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Large Macaw Feeding Guide

Published on Thursday, 14th March 2019

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. 


 
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.

Vegetables
These are also a nutritious food for your Macaw. For convenience add this Vegetable Crunch 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. 
 
Fruits

Fun to eat and packed with vitamins that help keep your Macaw fit and healthy. The following are readily accepted…
Mango
Papaya
Pomegranate
Guava
Berries 

 
Seed
Parrot Premium Professional contains elderberries, cedar nuts and other beak-wateringly good ingredients to keep mealtimes interesting. 


 
The Tidymix Seed Diet has 32 different ingredients and is 99% edible to reduce waste and mess. 

 
Nuts

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 

 
For convenience you can easily add some Tidymix Nut Supreme Mix to your Macaw’s diet.
 
Other Treats
Other yummy treats include
Fruit Cups
Sugar Cane
Palm Nut Oil

 



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.


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