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.
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 Fruit – Garden Veggie – Sunny Orchard
These foods have been developed by American company Lafeber and contain 40 essential nutrients your Cockatoo needs.
Also made by Lafeber, PelletBerries take the fun eating experience of of their berry shapes and mixing pellets with natural enrichment like cranberries and dates for a wholesome food your Cockatoo can taste, feel and explore.
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.
Pretty Bird have developed a delicious Jungle Munchies mix especially for Cockatoos. This seed mix also features nutritionally complete biscuits, so your Cockatoo has everything they need for good overall wellbeing.
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.
Fruits ready for you to order include...
For convenience you can offer dried fruits, which contain nearly the same nutrition as fresh. Take a look at the range of human grade dried fruit treats from Tidymix.
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
Tidymix Vegetable Crunch
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Make feeding time even more exciting with the selection of other treats.
Oven Fresh Birdie Munchies have been baked, unlike other treats.
Spread Palm Fruit Extract over your bird’s food for a yummy daily treat.
Fruit Cups come in fruity flavours too, all in a fun to eat jelly shape. The flavours are
Melon - Honey - Strawberry - Orange - Yoghurt - Banana - Mixed Treats
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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