Eclectus Food: What To Feed An Eclectus Parrot
Don't make the mistake of feeding your Eclectus Parrot the same food that you feed an African Grey Parrot or an Amazon Parrot. Eclectus Parrots have special dietary requirements and need specialty Eclectus Food. With a longer digestive tract Eclectus parrots overdose on food dyes, vitamins and minerals resulting in feather picking and destruction, toe tapping & behaviors such as screaming & aggression.
The recommended Eclectus Food should be at least an 80% natural soft food diet & 20% everything else including treats, seed & pellet.
- Eclectus food should contain fresh, seasonal fruits or frozen fruit that has been thawed. Ideally, pesticide free organic fruit is best, but if you can't find it, thoroughly was the residue off. Eclectus parrots do well with grapes, mangoes, apples, bananas, oranges, watermelon and papaya.
- Eclectus food needs to contain some dark, leafy, green vegetables such as kale, spinach, carrot tops, dandelion greens and Swiss chard. Again, wash well to remove pesticides.
- .Eclectus Parrots require food rich in vitamin A and should be fed vegetables with beta carotene, such as cooked carrots and sweet potatoes. Feed the eclectus parrot vegetables such as corn, green beans and peas, too.
- Eclectus parrots have unusually long digestive tracts and they require fiber in the daily diet. Legumes such as lentils and soy beans provide important fiber as does brown rice and other whole grains.
- Specialty Eclectus food that contains seeds and nuts each day. Volkman Eclectus Seed is an excellent choice. Fresh Organic Sprouts are the best kind of seeds to offer because they are filled with important nutrients. Nuts contain fat, another important food item for parrots, but can also be offered as an occasional treat.
- Eclectus parrots enjoy some table food, too. Scrambled eggs, cooked rice and beans are fine as long as they don't contain a lot of salt. Offer it high-quality Harrison's Bird Food on occasion to supplement fresh foods.