- What food or what to feed?
- Allowed Seeds and Grains
- Green feed
- Vegetables, fruits, berries
- Production feed
- What can not be fed
The basis of the health and well-being of the parrot is high-quality and nutritious nutrition. When purchasing a feathered pet, it is important to first find out what parrots eat at home, the criteria for choosing the finished food, and the features of a balanced diet.
What food or what to feed?
Those products that can feed a parrot are divided into two main groups: plant foods and animal foods.
The first group includes:
- seeds of plants, cultivated and wild;
- green parts of plants;
- vegetables and fruits.
Allowed Seeds and Grains
The optimal is the composition of the finished grain mixture:
Often a parrot eats sunflower seeds with pleasure, but it is important to remember that for budgerigars it is better to exclude them, because they are too fat. The same goes for nuts.
You need to choose ready meals very carefully. It is better to give preference to a dense package that does not allow moisture and possible pests. Always pay attention to the expiration date. Good food is made from fresh grain of natural color, it does not have unpleasant odors of dampness or mold.
On the contrary, you will get a rich storehouse of vitamins and minerals, which is especially valuable for the cold season, and parrots eat them well. But make sure that the sprouts are no more than 1 mm in length and stored in the refrigerator for no more than a few days.
Such food can feed parrots at home no less than a couple of times a week.
Green food consists of young shoots of different plants, primarily grass, clover, dandelions. They can only be collected away from freeways, industrial zones and fields treated with pesticides.
Vegetables, fruits, berries
For proper nutrition, your pets need vitamins and fiber, which is found in vegetables, fruits and berries. Not all birds want to eat them. But by trial and error, you can pick up what your feathery friend will like. There are several things to choose from:
The better food you choose, the better your parrot eats, so you should not save on this. Such ready-made products have proven themselves well:
- PRESTIGE food for budgies (Belgian "Prestige");
- PRESTIGE Premium food for budgies (Budgies);
- Padovan. Cocorite GrandMix;
- NutriBird B14;
- Menu Vital food for budgies.
What can not be fed
Types of food that will harm the pet:
- food from your table (including milk, bread and meat), except fat-free cottage cheese or eggs;
- potato, mango, persimmon and papaya;
- ethereal herbs.