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What is Parakeet Food List

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What is Parakeet Food List

What is Parakeet Food List

A parakeet's diet should be varied and balanced to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients. Here’s a comprehensive list of foods suitable for parakeets:

Seeds and Pellets

  • Seeds Mix: Millet, canary grass seed, and other small seeds.

  • Pellets: Specially formulated pellet food for parakeets, which can provide a balanced diet.


  • Apples (remove seeds)

  • Bananas

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

  • Oranges (in moderation)

  • Grapes

  • Pears (remove seeds)

  • Melons (cantaloupe, watermelon)

  • Pineapple

  • Kiwi

  • Mango


  • Leafy Greens: Spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, dandelion greens.

  • Carrots: Including tops.

  • Broccoli

  • Peas

  • Green beans

  • Bell peppers

  • Corn

  • Cucumber

  • Zucchini

Grains and Other Foods

  • Cooked Brown Rice

  • Cooked Quinoa

  • Whole Grain Pasta (cooked)

  • Whole Grain Bread (occasionally, without added sugars or salt)


  • Boiled Eggs (small amounts, occasionally)

  • Legumes: Cooked beans, lentils (well-cooked and in small amounts)

  • Dried Mealworms

    Dried Mealworms 4.webp

Treats (in moderation)

  • Honey sticks

  • Millet sprays

  • Cuttlebone: For calcium and beak maintenance

  • Mineral blocks

Foods to Avoid

  • Avocado: Toxic to birds.

  • Chocolate: Toxic.

  • Caffeine: Toxic.

  • Alcohol: Toxic.

  • Onions and Garlic: Can cause digestive issues and other health problems.

  • Apple Seeds and Fruit Pits: Contain cyanide.

  • High-fat, High-sugar, Salty Foods: Unhealthy for birds.

General Tips

  • Always wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly to remove pesticides.

  • Introduce new foods gradually to avoid digestive upset.

  • Ensure fresh water is always available.

  • Monitor your parakeet’s reaction to new foods and consult with a vet if you notice any adverse reactions.

A varied diet is crucial to keeping a parakeet healthy and happy.

Dried Mealworms-Catalogue.pdf



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