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What is The Best Food For An Eclectus Parrot?

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Anyone have an Eclectus Parrot? Can you suggest what is the best food, and what is the most liked food?


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Answer by Danno
The diet of the eclectus in the wild consists of mainly fruits, unripe nuts, flower and leaf buds, and some seeds. Two favorite fruits are the pomegranate and the papaya (pawpaw) with seeds. In captivity, they will eat most fruits including mangos, figs, guavas, bananas, any melons, stone fruits (peaches etc), grapes, citrus fruits, pears and apples.

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asked 518 days 10 hours 56 mins ago
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    I think bird pellets is the best food, it has formulated with the vitamins and minerals that eclectus parrot needs.

    The most liked food for eclectus parrot is a cooked rice and beans, they will eat it like crazy! But remember to watch your bird’s weight, you don’t want him to get too fat.

    It’s nice to have an Eclectus Parrot, so adorable :)

    answered 518 days 10 hours 19 mins ago
    Langley c
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    The most critical element in the care of Eclectus parrots is a well-balanced diet. The Eclectus digestive system requires a wide variety of food rich in beta-carotene (Vitamin A) on a daily basis. Fresh fruits and vegetables are extremely important. Examples include green peppers, carrots, lettuce, corn, peas, apples, melons, oranges, grapefruit, beans, pears, papayas, celery, cucumber, sprouts, sweet potatoes, asparagus, broccoli buds, zucchini, etc. We also feed our Eclectus hard boiled eggs, pasta, rice, and cooked chicken or fish. Cooked food should NOT contain salt or sugar. Eclectus should also be fed parrot mix seeds/fruits, pellets and Nutriberries. The Eclectus demands variety. They will let you know when you are feeding them too much of the same thing.


    answered 518 days 9 hours 27 mins ago
    jane is fat
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    A pelleted diet is best for most birds. It contains all the nutrition they require and you don’t have to worry about giving supplements like you do with seeds. There are many makes of pellets, fruit flavored and plain. Many birds that are fed the fruit kind will pick out a favorite and toss the rest. Plain is a good choice. Zupreem makes an all natural pellet. The breeder that I work for feeds all of his birds (over 2,000 pairs) pellets after doing a heck of a lot of research on the subject. You can still give your bird fruits and veggies as treats, and he can eat basically anything you can as long as it doesn’t have added salt or sugar. No chocolate, no avocado, no apple,peach or nectarine seeds, no caffeine, or carbonation.Please read my profile

    answered 518 days 9 hours 20 mins ago
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    Fresh fruit and veggies daily, usally the frozen kind thawed out, and lots and lots of parrot seed! They eat tons of that stuff! And they love bananas!

    answered 518 days 8 hours 31 mins ago
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    Here are some great organic pellet diets;

    And other than that, tons of supplements of fruits and veggies.

    answered 518 days 7 hours 43 mins ago
    Dave Womach
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