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Eclectus Parrot Feeding Guide

Published on Thursday, 14th March 2019

As much as possible, keep your Eclectus Parrot’s diet varied. 60-80% of their diet needs to be pellets or complete food, and the remainder consisting of fruits, vegetables, sprouting seed, seed, nuts and other treats.
 
Eclectus Parrots (especially females) can easily become overweight when fed on a diet containing mainly seed. Fruits and vegetables are usually relished. 

 
Hiding food in foraging toys is a good way of providing your Eclectus with mental stimulation, or you can just place it in their feeding dish.
 
Pelleted and Complete Food
Lafeber NutriBerries can be used as a treat or complete food, as they contain 40 essential nutrients. Their berry shape makes them the right size and shape for holding in feet or beak too.
 
They come in 5 delicious flavours
 
OriginalTropical Fruit El PasoGarden Veggie Sunny Orchard
 
Kaytee is a 100% consumable diet with Omega 3, for healthy heart, brain and eyes. Kaytee is an exciting mix of colours, shapes and flavours, for an interesting meal Eclectus Parrots love to eat.




 
Soaking Seed / Sprouting Seed
Use these to give your Eclectus even more of the nutrients they need. Eclectus Parrots have a particular need for Vitamin A.
 
Simply soak the seeds for a couple of days, rinsing occasionally, and soon you’ll have seeds full of the goodness nature intended. 


Fruits
Another nutritious food stuff for your Eclectus Parrot is fruits.  There are loads to choose from…
Banana

Berries
Coconut
 
Vegetables
Eclectus Parrots have a high requirement for vitamin A.  You should support your bird’s overall wellbeing by regularly offering foods such as raw or par-boiled carrot, cooked orange sweet potato, sweet red pepper and vegetable with dark green leaves such as kale, broccoli and dandelion leaves.

 
Seed
Should only be a small part of an Eclectus Parrot’s diet as many seeds have a high fat content. 
 

Johnston and Jeff Lean & Fit Parrot Food has no sunflowers or peanuts. It has 24 nutritious ingredients Eclectus Parrots like to eat. 
 
Nuts
Again, these should make up only a small portion of your Eclectus Parrot’s diet. Parrots like the different varieties though, which include…
Palm nuts
Cedar nuts
Macadamia nuts
Walnuts
Cashew kernels




 
Other Treats
Sugar Cane is a healthy treat full of vitamins and minerals.

Sprinkle Bird Greens over your bird’s food and provide them with natural vegetation, such as alfalfa, parsley and kale and add variety to their diet. 

 
Fruit Cups come in fruity flavours including honey, banana, yoghurt, orange, melon and strawberry.


 
Please Note:
We would always advise buying the smallest bag/pack possible to trial your Eclectus 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 Eclectus Parrot’s food bowl, as many enjoy dunking their food before eating it. Always have fresh water available.


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