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Do lovebirds eat parrot food?

Last Updated: 22nd January, 2020

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A small bird's diet can be supplemented with good-quality seed, but that shouldn't be the only item on the menu. Not only is a seed-only diet void of important nutrients and high in fat, it is also bland. Small birds like budgies, cockatiels and lovebirds can have a love of food that matches those of large parrots.

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Thereof, can lovebirds eat wild bird food?

Wild Lovebirds would eat a great variety of seed types in the wild as different plants come into season. The problem is, a lovebird tends to selectively eat only 1 or 2 of its favorite types of seed. Millet and sunflower seed is often chosen preferentially. Owners will often also offer a millet spray or branch.

Likewise, what foods can lovebirds not eat? However, NEVER offer your bird alcohol, chocolate, or caffeinated beverages. These substances can kill your bird, even if given in very small amounts. Other foods to avoid are avocados, rhubarb, asparagus, onions, raw legumes (beans and peas), and dairy products.

Hereof, what foods do lovebirds eat?

In the wild, lovebirds feed on seeds, berries, fruits, grains, grasses, leaf buds, and agricultural crops of corn, maize and figs. A lovebird's diet will consist of 1 1/2 to 2 ounces (45-60 grams) of feed daily for a single bird.

Do lovebirds eat insects?

Lovebirds are primarily seed and fruit eaters, so there's no need to feed them insects.

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