As soon as the pet has appeared at your place, it is necessary to begin to introduce fruits and vegetables into the diet of his diet. They help to lay the foundation of vitamins, microelements and nutrients necessary for the health and long life of the parrot.
What fruits and vegetables are good for a parrot?
It may take some time to train birds to fruits and vegetables, so be patient and offer them daily on your feathered friend’s menu as vegetable salads or simply cut into slices and slices.
What kind of fruit to feed a parrot? Give preference to those fruits and vegetables that grow in the places of your residence and fully ripen directly on the beds. They will contain less nitrate and pesticides, which are imported southern fruits and vegetables. For winter, harvest fruits and vegetables in advance. They can be frozen, juices and mashed sugar-free, dried, only so that the dried fruits are elastic and not over-dried. If, nevertheless, you introduce southern fruits and vegetables into the diet of parrots, they must be thoroughly washed, eliminated rotten and spoiled, which can become a source of infections, and if possible, it is better to cut off the peel.
Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber allow you to maintain the vital functions of the body, especially in winter and spring, and also contribute to the improvement of the digestive system, growth and active life of the parrot.
Basic fruits and vegetables on a parrot menu
Among the variety of fruits, parrots should be given apples as a source of vitamin C, iron, potassium and pears – vitamins A, B1, C. Grapes are useful in the iron and vitamins of group B contained in it.
Among the more exotic fruits, one can distinguish a banana that is rich in carbohydrates and trace elements such as potassium and magnesium. It should be given in slices or added to a soft mixture, especially during the molting and feeding of chicks. As well as peach and pomegranate seeds, which contain nutrients such as phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, various acids and vitamins.
It is preferable to add vegetables and herbs to the diet of parrots, such as carrots, beets, boiled potatoes, cabbage and lettuce.
Carrots and beets should be given raw to preserve all the vitamins they contain. So the value of carrots is in vitamins A, group B, in fiber, in proteins, potassium, iron, iodine, phosphorus, cobalt. It should be given raw in grated form or in slices, as this is also the main anthelmintic. It is recommended to use carrot tops as the main antitumor agent. In turn, beets contain significant amounts of copper, calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, PP and B.
The leaves of cabbage and lettuce, thoroughly washed, the birds eat with pleasure. They contain fiber, which is important for the digestion process, as well as sugars, proteins, fats, vitamins and mineral salts.
Zucchini and pumpkin can replace carrots by the richness of the carotene they contain. Give the parrots slices, or crushed, add to the soft mixture. These vegetables are good because they can be stored until spring.
Potatoes, in which a significant proportion of potassium is noted, are given raw or boiled to support the heart of the pet.
The presented list of fruit and vegetable menus is far from complete. What other vegetables and fruits can be given to parrots? You should try to introduce berries, twigs and other vegetables and fruits. The wealth of vitamins and nutrients contained in them are easily absorbed and have a beneficial effect on many systems of the body of a parrot. Feeding should be started with small doses and carefully monitored.