The house is filled with whistles, tweets, conversation, funny screams – a happy mischievous parrot lives at home. If this is not a Kea parrot, then it means he or she is grass-fruit-grannivorous. Yes, in that order. After all, most species of parrots live in forests, on trees. And parrots do not eat grain at all, this is a myth that has developed in the minds of Soviet people from a) the scarcity of the assortment of products and b) from a lack of information. The time has come to debunk myths! Mission of the National Club "Parrots". educational work, including the healthy diet of exotic birds.
So, what kind of food is best to feed a domestic mischievous parrot? There is plenty of evidence that parrots feed on the fruits of trees and shrubs, young shoots of trees, and eat wild grass in the fields with pleasure.
When the opportunity arises, parrots, especially Australian cockatoos and Corelli, are happy to eat crops of noble grains. Parrot “raids” on crops have become widespread over the past 50-60 years. Previously, the parrots ate themselves well and without human planting, eating up what grows in the wild. In this article, we will not consider how you can feed the parrot, the necklace parrot, the lovebird, and what not. Everyone wants to care for and feed the parrot correctly. Let’s consider what diet of Corell, budgies, amazons and other types of parrots is as close to natural as possible and what food for a parrot is better, because it is more physiological. Let’s talk about how to properly feed a parrot.
So, what kind of food to feed the parrot? Numerous expeditions for observing parrots have established that in their natural habitat, parrots feed
– fruits of trees, fruits
– young shoots of trees and shrubs
– wild herbs
– nuts, seeds, flowers.
Taking home a parrot, you need to understand that this is an EXOTIC bird, not a chicken. It is impossible that the food of the cockatiel, amazon and budgerigar was like that of a sparrow. Cockatoo, Jaco, Pyrrhur – these are not pigeons and their diet is completely different, exotic. A lovebird, aratinga, a kaik should not live on a diet of laying hens.
What can and should be given to a parrot at home
– fruits, berries, vegetables
– in summer you can feed parrots wild meadow grass, flowers, spikelets
– spring, summer, autumn – branch feed (mountain ash, birch, apple tree, currant and others) must be present in the diet
– the grain must be well soaked
– sprouted grain
– nuts, greens
Ideally, in the diet of parrots, a dry grain mixture should be rare, it’s like a quick snack on a hot dog: it seems not very harmful, but there is no use. And if we are talking about the parrots of the American continent, then a parrot of the Amazon and Pyrrhur type, dry, not soaked feed from ready-made grain mixtures, is simply harmful.
When the grain is soaked, it becomes soft, juicy, in its properties it approaches the seeds of milk ripeness. In addition, soaked grain is easier to digest. When fed with soaked grain, the risk of goiter inflammation and enteritis is reduced.
Branch feed is not only young shoots, but also any thin branches with buds and leaves of birch, lilac, mountain ash, apple tree and other trees and shrubs. Greens should be given in unlimited quantities. Dill, basil, even green onions and garlic, hot pepper – look, watch what exactly the parrot tastes best
Before you feed the parrot nuts, inspect them for mold. If at least one nut from the party you find signs of mold damage, then you can’t feed these nuts: parrots are extremely susceptible to infection by fungi. lungs, air sacs and other organs are affected.
Karella parrots nursery "Wonderful pet" eating sedge herbs