what are healthy foods to feed a quaker parrot?
does anyone know how to train a quaker parrot
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here's my listing of healthy foods and foods to avoid. For training issues, I'd suggest you check out http://www.birdsnways.com and join tiel talk. Yes, it is a board about tiels, but many of us own quakers and all birds are welcomed.
Dark Leafy greens (kale, mustard, collard greens, dandelion greens & flowers, and romaine lettuce).
Spinach (in moderation)
Sprouts (home sprouted please)
Peppers (hot and sweet)
Squash - zucchini, acorn, spaghetti, butternut, yellow, pumpkin
Turnips and rutabagas
Wheat grass (sprouted, cooked, and grown)
Whole grains; barley, millet, quinoa, wheat berries, oatmeal, cream of wheat or rice, etc.
Whole wheat pasta
Whole wheat bread
Grape nuts (not too often because of the vitaminization)
Puffed Wheat cereal or Kashi (again, not too often)
Unsalted popcorn or rice cakes
Beak Appetit and other commercially prepared birdie foods.
Eggs (scrambled or hard boiled)
Chicken or Fish (cooked without salt & low fat method)
Soybeans (cooked fully)
Hard cheeses (in moderation because of salt & fat)
peaches plums nectarines apricots
citrus; lemons limes oranges tangerines pineapple kumquats grapefruit
melons & seeds
raspberries blackberries black-raspberries thimbleberries blueberries mulberries
coconut, dried or fresh
Things NOT to feed:
Milk or any dairy products (yogurt is fine)
Pits from stone fruit (peaches, apricots, etc)
Grapes - natural mold
High Sugar/Fat (cookies, ice cream, chips, nothing fried, etc.)
Strawberry (organic is fine, but otherwise, they absorb too many pesticides)
Gassy foods (cabbage, etc).
- Anonymous5 years ago
Any good seed mix made for medium sized parrots is good. I've had 3 Quakers in my lifetime, one of which lived for 13 years before dying of fatty liver disease. I fed all my quakers regular parrot food made for medium hookbills. They also loved scrambled eggs and just about anything else I was eating. I now have three caiques, and I feed them the same type of food -- for medium hookbills. My favorite brand right now is called Tropical Carnival -- it's got all kinds of things in it, including dried fruit, vegetables, pellets and pretzels (yes, pretzels). I also get (when I can find it) Hagen's Tropimix. It's not available locally, but I've ordered it online and sometimes, when I go to bird fairs, I buy a 5-pound bag. I've also given all my birds fresh fruit and vegetables (well -- I fudge a little on the "fresh" vegetables -- I get a bag of frozen mixed veggies and nuke the frost off them in the microwave).
- Anonymous1 decade ago
A good seed mix and pellets along with:
as well as cooked brown or wild rice
- Anonymous1 decade ago
my quaker jack likes bananas