19 spices for parrots

Foods for parrots: 19 spices for parrots

As good parrot parents, we’re always looking for new foods to offer to our feathered friends in order to add enrichment and keep their diet rich in nutrients. Parrot Essentials…

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Cockatiel with basil sprig.

36 herbs for parrots | Enriching parrot diet

As parrot owners, we’re always looking for ways to enrich our bird’s daily routine and diet. Variety is the spice of life, after all, and this applies to our birds…

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How to sprout seeds for your parrot

Sprouting seeds for parrots | In 4 steps

Here on the blog, we’ve talked before about the problems associated with a feeding your parrot a seed-heavy diet. We’re proponents of feeding pellets, which are less fatty and more…

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Toxic parrot food

7 toxic parrot foods you should avoid

It can be tempting to share human foods with your parrot and it’s important to keep their diet varied. But did you know there are some toxic parrot foods out…

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Blue Indian ringneck parrot feeding on fruit mix.

What do parrots eat? 5 types of parrot food

If you’re new to parrot keeping or trying to improve your parrot’s diet, you might be wondering what types of parrot food are out there. What do parrots eat? Let’s…

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Converting Parrot to Complete Parrot Food

Parrot Diet: Converting Your Bird to Parrot Pellets

It’s a much-debated subject among parrot enthusiasts: should parrot diet consist of seeds or pellets? Seeds are the classic choice but research suggests that parrot pellets are the superior staple…

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African grey parrot playing with foraging toy

Parrot food: Why foraging is important to pet parrots?

It’s well-known that many domestic parrots deal with mental health problems that can present in plucking, screaming, biting and other unwanted behaviours. The cause, in many cases? Boredom. Now, you…

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Why is Fresh Parrot Food good for my bird?

What should I feed my Parrot and Is this food OK to give to my parrot?

What should I feed my Parrot? What should I feed my Parrot? and Is this food OK to give to my Parrot? are the two most common questions I get…

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Healthy Parrot Food by Parrot Essentials

Parrot Diet – Feeds, seeds, and health needs

Feeding a healthy and balanced parrot diet is one of the most important tasks for keeping healthy pet parrots. You don’t want to be the cause of any unwanted sickness…

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Great green macaw

Owner & Parrot Get Stuck In Tree!

A pet parrot managed to get itself stuck in a tree in Lower Saxony late last month (August) – and in going to its rescue, its hapless owner also managed…

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