Feeding your Parrot Healthy Foods
Eating well takes time. Feeding well takes time. Creating a successful companion parrot lifestyle takes time. It doesn't take much time to read a label and consider the reality of the food, though. Food can be entertainment, but it should be fuel first. Fuel for maintenance, healing, growth, and strength.
What's harmful for a parrot?
- Raw onions
- Raw garlic
- Raw peanuts in the shell
Food for our companions is serious. Food for ourselves is serious. It's time to put them both in the same conversation. Our health directly impacts our flock and family.
Helpful eating guidelines for human and parrot.
- No sugar.
- Little to no processed field grains. (Wheat/Soy/Corn)
- Food that gets passed through a window is entertainment.
- Stay in the produce section of the grocery store. Stay out of the center aisles.
- Make meats a treat, not a staple. (Proteins are abundant in beans and legumes.)
- Eat small portions, often.
- Drink water and herbal teas. (No sodas of any type ever. No fruit juices from a bottle. Create your own from fresh fruit/veg/nuts)
- Seeds are good. Certain seeds. (Hemp, Flax, Pumpkin, Chia, Sesame)
- Get your sweet from raw local honey.
- Eggs and eggshells are good.
- The brighter the colors of the vegetable, the better the health.
- Nuts are good. Raw. Nuts are better raw and in the shell.
Healthy eating is advocacy for every human and parrot.