Vegetables and fruit for a parrot not only are tasty, but also bring undoubted benefit therefore it is worth making them an obligatory part of a daily diet of our feathery friends.
However, is a number of rules which need to be observed if you give fruit and vegetables I will scare:
Make sure that fruit and vegetables for a parrot are grown up without use of toxic chemicals.
Vegetables and fruit for a parrot are given only fresh.
Carefully wash them with clear water.
Vegetables and fruit for a parrot or are cut on pieces, or grated.
Vegetables can be given as separately, and mixing with other products.
a citrus it is rinded, and sunflower seeds are taken from fruit crops (plum, cherry or an apricot).
Berries can be frozen in the summer, and to offer the feathery friend defrozen in the winter.
On a photo: fruit and vegetables for a parrot
What vegetables and fruit can be given to a parrot?
are Very useful to apples — they contain iron, mineral substances and vitamins.
Pear — the valuable source of cellulose, and there is practically absent fat. And it has less minerals and vitamins B, than in apples.
of B of a citrus contains vitamin C. Tangerines are especially useful to parrots.
Grapes are strong antioxidant, bring slags out of an organism of a bird, in it there are a lot of minerals and vitamins. It is enough to give 3 — 5 grapes a week.
Banana is considered a source of starch and sugars, it is peeled and given small pieces as this product quickly spoils.
During a season are given to apricots , sweet cherry , cherry and the peaches containing vitamins and minerals. Cherry, in addition — a rich source of fructose.
are Loved by parrots and berries: raspberry , all types of currant , sea-buckthorn , wild berries , black-fruited and red mountain ash , strawberry , dogrose , wild strawberry , cowberry , bilberry , honeysuckle and cranberry . All this is useful during a fresh season, and in the winter — dried or steamed out.
The kiwi is given without skin.
Pineapple can act only as delicacy, is given little by little. Pineapple has to be ripe and fresh.
Pomegranate contains many vitamins, minerals and sugars.
Very valuable forage is carrots in which there is a lot of carotene and other useful substances. Carrots "are served" crude, grated or cut on pieces.
Can give to turnip , but it is not so useful as carrots.
of minerals, vitamins and sugars are a melon and pumpkin . Give their crude, previously cut on pieces. Pumpkin sunflower seeds are also useful: they are a source of vitamins A, D, E, K and many minerals. It is possible to give them shattered.
the Sahara and cellulose contain a bush pumpkin and a vegetable marrow .
Watermelon has not really strong laxative effect. From this delicacy the bird can "take" sugar, cellulose and some vitamins, but watermelon is not too nutritious. Give to parrots both pulp, and sunflower seeds.
Minerals and vitamin E contain in cucumbers . In addition, thanks to cucumbers the metabolism at birds improves. However do not give purchased cucumbers, offer the pet only grown up on the bed and fresh.
the Good view of a forage is considered tomato : it contains carotene, group B vitamins, vitamin C and organic acids. And in seeds there is a lot of vegetable oil. The parrot can yield only mature fresh fruits. Green tomatoes can bring not benefit, but harm: contain соланин (poisonous alkaloid) which when maturing collapses. Make sure that at cultivation of these fruits "chemistry" was not used.
is A lot of cellulose, sugar, minerals and vitamins contains in beet . Essential plus: it can long be stored and be used in winter time.
Corn is given fresh, but only at a stage of dairy ripeness when grains sweet and soft. In corn a large amount of carbohydrates and are a little cellulose. In it it is more protein, than in other grain sterns. Also corn contains starch and vitamin B.
In a phase of dairy ripeness feed haricot and green peas . They contain many vitamins and sugars. However are given bean little by little and only during a season.
the Excellent vitamin forage — cabbage . It is rich with minerals. Leaves are fed pieces, and dense cabbage stump is cut or grated.
If decide to give to
the Beijing salad (Chinese cabbage) , be careful: parrots are given only green parts of leaves. Scapes contain nitrates!
Salad and spinach are very useful, in them there are a lot of vitamins and minerals. However give them gradually: from a large number at your pet digestion can fall apart. Be especially careful, entering salad and spinach into a diet after a break.
Are rich with vitamin A, With, E, groups B, P and nutrients fruits of sweet paprika . Besides, mineral substances (magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, fluorine, silicon), acids and carbohydrates contain there. And there it is more vitamin C, than in a lemon! Seeds are not taken from pepper.
the Daily diet of your feathery friend has to include greens . If you give a grass, it has to be just broken and washed out clear water. You should not give leaves of trees and the grass growing in the city — they accumulate many harmful substances. It is possible to give a clover, a wood louse, burdocks, meadow herbs, a grapevine, fresh and dry leaves of a nettle, an orach, a plantain, greens of wheat, oats and other cereals.
What fruit and vegetables cannot be given to a parrot?
A celery — it contains essential oils and has spiciness.