What about canned fruits and vegetables? Don't buy them! Your wasting your time for yourself and your bird. They have BPA, sodium, and preservatives.
Do you really want that in your food!?!
What are those pretty food dyes made from that you see in bird pellets and in foods that we eat? They are chemically synthesized colors that are derived from aniline, a petroleum product that is toxic. Say "No Thank You" and use naturally colored parrot pellets only.
Healthy Fresh Fruits
*Apples Cored (Seeds Toxic)
*Peaches (remove the pit)
*Pears (remove the pear core)
Watermelon (with or without seeds)
Healthy Fresh Vegetables
*Beans (cooked Kidney, Lima, Navy, and Pinto must be soaked and cooked)
*Carrots (preferably not the baby carrots, they have chemicals to bleach them)
(Corn on the cob is fun for parrot enrichment)
*Lettuce (No Iceberg)
*Sprouts (Alfalfa, Broccoli, Bean; no Lima bean or Navy Bean Sprouts as they are toxic.)
*Squash Cooked (Acorn, Butternut, and Pumpkin)
*Sweet and Baked Potato / Yams
(cooked but not over cooked)
Other Healthy Foods To Offer
Chia Seeds (sprinkled or soaked)
Eggs ( scrambled, hard boiled, fried)
( leave in shell for enrichment play)
Homemade Granola Nuggets
*Lentils (cooked only)
*Meats (Meat is not part of the natural diet of a parrot and not recommended but it is safe to feed in small amounts)
Foods To Avoid Feeding Your Parrot
Dry Beans (soaked and cooked only)
Junk Foods (chips, cookies, pastries)
What about the seeds and pits?
No... Fruit pits and seeds including apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines, and cherries contain harmful toxins. The fruit skin itself is okay and very healthy, just be sure to take out all seeds and pits before serving.
Yes... Citrus fruit such as oranges, lemons, limes, grape fruit, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, and others seeds are just fine for your parrot to eat and very nutritious.
Remember to buy organic if possible!!! The chemicals are IN the food, you cannot wash it off.