Ekkie Diet

Toews Parrot Place
Breeder’s of Eclectus Parrots, Timneh African Grey, Great Billed Parrot, Cape Parrot

Pomegranates
Eclectus LOVE pomegranates!!!

November is the time of year to find them in your local grocery store. They are red and larger than a apple. They are a fruit. Just cut them up and serve.

To freeze them, separate all the little red seeds and put them into freezer bags. This way we are able to feed pomegranates year round.

Pomegranates are considered to be anti-viral as well as have many nutritional benefits such as:

399 mg. Potassium

12 mg. Phosphorus

6 mg. Vitamin C

5 mg. Calcium

5 mg. Sodium

2 mg. Magnesium

.5 mg. Iron

Trace of Vitamin A

Our Eclectus Parrots Diet

60% Fresh Veggies & Fruit.  (red, green, orange fruits & veggies).  Mix at least 15 different types each morning.  I cut up a bunch and refrigerate for 3 days.

NOT avocado or rhubarb.

Corn on the cob is once a week, more if breeding.  These can be frozen raw and then used throughout the year.

 

Acorn Squash

Alfalfa Powder

Aloe

Almonds

Apple

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apricot

Banana

Barley

Barley Grass

Basil

Bean soup mix

Sprouts

Beans

Beet greens

Butter beans

Blackberries

Blueberries

Bok Choy

Broccoli

Brown Rice

Buckwheat

Butternut Squash

Cabbage

Capsicum

Carrot & Greens

Cauliflower

Celery

All types of Chard

Chick peas

Cinnamon

Corn (on the cob)

Field Corn

Collard Greens

Cranberries

Dandelion

Dill

Flax Seed, ground

Garlic

Ginger root

Grapes

Green Beans, Yellow

GSE

Guava

Hemp Seed Meal

Honeydew Melon

Hot (chili) peppers

Hubbard Squash

Jicama

Kale

Kiwifruit

Leeks

Lentils

Lima Beans

Mango

Mulberries

Millet

Mung Bean Sprouts

Mustard Greens

Navy Beans

Nectarine

Oat Groats

Oregano

Parsley

Parsnips

Passionfruit, cut in ½

Pasta

Pawpaw

Papaya

Peach

Pear/ Nashi pear

Peas

Peppers, also seeds

Pine Nuts

Pineapple

Pinto Beans

Plums

Pomegranate, in shell Pumpkin w/seeds

Quinoa

Raspberries

Red Beans

Red Cabbage

Rice

Rock Melon

Schizandra Berries

Sesame Seeds

Split Peas

Squash

Star Fruit

Strawberries

Sweet Potato

Tamarillo

Tofu

Tomatoes

Turnip & Greens

Water Cress

Wheat Grass Powder

Wild Rice

Yam

Zucchini Squash

Whatever is in season

10% Cooked bean/veggie mix:  (see recipes)

We use a cooked bean/veggie mix for protein.  You could also do legumes, well cooked meat & bones, fish, chicken, or hard-boiled eggs with shells.  They do not need much protein – feed sparingly.  (¼ egg once a week for a pair is plenty).

Sprinkle with a calcium-phosphorus and vitamin A & D supplement if your birds are housed indoors and you do not feed pellets.

30 % Soaked, Sprouted or Dry Seeds:  30 % Soaked, Sprouted or Dry Seeds:  Preferably sprouted because sprouts are nutritionally superior. For information on sprout nutrition see The Sprout People.  We add sunflower seeds and mung beans to our sprout mix as well as a spicy lentil seed mix and fenugreek seeds.  See sprout mixes.

Small Parrot Mix:  (give ½ cup every second day)

Ingredients Amount (10 cups)
Walnut 1 cup
Peanut w/shells 1 cup
Sunflower 3/4 cup
Millet 3 cups
Canary seed 3 cups
Safflower 1/2 cup
Hulled oats 3/4 cup

 

Pellets. Substitute for the seed mix.  Pellets are a good weaning food.  We do not recommend feeding adult Eclectus pellets. 

* If you do give pellets feed no more than 9 pieces (pellets) per day.  Please use Harrisons or Roudybush as these are the two our vet would recommend at this time. 

 

Supplements:  If your bird is housed indoors supplement with a good calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A & D supplement.  This is only if you do not give pellets. 

Lighting.  Also, if your bird is housed indoors please provide UV lighting for your bird.  The glass in windows blocks out the UV rays in the sun’s light.  The birds need these to be able to digest calcium and other nutrients.