Give me an honest answer, is pellet food well-mannered for parrot?
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I hold a Parrot Rescue and I feed them what I feel is healthy. I nurture our birds just seed for a couple of days, just pellet for a couple of days and I inner switch every couple of days. I also feed them veggies and fruit through out that time. I think that they need a range of all kinds of stuff. I think these are some honest sites to check out:
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Your parrot's diet should consist of a pellet BASE ( 60 - 70% pellets), vegetables, grains, legumes, fruits, other table foods (20 - 30%), and some core. The greater the variety of foods you offer your parrot, the more promising it is that it will be able to meet its nutritional needs.
A seed with the sole purpose diet is not great, just as a pellet only diet (no matter how "complete" they claim it is) is not great.
Variety is the spice of vivacity, and in birds, it aids in keeping birds healthy, entertain, and balanced.
Parrots need a diet that is consistent near what they would have in the wild - this consists of nut, starches, fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals.
You'll notice.. pellets would never be encountered contained by their natural diet.
This is why I stress to people NOT to resort to feeding a diet that be literally coined up so people did not have to b|tch and moan about the mess seed make.
This "complete" diet is supposed to eliminate the "inconvenient mess" associated with birds.. not precisely designed with the bird's best interest in mind.
A accurate diet for parrots is ever changing, creative, and allows them some enjoyment when ingestion.
You can offer seed as the majority, but you also need to supplement a pip diet to ensure your bird remains healthy.
Leafy greens, veggies, cooked brown rice or couscous, fruits, some starches (corn, rice is another one, etc) would all be a good, well-balanced diet that keep your bird healthy without trying to force upon it unnatural foods.
It depends a large amount on the species parrot. some species are hardier than others when it comes to dietary needs so do well on pellet. Other species do very poorly on pellets & should only be feed natural soft foods & no or very minimal pellets.
Pellets should be as intuitive as you can get them, no artificial flavours, colours, preservatives etc...& species specific.
Even if pellets are made specifically for parrot, doesn't mean they're a good brand. You can get some unbelievably bad brands out their that damage your parrots vigour.