You know that offering a healthy and balanced diet to your bird contributes to your beloved friend living a long, happy, and fulfilling life. Seed alone simply is not enough for most parrots. It is deficient in many vitamins and minerals, like vitamin A and calcium. Seeds can also be deficient in certain proteins and have excessive fat.
The adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies to many health problems in birds when it comes to diet. It is of utmost importance that you get your pet bird to eat healthy food. This task may be a challenge for some birds, yet simple for others.
Both pellets and Nutri-Berries are nutritionally complete foods, but Nutri-Berries offer twice as much foraging than pellets alone. Why is foraging important? Read about the benefits here. Several tips and tricks can help get companion parrots transitioned from a seed-only diet onto a more varied diet that includes healthy pellets and/or Nutri-Berries.