Parrots , like any other type of pet, have very specific and complex dietary needs, which go beyond simple seeds. Specialists have given great explanations of it.

Contrary to what many people believe, the seeds with which they feed are not the healthiest, much less balanced. This is represented as a fast food as a consequence it is low in nutrition and makes them fat. Not to mention that it can bring serious health problems.

It is all too rare for birds in their nature to have such access to such an abundance of seeds that they include a vast variety of foods in their diets. Therefore, they obtain a greater diversity of nutritional components.

So it is that many pet food companies have developed different diets formulated for birds with complete and balanced nutrition, quite similar to what any parrot can find in the wild. This gives credit that a much longer and healthier life is carried with it for the parrots.

These offer plenty of formulated diets in various shapes, sizes, colors, and even flavors. Given this, it is worth clarifying that it is really a myth that birds, and other animals, select for themselves the food they consume based on their own dietary needs. Since, as with children, they will choose a food based on taste and color. It is a good idea to start buying several different brands of nutritional, formulated pellets and let the bird choose which food it likes.

To take into account, the diet granules that are formulated must represent, by approximation, three quarters of the parrot's diet. Another quarter should be made up of healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, and complex carbohydrates. That is why it is advisable that, whenever something healthy is eaten, a small portion is shared with the birds to provide additional nutrition and a pleasant change of flavors.

It should be noted that birds can eat basically any fresh ingredient with the exception of avocado, chocolate or large amounts of garlic or onion.

While nutritional deficiencies are rare in birds fed a complete and balanced diet, it is important to be aware of signs that your bird's diet may be lacking certain nutritional elements. For example, if you notice that your parrot's feathers are turning dull in color, she may have a vitamin A deficiency. On the other hand, when a female parrot produces many soft-shelled eggs, she may have a vitamin A deficiency . of calcium. Signs of malnutrition include oversized beaks, which can often be very painful. 490

Given all of the above, it should be made clear that a formulated diet is the best option for any type of parrot. In case you are unsure about how to introduce a formulated diet for your bird, it is advisable to speak to a veterinarian.

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