To keep your Caique parrot happy and lively, you need to provide him with the food he needs. In addition to dry food, including fresh fruits and vegetables in his diet. Make sure the parrot always has access to fresh water. Some foods are dangerous for your bird. Ensure the health of the Caique parrot by knowing the foods that are harmful to it.
You can keep your Caique parrot happy and healthy with a nutritious diet. You can provide most of the nutrients he needs by using dry pellets in feeding your Caique parrot. You can also supplement your bird’s diet by using fresh fruits and vegetables along with pellets. Avoid eating foods that are harmful to your parrot’s health and always provide fresh water to your parrot.
Use pellets to feedCaique parrot. The best diet for your parrot is a diet that contains 80 percent pellets. Pellets provide most of the nutrients your parrot needs throughout the day. These pellets meet the needs of the Caique parrots at different ages. Pellets are available in various flavors and colors in the market. You can buy suitable pellets for your parrot from pet shops in the city.
Pellets should always be available to you and used for the bird’s daily meals.
· If your bird is overweight, consult his veterinarian and reduce the amount of his food.
Use fresh fruits and vegetables as a supplement along with pellets. Your Caique parrot will enjoy eating fresh fruits and vegetables along with the pellets. You can use fresh fruits and vegetables raw or cooked in your parrot’s diet. Feed your parrot with fruits and vegetables that meet your parrot’s needs. We will mention some of them below:
Pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, carrot, papaya, gram, and mango, which are all rich in vitamin A, can be very good choices.
Colored bell peppers that are rich in vitamins A, E, and K.
Peas and broccoli, which are rich in calcium, are good food sources for your Caique parrot.
Always provide fresh water to your parrot. Fill your parrot’s water bowl with fresh water every day. In order for the bird not to lose its body water, it must always have access to fresh water. If your tap water is not of good quality, use mineral water for your bird.
Consult your veterinarian about your bird’s nutritional needs. Consult your parrot’s veterinarian to ensure the quality of your bird’s diet. Your parrot may need a special diet according to its age, weight, and physical condition. The veterinarian will guide you in choosing the right pellet for your parrot and teach you how to completely cure your parrot’s disease by using the right diet.
· Consult a veterinarian who has sufficient experience in the treatment of parrots.
Do not use harmful foods to feed your parrot
Make a list of foods you should never feed your parrot. In order for everyone in your family to know about foods that are harmful to parrots, it is necessary to install a list of forbidden foods on the wall or on the refrigerator of your home. Maybe everyone knows that some of the foods in this list are harmful, but some of these foods don’t seem so dangerous. In the following, we will mention these foods:
· Avocado; There is a poison in the fruit of the avocado tree, which causes heart trouble and suffocation in birds.
Eggplant and potato; contain alkaloids that are very toxic to birds.
· Nutmeg Hindi; which causes confusion, nausea and vomiting in birds.
Fruit kernels such as plums, peaches, apricots, and nectarines, contain cyanide.
Rhubarb leaves, if consumed in large quantities, lead to the death of the bird.
Use an oil seed in the diet of the bird in the right amount. Although oilseeds are thought to be a good source of food for birds, they are very high in fat and low in nutrients. Use these seeds in moderation in your bird’s diet. You can give these seeds as tasty treats to your parrot. Parrots whose diet consists only of oilseeds often suffer from malnutrition, obesity, and other diseases.
Parrots prefer sunflower seeds and peanuts to other oilseeds. Unfortunately, these seeds are very fatty and have little calcium, so long-term use of these seeds will endanger your parrot’s health.
· You can use peanuts as a reward.
Eliminate dairy or include it very sparingly in your bird’s diet. Although birds enjoy eating dairy products, these creatures are not able to digest lactose in milk. Use dairy as a reward sparingly or eliminate it completely from the bird’s diet. Excessive use of dairy products causes problems in digestion.
Determine the amount of food for your bird based on the recommendations of the veterinarian. Ask your vet how much food your Caique parrot needs during the day. The bird’s food can vary according to age, weight, physical condition, and activity level. Caique parrots are highly prone to obesity due to their large appetites. Therefore, you should be careful about the number of his meals.
Every morning put the bird’s pellet in its food dish. Put the bird’s daily portion of pellets in his food dish so that he can consume it bit by bit throughout the day. In this way, your bird will not eat snacks such as fruits and vegetables before eating the main meal. Put pellets in the parrot’s cage at a certain time every morning to maintain the regularity of your parrot’s diet.
At the end of the day or at the beginning of the night, give your parrot fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be given to the parrot in the afternoon and in the early hours of the night. In this case, the parrot will finish the pellet, considered its main food, and then it will come to fruits and vegetables. Cut the fruits and vegetables into smaller edible pieces for the parrot and place them in a separate food container. Fruit containers and parrot food should not be the same. Use a few oil nuts in the bird’s diet.
· If the bird eats fruits, vegetables, and other snacks for half an hour, remove them from the bird’s cage.
Snacks should not account for more than 25% of the bird’s diet.
Monitor the bird’s food intake. To ensure the health of your cat, monitor the amount of food consumed during the day. When cleaning the cage, carefully check the bird’s food and water bowl and the floor of the cage to find out how much of the pellets the bird has eaten. If the bird has not finished its daily pellet, take the help of snacks to stimulate the bird’s appetite.