoo nutrition, Cockatoo food on 9/1/2024

Take a look at this guide to feeding your Cockatoo.

It’s important to keep your Cockatoo’s diet as varied as possible. Like all Parrots, their base diet should be pellets or complete food (roughly 60-80%) with the rest of their diet being made up of sprouting seeds, other seeds, vegetables, fruits, nuts and other treats.

Cockatoo Parrot

Take a look at this handy guide where you’ll find some of the best selling and highly rated food and treats for your Cockatoo.

Complete and Pelleted Food

As stated previously, this should be the core part of your Cockatoo’s diet as it provides them with all the nutrition they need.

Lafeber NutriBerries come in five tasty flavours

Original – El Paso – Tropical FruitGarden VeggieSunny Orchard

These foods have been developed by American company Lafeber and contain 40 essential nutrients your Cockatoo needs.

Kaytee Rainbow Chunky is a 100% consumable diet for larger Parrots. It’s an exciting mix of colours, shapes and flavours, including Omega 3, that helps maintain a healthy heart, brain and eyes.


Parrot Premium Professional Seed has been developed to our exact standards with premium ingredients including rowan berries, melon seed and elderberries. These make it one of the most nutritious seed mixes around.

Sprouting Seed / Soaking Seed

The other type of seed available is sprouting seed. Simply soak them in water, rinsing occasionally and once you see the shoots appearing you’ll have a meal packed full of nature’s finest vitamins, minerals and nutrients.


Fruits ensure your Cockatoo stays fit and healthy too, as they have vitamins such as Vitamin C that support the immune system.

The fruits ready for you to order include…

For convenience you can offer dried fruits, which contain nearly the same nutrition as fresh.


Dark green and orange vegetables usually offer the highest nutrition, such as spinach, broccoli, sprouts, kale, sweet potato (cooked and mashed) and carrot.

For convenience you can offer the following…

  • Quick Cook Veggie Treat


Are simply irresistible to most Cockatoos. Take a look at

  • Cashew kernels
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Palm nuts
  • Cedar nuts
  • Almond

Other Treats

Make feeding time even more exciting with the selection of other treats.

Spread Palm Fruit Extract over your bird’s food for a yummy daily treat.

Please Note
We would always advise buying the smallest bag/pack possible to trial your Parrot with. It can take some time and persistence to introduce a new food. It may be worth having a second bowl of water next to your Cockatoo’s food bowl, as many enjoy dunking their food before eating it. Always have fresh water available.

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