Pumpkin Seeds, also known as Pepitas, have numerous nutritional benefits making them an ideal bird treat for medium to large parrots. Use these unsalted bird treats for training or to put in foraging bird toys.
Pepitas, or raw pumpkin seeds, contain important nutrients including amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, and a many minerals including calcium, potassium, niacin, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, copper and zinc. Pepitas are high in most of the B vitamins, and vitamins C, D, E, and K. They are rich in beta carotene that can be converted into vitamin A as needed by the body, and also rich in the eye protective carotenoid lutein. Snacking on just one foot full of pepitas, about 4-6 seeds, provides body building protein.
Many birds love to chew off the soft outer shell.