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Large Macaw Feeding Guide

Like all Parrots, your Large Macaw’s diet needs to be as varied as possible. Use a complete or pelleted food as a base diet, roughly 60-80%, then the remainder of their diet should be sprouting seed, other seed mixes, fruits, nuts, vegetables and other treats.

Complete and Pelleted Food

Kaytee Exact Rainbow Chunky provides complete nutrition in every bite. It has been developed especially for larger Parrots with high quality ingredients, colours and shapes.

Lafeber NutriBerries are ready to order in 5 tasty flavours, Original, El Paso, Sunny Orchard, Garden Veggie and Tropical Fruit. Lafeber make them with 40 essential ingredients your Large Macaw, for example the Blue and Gold Macaw, require.

Pack of 4 NutriBerries

Pack of 4 NutriBerries


TOP’s Large Parrot Food has been cold pressed to keep their nutrient levels high. Rosemary, lemon and orange peel have been added too.

Sprouting Seed / Soaking Seed

A great way to provide your Macaw with a highly nutrition meal that low in fat. Simply soak them for a few days, rinsing occasionally, then once they start to sprout offer them up as a scrumptious meal for your feathered friend.


These are also a nutritious food for your Macaw. For convenience add this Vegetable Crunch to your Macaw’s diet. If you’ve got a little more time prepare fresh vegetables such as red bell pepper, carrots and perhaps boiled sweet potato. Dark green veggies are highly nutritious too like kale, broccoli and dandelion leaves.


Fun to eat and packed with vitamins that help keep your Macaw fit and healthy. The following are readily accepted…


Parrot Premium Professional contains elderberries, cedar nuts and other beak-wateringly good ingredients to keep mealtimes interesting.

The Tidymix Seed Diet has 32 different ingredients and is 99% edible to reduce waste and mess.

Parrot Seed

Parrot Seed


A highly important part of any Large Macaw’s diet – however due to most companion’s birds reduce activity levels they should be carefully rationed. Readily accepted nuts include…

  • Walnuts
  • Cedar nuts
  • Palm nuts
  • Pecans
  • Brazil nuts
  • Macadamia nuts

For convenience you can easily add some Tidymix Nut Supreme Mix to your Macaw’s diet.

Other Treats

Other yummy treats include

  • Sugar Cane
  • Palm Nut Oil
  • Parrot Cafe Treats

Watch your Large Macaw enjoy some of the finest ingredients nature has to offer with Parrot Cafe Treats.  Each recipe has been made with only all natural ingredients such as red palm oil, honey, elderberry, plus a variety of fruits, seeds and vegetables.  With lots of delightful treats to choose from there is something for every Parrot. 

Parrot Cafe Treats

Parrot Cafe Treats

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All fun to find in foraging toys or in your bird’s feeding dish.

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 Large Macaw’s food bowl, as many enjoy dunking their food before eating it. Always have fresh water available.

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  • 10 ways to get your Parrot to try new foods
  • Successfully converting a Parrot to pellets

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