Luis S asked in PetsBirds · 1 decade ago

what are healthy foods to feed a quaker parrot?

does anyone know how to train a quaker parrot

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

    Veggies:

    Dark Leafy greens (kale, mustard, collard greens, dandelion greens & flowers, and romaine lettuce).

    Carrots

    Broccoli

    Broccolini/rapini

    Beet tops

    Spinach (in moderation)

    Sprouts (home sprouted please)

    Cucumbers

    Peppers (hot and sweet)

    Squash - zucchini, acorn, spaghetti, butternut, yellow, pumpkin

    Sweet potatoes

    Turnips and rutabagas

    Wheat grass (sprouted, cooked, and grown)

    Carbohydrates:

    White potatoes

    Whole grains; barley, millet, quinoa, wheat berries, oatmeal, cream of wheat or rice, etc.

    Whole wheat pasta

    Whole wheat bread

    Cous-cous

    Brown Rice

    Wild Rice

    Corn

    Peas

    Grape nuts (not too often because of the vitaminization)

    Puffed Wheat cereal or Kashi (again, not too often)

    Shredded wheat

    Unsalted popcorn or rice cakes

    Birdie Bread

    Beak Appetit and other commercially prepared birdie foods.

    Proteins

    Eggs (scrambled or hard boiled)

    Chicken or Fish (cooked without salt & low fat method)

    Plain yogurt

    Soybeans (cooked fully)

    Cooked legumes

    Hard cheeses (in moderation because of salt & fat)

    Fruits:

    Bananas

    peaches plums nectarines apricots

    apples

    pears

    citrus; lemons limes oranges tangerines pineapple kumquats grapefruit

    melons & seeds

    pitted cherries

    starfruit

    papaya

    mango

    passionfruit

    raspberries blackberries black-raspberries thimbleberries blueberries mulberries

    coconut, dried or fresh

    tomatoes

    cranberries

    goji berries

    kiwi

    pomegranate

    Things NOT to feed:

    Alcohol

    Salt

    Milk or any dairy products (yogurt is fine)

    Grit

    Avocados/including guacamole

    Rhubarb

    Eggplant

    Raw onions

    Mushrooms

    Apple Seeds

    Pits from stone fruit (peaches, apricots, etc)

    Peanuts

    Grapes - natural mold

    Caffeine

    Chocolate

    Carbonation

    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).

  • Anonymous
    5 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).

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A good seed mix and pellets along with:

    Kale

    Mustard Greens

    Collard Greens

    Peas

    Green Beans

    Carrots

    Corn

    Beets

    Peppers

    Squash

    Yams

    Brocolii

    Cauliflower

    Zuccini

    Mango

    Apple

    Banana

    Papaya

    Blue Berries

    as well as cooked brown or wild rice

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    my quaker jack likes bananas

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