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Proper Parrot Diets

Parrots sizes, types, and species vary greatly, but one thing remains the same. The need for a healthy, well-balanced diet is extremely important for the longevity and quality of a parrot’s life. A healthy, happy parrot’s diet should consist of a proper balance of fresh fruits and vegetables, protein pellets, and seed mixes.

Basics of the Diet

The base of the diet should consist of protein pellets. Protein comes in two forms: complete and incomplete. It’s essential that the diet contain the proper amount of complete protein to grow, repair, and sustain healthy tissue, organs, beak, and feathers. The amino acids found in complete protein are made naturally, to some extent, by the parrot’s own body, but they are not enough to keep it healthy. Complete protein can be found in most protein pellets.  These should be the foundation for a healthy diet.

Adding Variety to the Diet

Because parrots are curious, intelligent, and easily bored, feeding them a diet that consists only of protein pellets will rapidly lose their interest. Thus, like people, parrots prefer to have a creative, varied diet. Feeding a person the same meal every day would get boring and tedious quickly.  The diet should be fun, healthy, and have a variety of healthy foods to keep them interested and stimulated.  Adding fresh fruits and vegetables to the diet is an easy way to add extra vitamins and minerals to an already strong protein pellet base.

Chopping or slicing the fruits and vegetables into large chunks will allow the parrot to hold and gnaw easily on their meals. Owners can also add fun stimulation to the diet by hanging the pieces of fruit and vegetables from the sides or top of the cage. Some vegetables that are recommended are: carrots, celery, cabbage, eggplant, zucchini, and lettuce. Some fruits that are recommended are: bananas, peaches, apples, mangos, kiwis, pineapple, grapes, and oranges. It is important that the seeds and pits be removed from all fruits before giving them to your pet. Some seeds and pit may be toxic. Other toxic foods include: avocado, chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, and mushrooms.

Vitamins and Calcium

Calcium also plays an important role in the diet. However, feeding your pet a large amount of dairy can cause them to become ill. Some believe parrots to be “lactose intolerant”. However, that is not the case. Some dairy, such as cheeses, can be added to the diet gradually and in moderation. Seed mixes and nuts are also an excellent source of vitamin A and calcium that can easily enhance his diet.

Parrots are lifelong friends. Keeping them healthy, happy, and stimulated is important. Having a varied diet is one of the many ways to accomplish that. Paying close attention what your bird chooses to eat and not eat is essential. Note any changes to their behavior or droppings and adjust their diet accordingly. For the most part, a parrot will know and choose the foods that its body needs. A responsible and dedicated owner should provide a varied diet that consists of protein, fresh fruits and veggies, and seed mixes. Enhancing the diet with excitement and balancing their nutritional needs will allow your parrot to become the best, healthiest pet friend they can be!

Patrick Dell is a parrot diet expert. For more great information on the parrot diet, visit

Diet, Exercise and Proper Sleep for Weight Loss

I recently had a conversation with one of the dietitians over here and it unmasked the myths and mistakes concerning diet, exercise & sleep for weight loss. Actually the above three are inter-connected.  If you stuff your stomach with food more than necessary and go for work out, it will take more time for digestion and you will not be able to work-out properly and your body will be exhausted. Now if you eat food less than required/ skip your meal for losing weight and do exercises, your body will lack nutrients and that too can affect you health.  Also, if you follow a proper diet and do proper exercises but lack proper sleep that too can result in your poor health.  Exercise will help you lose weight and improve your sleep. So a balance in these three should be kept and it will help you improve your health, fitness and thereby weight loss.

Tips and Guides for a perfect diet

· In the morning when you get up have a fruit within the first 15 minutes. This can help your body get the energy for starting a new day and cleanses your body.

· After having the fruit, within one and a half hours have your breakfast

· After the breakfast, two and a half hours later have a snack (nuts, cheese etc). This can help your body regain the energy and also subside the hunger.

· Again give a two and a half hours time gap and have your lunch. You can include veggies, meat in your lunch.

· Two and a half hours later again have some snacks

· Have your dinner within a two and a half hours gap after having the snacks.

· If you are going to bed really late, after 11, 11.30, drink some milk by 10O’clk after your dinner.

If you stick to this fat loss diet program properly, your weight loss destination is not too far away.

Tips for Exercise

Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and obesity.  Most adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least 3 days per week.

· Always choose an exercise that you find enjoyable. It can be yoga, cycling, walking, dancing, sports etc.

· If you’re following a particular exercise for some time and then you find the routine bored, then give a change to your exercise and start following some other that you find fun and boost your pep.

· If you’ve been inactive for awhile, use a sensible approach and start out slowly.

Tips for Proper Sleep

· Follow a regular bedtime and wake-up time to get the same amount of sleep each night.

· For an adult the time slot for sleep is 7 – 7.30 hours.

· Staying in bed longer than our body needs to sleep, causes insomnia.

· Don’t make a habit of sleeping during the day time; this can hinder you from having tight sleep during night.

· Of course, exercise will help you lose weight and improve your sleep.

· Eat light at night so that it can make you free from indigestion and heartburn.

Following a proper routine and keeping a balance between Diet, Exercise and Proper Sleep can surely help you achieve the weight loss goal and keep you moving toward fitness.  I follow this fat loss system and I hope this food lovers fat loss system review can you help you move towards your weight loss goal.

Myself Merry and I’m a blogger, a yogist, article writer and I have penned the true facts I found from a dietitian, who is a friend of mine. Of course I’m a food lover, more over a ‘’junk’’ food lover but I had to give up my love for the junk, for improving my health and fitness.  But now I’m happier than before as I have achieved a better health and weight loss.

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