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Small Macaw Feeding Guide

It’s crucial your Small Macaw’s diet is as mixed as possible. 60-80% of their diet should be pelleted or complete food, and the rest of your Macaw’s diet needs to consist of nuts, fruits, vegetables, seed, sprouting seed and other treats.

Macaws can enjoy finding food from their feeding dish or foraging toy.


Complete and Pelleted Food

Are the core part of your Macaw’s diet as they provide them with all the nutrients they need. Popular choices include Lafeber NutriBerries and Kaytee Exact Rainbow.

Every single NutriBerry contains 40 nutrients, all rolled into berry shaped pieces to make them easy to hold and fun to eat.

There are 5 flavours of NutriBerries

Original – El Paso – Tropical Fruit – Sunny Orchard – Garden Veggie.

Pack of 4 NutriBerries

Pack of 4 NutriBerries

Kaytee Exact is a mix of shape and colours, yet each piece contains essential nutrition, plus Omega 3 to support heart, brain and eye health.

Sprouting Seed / Soaking Seed

Simply soak them in water, rinsing occasionally, and in a day or two you’ll have a highly nutritious meal for your Macaw to enjoy. Sprouted seeds are packed full of vitamins and minerals.

Sprouting Seed

Sprouting Seed


Lots of seed varieties are available too.

Parrot Premium Professional has been developed by Witte Molen, avian experts. The recipe offers an improvement on other seed mixtures and its ingredients include hemp, elderberries and cedar nuts.

Tidymix Seed made using over 25 human grade quality ingredients and is 99% edible, reducing feeding costs and waste from shells and husks.


Want to support your Macaw’s good overall wellbeing? Then try these foods. Shop from

  • Tropical fruits
  • Banana chips
  • Papayas
  • Pineapple
  • Figs


Vegetables, with all their vitamins and minerals, also help to keep your Macaw fit and healthy. We recommend green and orange vegetables like carrots, kale and broccoli, as they are usually more nutritious.

Garlic Sticks

Garlic Sticks


Shelled or unshelled, Parrots just love them. There are

  • Cedar nuts
  • Walnut halves
  • Mixed nuts
  • Walnuts in shells

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

We believe in the quality of our products, but should you received a product that you feel doesn’t suit your Small Macaw, we offer a 90-day money back guarantee – click here for details

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

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