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Large Macaw Feeding Guide

Large Macaw Feeding Guide

Posted by feeding your Large Macaw, what to feed a large macaw, feeding a macaw, feeding your parrot on 9/1/2024

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

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 Mix 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.

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

Other Treats

Other yummy treats include

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

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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