Diet is a complicated issue because bird keeping is still
so new no one really knows exactly what a bird needs for a
"complete" diet. Any birds diet should consist of a variety
of foods, at least 40% fresh. You can safely feed your bird
almost anything you eat... the big no is CHOCOLATE because
it contains toxins that can harm your bird. Also avoid dairy
products in large quantity, as birds cannot digest them properly.
Birds can be feed the food that you eat. However take care
not to feed him food, which contains lot of oil and fats.
Feed your bird vegetables and fruits. Par boiled vegetables
will be a very good diet for your bird and you can also give
him variety food so that he is not bored of eating the same
food every day.
Birds LOVE whipped cream or ice cream but these items are
too fatty and hard for them to digest and hence should be
avoided. Feed your bird four to six times during the day and
don't leave the food in the cage for more that 1 hour after
he has eaten. This is necessary for his health and saving
him from infections due to exposure of the food for a long
Although it's tempting to share food with your bird it's important
to remember that our mouths contain bacteria levels that are
at dangerous levels for our birds and can make them sick.
Use caution. It's best to give them their own portions and
not left over of our food. Thus feeding your bird may not
be a difficult thing all you have to do is be a thinking bird
owner, and you'll be off to one of the most enjoyable companion
animal relationships that is out there.