Parrot Nutrition and Diet Guide
Parrot Nutrition is an essential point in the daily management of parrots and the veterinarian has a key role to inform and advise the owner. Indeed, people with a parrot often feed their animal with seed mixtures, and for different reasons: it is practical, cheaper than other types of food, the bird in love and this type of Parrot food is the most common in the trade. Most French pet shops offer only mixtures of seeds on their shelves, thus depriving the owner of the choice of the type or quality of the food he wants to give to his parrot. Many homeowners are convinced that the seed mix is the only food available, or even that it is the most suitable food for parrots. However, the majority of parrots are not exclusively grain-eating but also frugivorous (except for the Loris and Lorikeets which are nectarivorous and which we will treat separately) and a diet consisting solely of seeds is often the cause of many diseases.