What do parrots eat?
I see all kinds of websites that have so much information about parrot diets, foods, products, etc. but I’d just like to know…What do parrots eat? Please just give me a simple, straight-forward answer. Thank you.
Great question! You’re right, it’s difficult to find a straight forward answer about what parrots eat.
So, here it is:
In the wild, parrots have been seen eating mostly leaves, stems, vines, shoots, vegetables, fruits, seed, flowers, insects, and insect larvae.
In captivity, parrots are supposed to be eating the following foods:
- Grain Products – 50% of diet
- Vegetables and Fruits – 45% of diet
- Dairy and Meat – 5% of diet
- Seed and Nuts – <1% of diet
We know you didn’t ask for this, but if you’d like more detailed information about the diet of medium to x-large sized parrots, you will find it on these pages:
- The Best Medium Parrot Food
For Caiques, Small Conures, Large Parakeets, Pionus, and Poicephalus
- The Best Large Parrot Food
For African Greys, Amazons, Small Cockatoos, Large Conures, Eclectus, Hawk-Headed Parrots, and Mini-Macaws
- The Best X-Large Parrot Food
For Large Cockatoos and Macaws
If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
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