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    Feeding a Pet Parrot

    ArticleParrot AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    How to feed your pet parrot

    Many people buy a pet bird, especially pet parrots not understanding how to feed them correctly.  See parrots for sale here Your pet parrot should be fed in a way which takes its natural diet into consideration however since this is not always possible your pet bird should be fed a wide variety of food in the hopes of covering all of their nutritional needs. You should research your pet parrots specific needs by looking for information specifically for your pet bird. There are many different types of parrots for sale so there should be a wide variety of information available.

    Your pet parrot needs a high quality pelleted diet. Most pet parrots need a pellet containing 12 to 14% protein levels, depending on your pet parrots size it may consume as little as 1tsp or as many as 1 cup of pellets a day. Make sure that you offer your pet bird sprouted seeds once or twice a day and your pet parrot should have at least three but preferably five different fruit and vegetables a day, such as kale, peppers, berries, papaya, apples, cantaloupe, apricots, figs, and broccoli. Make sure you change the selection your offer your pet parrot each week to prevent them from getting bored. It is also important to provide your parrot with safe toys to avoid them getting bored. See some parrot toys here

    A mineral block is essential for your pet bird to ensure that it gets as much calcium as it needs. Fresh clean drinking water is essential for your pet parrot and the water dish must be cleaned daily with hot soapy water and pet bird supplements should never be used unless advised by a vet. Your pet bird should also be offered some healthy treats including small amounts of human food like baked sweet potatoes, corn on the cob and nuts however foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt such as pizza and French fries. You should also bear in mind that every pet bird is lactose intolerant.

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