How to Feed Eclectus Parrots
Eclectus parrots are rare and beautiful. They originated in the South Pacific but today are kept by many in their homes throughout the world. The diet of an eclectus parrot has some differences to the diet that other parrots should be raised on.
Mainly, eclectus parrots need to eat soft, mushy foods. Serve them water-soaked fresh fruit and vegetables. A good mixture to feed them – about one cupful a day – is an equal parts mixture of barley, wheat, sunflower seeds and mung beans, all soaked in water.
Eclectus parrots are used to feeding on sun ripened fruits and vegetables in their natural habitat. Feed them apple (chopped up), bananas, grapes, mangoes, oranges, pears and passionfruits.
In contrast to many birds, the diet of an eclectus parrot should only be around one-fifth composed of dry foods. Eclectus parrots enjoy cracking nuts with their bills – almonds, peanuts and walnuts are all great for this and quite safe for your parrot to eat. Add sunflower seeds and some commercially produced seed mixes to these nuts.
Don’t forget to keep your eclectus parrot watered all day long.