Avian Nutrition Naturally

These natural foods should be offered in addition to the pelleted processed parrot foods and supplemented with a good seed mixture and sprouts.

Bananas - high in magnesium, potassium, and slowly absorbed sugars. Also an excellent source of soluble fiber pectin and high in vitamin B6 and C, and fiber.

Beans - High in protein and complex carbohydrates. Excellent source for fiber, iron, folic acid, B-vitamins. Vitamin C rich foods help to boost the absorption of the iron in beans.

Beets - An excellent source of *folate, vitamin C and A, potassium and naturally high in fiber.

Broccoli - A great source of Vitamin C, A, beta carotene, folic acid, B6 and fiber. Brown Rice - High is Calcium, phosphorus, potassium and carbohydrates.

Cantaloupe - High in vitamin C and A. also provides folate, potassium, B vitamins and fiber.

Carrots - High in beta carotene, raw or cooked.

Garlic - An aid in digestion and a mild antibiotic.

Kiwi Fruit - High in fiber and vitamin C, this fruit contains many helpful enzymes help to combat health problems including autoimmune diseases, allergies, and cancer.

Mushrooms - A good source for fiber, vitamin C, potassium, iron, riboflavin, and niacin.

Oatmeal - Very high in fiber also thiamin, iron, zinc, and magnesium.

Oranges - High in C, folic acid and fiber. Fruits are full of antioxidants.

Salmon - Baked, never fried. Yes, fish is also good for parrots! Omega 3 oils are also great for your birds. Contains calcium, magnesium, protein, and B vitamins.

Spinach - High in fiber, vitamin A, C, Folic acid, iron and magnesium. Also a free-radical blocker.

Sweet Potatoes - Cooked. Very high in vitamin A and C, potassium, B vitamins, and fiber. This is one of the most completely nutritious foods there are.

Tomatoes - A powerful antioxidant.

Whole Grain Bread - High in fiber, many vitamins and minerals and the parrots love the miniature peanut butter sandwiches.

*Folate - A water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in foods. It helps to produce and maintain new cells that divide and grow in the state of infancy. Folate is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells. It also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. Both adults and children need folate to make normal red blood cells and prevent anemia.