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The Best Large Cockatoo and Macaw Food

Feeding your bird the right food is absolutely essential to his health (and lifespan!) Feeding your bird seed and water just isn’t going to cut it. And feeding different types of birds the same diet doesn’t work either. It’s important to provide a diet that is safe, healthy, and yummy.
Packaged food comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ingredients. So, it’s important to know what is the best cockatoo or macaw food for your individual bird. When shopping for food, there are a lot of things you need to take into consideration.
The Best for Your Bird
Birds follow a very similar diet plan that we do. Here is the recommended diet percentage for each type of food that should be a part of your bird’s diet:
Grain Products – 50% of diet
Vegetables and Fruits – 45% of diet
Dairy and Meat – 5% of diet
Seed and Nuts – <1% of diet
Below is a table outlining the cockatoo and macaw food that needs to be a part of your x-large parrot’s diet. It shows the recommended percentage of your bird’s diet as well as specific food recommendations and ideas.
Keep in mind that the food list below recommends a VARIETY of foods and that feeding your bird only one to two items from the list is not enough. It is important to feed your bird the widest variety of foods as you can.
Here is the best diet we recommend for your extra large-sized parrot:

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