First Posted on May 1, 2014
It is quite difficult to estimate how much a parrot eats. In general, it can be said that a parrot needs to eat 10 % of his body weight every day. The diet of a parrot includes vegetables, fruits, pellets and seeds and nuts.
How often does a parrot eat?
A parrot usually only eats twice a day. In the morning and in the evening. Many parrots who are kept as pets have food all day in their cage, but this is actually not good. It is possible that your parrot will eat too much and will get fat. It is also possible that the parrot will waste a lot of food by throwing it on the floor. In addition, the parrot will eat only the things it likes. This may eventually lead to a deficiency of vitamins and minerals.
Between meals, a parrot can be fed pieces of fruit and vegetables. And off course you can give your parrot seeds a a reward.
How do you prevent that your parrot waste food?
A parrot that gets too much food will be wasting a lot of it. To avoid the wasting of food, you can take the leftovers out of the cage when your parrot is finished eating. It is also important to know how much the parrot eats. If you don’t give too much food, the parrot will not waste the food because the parrot will know that she or he will get hungry by wasting it. In between meals, the feeders must be empty.
How do I know how much my parrot eats?
To know how much your parrot eats is important. You do this by weighing how much food you give the parrot. Once this is done you can again weigh how much food is left when your parrot is done eating. Then you know exactly how many grams the parrot has eaten. It should be taken into account that the parrot spills naturally. When you do this a few days you’ll know how much the parrot eats and you can adjust the amount you give to your parrot.
Of course there is also a difference in the amount of food a parrot needs. There are simply quiet and very active parrots. A parrot who is very active during the day with climbing and playing will naturally need more energy than a parrot that is sitting on a stick or swing for the majority of the day.
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