Undoubtedly, finished grain mixture is the basis of the diet of parrots, but there are a number of products whose use in food will bring additional health benefits of the feathered pet.


germinated grain to feed all the parrots, but it is most useful for representatives of large breeds.For germination, you can use the grain contained in the finished mixture, in particular - millet.Digestible grain is much better and contains vitamins B2 and E. In addition

millet, you can use special blends for germination, which are commercially available in every pet store.The process of germination lasts for about 12 hours, this time is enough to make the content of vitamins has increased tenfold.

Add sprouts to the basic diet must be at least two times a week, though it is necessary to ensure that it is not the beginning of "wandering."Store this grain need in the refrigerator, but not more than two days.

fresh plant food

greens, fruits, vegetables and berries are extremely useful for the health and well-being of birds, because it is an invaluable source of vital energy for every living organism.Before feeding, these products should be washed thoroughly under running water.

Some foods, such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, beets, beans, peas, you must blanch (parboiled).Cauliflower and broccoli to survive in boiling water for five minutes.Before you feed birds pieces of apples, pears and cherries, cherries and plums, remove the bone.

can be added to the diet of parrots and freshly washed dried, but preferably homemade.Moreover, the birds would be useful, fruit and vegetable purees for baby food, except for those that contain meat, fish and sugar.

Other products

There are products that can be added to the diet of birds in limited quantities.So, every two weeks, you can pamper your pet boiled quail or chicken eggs;twice a week poultry feed yogurt or yogurt (fat content not exceeding 3%);periodically in the diet of a parrot, you can add cooked porridge on the water (without salt).

Sometimes you need to add feeds a parrot and something inedible, for example, pieces of cardboard or wood chips.This is done to create an additional burden on the beaks of birds.