Bird Nutrition

Learn with Us | Bird Nutrition - An Overview

Summary

A well nourished bird, is a healthy bird. It’s imperative that we as owners provide a well-balanced diet to try and replicate the bird’s natural diet.

We, as bird owners, should aim to provide a great diet with a variety of foods and products.

There are multiple products available now which will help provide adequate bird nutrition to make our birds and parrots more resistant to disease, and help them live longer, happier lives.

Namely, these include, bird seed, bird pellets, fruit and vegetables and supplementary products such as multi vitamins. 

Lastly, we love our birds right!? That’s why we have them! So we will also talk about our favourite bird treats too! 
Awesome, lets jump right in! 

Seed

Seed alone is NOT a balanced diet for our parrots. On it’s own, this is only providing your bird with carbohydrates and/or fats. Although you can add fruit and vegetables into the mix; this will still lack enough vitamins, proteins and minerals for your bird. Without this balanced diet, there’s a higher risk of malnutrition.

Our Avigrain Blue Parrot Mix 5kg here at Nick’s are a popular seed treat offered in conjunction with pellets to large parrot native and exotic species, and contains some yummy ingredients such as: Grey Stripe Sunflower, Oats, Cracked Corn, White French Millet, Wheat , Safflower, Panorama, Banana Chips, PARROT Peanuts, Paw-Paw, Pineapple and/or Sultanas.

Pellets

Pellets are nutritionally better quality for your parrots, as they contain all the essential vitamins, proteins and minerals in each serving.

For most parrots, we follow the recommendation of pellets being 80% of the total diet, with the remainder being vegetables, fruits and a small amount of nuts and seeds.

It is recommended for smaller parrots and birds (such as cockatiels and budgies) should be fed no more than 50% pelleted diet. You can check our wide range of nutritious pellets sold at Nick’s here.

Bird Treats

Bird treats should be given sparingly. When choosing a treat for your bird, it’s beneficial to look for all natural treats that can also offer wholesome ingredients.

A popular treat here at Nick’s are the Peckish Parrot Mixed berry treats. These
treats are an all-natural treat, packed with wholesome ingredients like real strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, black currants, blueberries and blackberries.

The inclusion of real fruits like these provide a range of health benefits for your bird including an extra boost of antioxidants, iron, Vitamin C and potassium, which all promote a better quality of life for parrots.

As an alternative to providing seed, you could millet spray along with the bird pellets, vegetables and fruits.

Peckish Small Bird Mixed Berry Treat 200g

$8.00

These treats are an all-natural treat, packed with wholesome ingredients.

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Peckish Small Bird Natural Greens Treat 200g

$8.00

These treats are an all-natural treat, with real vegetables and herbs like alfalfa, parsley and kale.

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Millet 100g

$5.00

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Vegetables & fruits

To maintain a healthy diet balance for your bird, a variety of vegetables and fruits should be offered daily. Vet recommended vegetables safe for birds include: Carrots, kale, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, parsley and capsicum.

All vegetables need to be thoroughly washed, and can be fed both raw or cooked (though cooking can reduce some of the nutrients).

Vet recommended fruits include the following:
Apples, apricots, banana, mango, watermelon and grapes.

All fruits should be washed thoroughly, and all fruit seeds removed (as these are toxic to birds). Avocado should never be fed to birds, as it is toxic.

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Small Parrot

Peckish Small Parrot Mixed Berry Treat 200g

$8.00

These treats are an all-natural treat, packed with wholesome ingredients.

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Avigrain Small Parrot Seed Mix 2kg

$7.00

A wide variety of small seeds and coarse grains makes this suitable for Small Parrots.

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Avigrain Small Parrot Seed Mix 5kg

$13.50

A wide variety of small seeds and coarse grains makes this suitable for small parrots. Great!!

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Passwell Crumbles 300gm

$7.50

Passwell Crumbles are a low-fat, balanced diet for small parrots, cockatiels, budgies, lovebirds, canaries, finches, quail and doves. Use crumbles as a nutritional replacement to dry seed in the diet.

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Peckish Large Parrot Natural Greens Treat 200g

$8.00

These treats are an all-natural treat, with real vegetables and herbs like alfalfa, parsley and kale.

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SKU: 9322930010029 Category:
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Peckish Large Parrot Mixed Berry Treat 200g

$8.00

These treats are an all-natural treat, packed with wholesome ingredients.

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Laucke Mills Black Parrot Adult Pellet 15% Protein 20kg

$42.00

Formulated to provide the necessary nutritional requirements of adult birds and is suitable for both breeding parrots and as a general maintenance food.

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Avigrain Budgie Seed Mix 2kg

$8.50

2kg bag of high quality bird seed mix available for Budgies. Guaranteed to delight even the pickiest of budgies!

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Vetafarm Finch and Budgie Crumbles 450g

$15.00

Finch and Budgie Crumbles have been designed to provide complete nutritional balance for growth, breeding, brain function and optimum feather development.

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Avigrain Finch Seed Mix 2kg

$8.50

2kg bag of Avigrain Finch Mix. Perfect size for hobbyists with only a few finches!

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