Here is our handy guide to feeding your Quaker Parrot.
If you can make your Quaker Parrot’s diet as varied as possible, so much the better. We’d recommend 60-80% of their diet being pellets or complete food, and the rest fruits, nuts, vegetables, seed, sprouting seed and any other treats your Quaker Parrot likes eating.
Why not hide food in foraging toys for your Quaker to find? Alternatively, just place it all in their feeding dish.
Complete and Pelleted Food
Did you know that Lafeber Nutri-Berries contain 40 essential nutrients your Quaker needs? All rolled into handy berry shaped pieces that are easy for your bird to hold.
Pick from 5 yummy flavours
Original – El Paso – Garden Veggie – Sunny Orchard – Tropical Fruit
If your Quaker prefers small pieces of food, then consider the small Parrot options, available in Tropical Fruit or Sunny Orchard.
Quakers can enjoy Kaytee Exact Rainbow Original or Kaytee Exact Cockatiel. Both have Omega -3 which supports your Quaker’s heart, brain and eye health.
Sprouting Seed / Soaking Seed
You can create a meal that has all the nutrients with Sprouting Seeds. Simply soak them in water, rinsing occasionally, and serve as soon as they start to sprout.
Fresh fruit are fun to eat and offer you Quaker additional vitamins and minerals. Readily accepted ones include pomegranates, hawthorn berries, blackberries and figs.
Need something a little more convenient, offer up some dried fruits, they contain virtually the same nutritional content, but can be stored for longer.
- Coconut cubes
- Juniper Berries
In general, dark green vegetables provide the most / best nutrition such as kale and broccoli. Quakers can also be fed young dandelion leaves and nasturtium flowers.
For convenience why not try this delicious Gourmet Classic Quick-Cook Veggie Food
Northern Parrots have worked with avian experts to create Parrot Premium Professional. This recipe is packed with beak-wateringly good ingredients like hemp, elderberries and melon seed.
The Tidymix Seed Diet is incredibly popular. It has 32 healthy ingredients that are of human grade quality, to reduce waste and feeding costs.
Make an extra special treat for your Quaker, who can be prone to fatty liver disease. Many shelled nuts can be difficult for them to open, try offering pistachios or almonds.
Other nuts enjoyed by Quakers are Cedar Nuts and Palm Nuts.
Like with the nuts, these treats should be for special occasions…
Vitapol Treat Sticks, in Fruit and Nut, Fruit, Orange, Kiwi and Nut flavours
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 Quaker’s food bowl, as many enjoy dunking their food before eating it. Always have fresh water available.
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