What Do Parrots Eat?

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The goal for this guide is to help parrot parents like yourself have all the information in one place

So what are you going to discover in this article?

You’re going to learn what parrots can eat

And if you’re interested in learning more about a particular fruit or veg, you can click on the link that will take you to an in depth article within this website

Basically, everything you are looking for will be found in this website

Without rambling on,

Let’s get started!

Can Parrots Eat Tomatoes? 

It’s actually a good idea to NOT give your parrot tomatoes


Because they are highly acidic

Yes, you can give it your parrot rarely, but there are so many other delicious fruits and vegetables that your parrot will love instead of tomatoes

Tomatoes can actually have some health benefits too

But overall, I would advise to avoid giving it your parrot

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Can Parrots Eat Cucumbers?

Parrots can eat cucumbers

But you have to remember some birds can be allergic to cucumbers so if you do give your parrot cucumber start of by giving just a tiny amount

They are actually some health benefits to your bird if they can eat cucumbers

Here’s a quick list of benefits

  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K

As well as health benefits there are also a negative effect too

  • Appetite killers
  • Allergies
  • May cause bloating

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I go more in depth here >> Can parrots eat cucumbers?

Can Parrots Eat Rice? 


Parrots can eat rice and it’s actually healthy for them too

Here’s the health benefits for parrots when they eat rice

  • Iron – Increases your parrots iron in their body
  • Magnesium – helps with bone formation
  • Riboflavin – Helps with the production of red blood cells and antibiodies
  • Manganese – Promotes reproduction and healthy growth
  • Thiamine – Promotes smooth functioning of the digestive system
  • Protein 
  • Niacin – Helps lower health conditions like cataracts, diabetes and arthritis

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I go more in depth here >> Can parrots eat rice?

Can Parrots Eat Pumpkin?

They can eat pumpkins and it’s safe for them to eat

You have to make sure it’s organic pumpkin if you want to feed your parrot the skin as well

There are many health benefits too

I won’t go into much detail here

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Can Parrots Eat Ice Cream?

Parrots can eat ice cream but this all depends on the parrot preference

Some parrots may enjoy it whereas others may not enjoy it

Did you know there are actually health benefits of eating ice cream for parrots

For example

They are a yummy source of calcium for your bird

A does of happiness! I mean who doesn’t feel happy after eating ice cream

They’re also a energy booster too

Just as it has it’s health benefits there’s also negative effects too

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Can Parrots Eat Acorns?

Parrots can not eat acorns

It’s toxic for them

So it’s a good idea to keep your little feathered friend far away from them as possible

There are plenty of other nuts parrots can eat

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Can Parrots Eat Coconut?

Coconuts are a excellent snack for your parrot

They are very healthy for your parrot so it’s okay to give it to them

It offers plenty of health benefits

Talking about coconuts, you might be wondering if parrots can eat

  • Coconut meat
  • Coconut flakes
  • Coconut oil

I actually go more in depth in my article

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Can Parrots Eat Dragon Fruit?

Dragon fruit is very healthy for parrots so yes they can eat it!

Here’s the health benefits that dragon fruit has

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Excellent source of micro-nutrients
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Keeps the gut healthy
  • Improves immune system function

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Can Parrots Eat Parsnips?


Parsnips are safe for parrots to eat

They offer some really healthy benefits such as

  • Better immune system function
  • Supports heart function
  • Better digestion
  • Better blood sugar

So if you’re thinking about feeding your bird some parsnips, it’s a good idea to do so!

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Can Parrots Eat Garlic?

Parrots can eat garlic (I personally don’t!)

They offer health benefits too

I talk about the health benefits in my article where I go into more detail

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Can Parrots Eat Onions?

You should never give your parrots onions!

They can’t eat it

It is toxic for parrots so keep them as far away as possible

If your parrot has by mistake eaten an onion it would be a good idea to take them to the vets


Because it can cause problems such as

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

I go more in depth in my article which I specifically wrote about parrots and onions

This is what I cover

  • What will happen to your parrot if it eats an onion
  • Are other types of onions safe for your parrot to eat
  • What you should do if your parrot eats an onion
  • Symptoms of onion poisoning

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Deffo worth a read about this important topic! Can parrots eat Onions?

Can Parrots Eat Pasta?

We all eat pasta!

And you know how parrots just love to join you when you’re eating!

It’s something they love doing

I talk about this in my article – Why does my parrot eat when I eat?

Anyways, parrots can eat pasta

They can eat cooked and uncooked pasta

So if you’re having pasta for dinner and your parrot wants to join – it shouldn’t be a problem!

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I go into more detail in my article Can parrots eat Pasta?

Can Parrots Eat Radishes?

Parrots can certainly eat radishes!

They can eat raw radish too – no problem

I love the benefits radish has for a parrot

  • Improve heart health
  • Better liver function
  • Reduces the rate of diabetes

Pretty cool health benefits right?

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Can Parrots Eat Eggplant?

Parrots can eat eggplants and it is safe for them to eat

But here’s the thing

Eggplants belong to the nightshade family which means they come from a family of flowering plants

This means any part of the plant can be toxic for your parrot

So it’s very important to remove all the green parts from the eggplant before you feed it to your bird

I go in depth in my article where I talk about

  • Is it safe to give your parrot eggplant
  • Should you give it raw or cooked?
  • Other vegetables you can give your parrot

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Can Parrots Eat Monkey Nuts?

Parrots can eat monkey nuts!

It’s safe for them to eat

Do remember though, flavored monkey nuts are not safe for parrots

Flavored monkey nuts contain excessive salt which is not good for your parrots

They are some health benefits for your parrot if they eat monkey nuts

  • Helps them lose weight
  • Improve heart health
  • Prevents cancer
  • Inflammation

If you want to find out more in detail the health benefits and also what nuts you shouldn’t feed your parrots then do check out my article

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Can Parrots Eat Cinnamon?

Cinnamon is safe for parrots to eat

Parrots actually would love to snack on cinnamon

They enjoy the sweet taste

It will keep your parrot entertained and mentally engaged for a few hours

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I go into more detail in my article Can parrots eat cinnamon?

Can Parrots Eat Cilantro?

Cilantro is perfectly fine to give your parrot to much on

In face there are health benefits too

  • Helps lower blood sugar
  • Antioxidants help build the immune system
  • Improves brain function
  • Builds a healthy heart

As you can see there are plenty of awesome healthy benefits!

Want more details?

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You will learn more in my article Can parrots eat cilantro?

Can Parrots Eat Parsley?

Although parrots can eat parsley, it’s not a wise choice


Because it has high oxalic acid

This means the nutrients your parrot has does not get absorbed into their body in the manner it should

You can possibly give it to your parrot rarely but I would definitely advise you to avoid it

There are plenty of other fruits and vegetables you can offer your parrot as mentioned in this guide

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You can find out more in my article where I go into more detail  Can parrots eat parsley?

Can Parrots Eat Raisins?

Yes! Parrots can eat raisins

They are ideal to adding needed vitamins and nutrients to your parrots diet

They offer some pretty cool health benefits to your parrot too

  • Potassium
  • Fibre
  • Iron
  • Antioxidants

In my article where I go into detail I talk about the following

  • How to feed your parrot raisins
  • Can parrots choke on raisins
  • Other dried fruits parrots can eat

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Discover everything about parrots and raisins by checking out my article  Can parrots eat raisins?

Can Parrots Eat Oats?

Parrots can eat oats!

Actually they are quite healthy for parrots

But feed it to your parrot in moderation

Oats has benefits too

  • Provide your parrot with vitamins such as thiamine
  • Minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese
  • Fiber
  • Proteins

I don’t want to go too much in detail here because I have already written an in depth article about this

I talk about the following

  • Why you should feed oats to your parrot?
  • Do oats need to be cooked for your parrot?
  • How do you give oats to your parrot?
  • What you should avoid when giving oats as a meal to your parrot?
  • Can you give your parrots oats every day?

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Can Parrots Eat Peas?

Peas are very healthy to eat and it is one of the few vegetables that can be added to your birds daily diet

There are lots of nutrients that is found in peas that will bring plenty of healthy benefits to your parrot

  • They have lots of vitamins!
  • Minerals
  • Carbohydrates and fiber
  • Proteins
  • Antioxidants

Want to learn more? 

Then you deffo should check out my article  Can parrots eat peas?

Can Parrots Eat Dried Mealworms?

You might be surprised to know – mealworms are the most common insects enjoyed by parrots

So yes! Parrots can eat dried mealworms

They are a healthy treat for your parrots

Although they are less nutritious then live meal worms it’s still a good choice!

I mean where are you going to find live mealworms for your parrot

That would take a lot of time and effort so the next best thing is dried mealworms

In my article where I talk about this, I discuss the following

  • If mealworm is good for parrots
  • What about dried mealworms
  • Why dried mealworms is a good choice for your parrot
  • How to feed your parrot mealworms
  • Can quaker parrots eat mealworms

Want to learn more about feeding your parrot mealworms? 

Then you deffo should check out my article  Can parrots eat peas?

Can Parrots Eat Sugar?

Sugar is actually okay for parrots to eat

But you don’t want your parrot to eat too much sugar

Over-consumption of sugar can cause serious health problems and can even lead to death

So it’s important to make sure they don’t eat too much sugar

Yes, it’s a sweet craving for parrots but at the same time their health is very important

I guess a sweet once a while is not bad

But there are other healthy fruits you can give instead of sugary stuff

I go into more detail in my article where I cover the following topics

  • Is sugar okay for parrots?
  • Can parrots eat candy?
  • Can parrots eat raw sweets?
  • What type of foods can potentially kill your parrot?

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Check out my in depth article Can parrots eat sugar?

Can Parrots Eat Ketchup?

Ketchup is okay to give your parrot but this has to be done in moderation

It’s okay for them to digest it too

But there is no reason why you should give your parrot ketchup

Unless you’re eating fries with ketchup and your parrot wants some!

If that’s the case a little lick should be fine

In the article I’ve written about this I talk about

  • Is ketchup okay for birds?
  • Can parrots eat tomato sauce?
  • What can parrots not eat?
  • What food kills parrots instantly?

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Check out my in depth article Can parrots eat ketchup?

Can Parrots Eat Doritos?

Parrots love to eat when we eat

So you might be snacking on some doritos and your parrot wants to have some!

Is it okay to give?

Yes it’s fine but you need to be careful and not overfeed your parrot chips

Junk food like chips contain high carbohydrates and fats which is not healthy for your parrot

I’m sure you want your parrot to stay healthy right?

So it’s best to avoid feeding your parrot chips and other junk food

Just eat doritos where your parrot is not in the same room

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Check out my in depth article Can parrots eat doritos?

Can Parrots Eat Turmeric?

Parrots can actually eat turmeric

Not only eat it, but you can use it as a paste to put on your parrot

There are many health benefits, you’d be surprised!

You don’t let your parrot feast on turmeric though!

You can add it to certain foods

Want To Learn More?

Check out my in depth article Can parrots eat turmeric?

Can Parrots Eat Brussel Sprouts?


Parrots love their brussel sprouts

It’s actually very healthy for your bird to eat them

Now if you are wondering whether to feed it raw or cooked to them, I’ve got you covered

I have written an article about this

Want To Learn More?

Check out my in depth article Can parrots eat brussel sprouts

Wrapping Up

I hope you find this guide useful and saves you the time browsing around different websites

The main aim of this article was to make it easy for you to find the information you’re looking for

Do browse around the website as I have plenty of articles talking about parrot behavior




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