Toews Parrot Place
Breeder’s of Eclectus Parrots, Timneh African Grey, Great Billed Parrot, Cape Parrot
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Bean soup mix
Carrot & Greens
All types of Chard
Corn (on the cob)
Flax Seed, ground
Green Beans, Yellow
Hemp Seed Meal
Hot (chili) peppers
Mung Bean Sprouts
Passionfruit, cut in ½
Pear/ Nashi pear
Peppers, also seeds
|Pomegranate, in shell Pumpkin w/seeds
Turnip & Greens
Wheat Grass Powder
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)|
|Peanut w/shells||1 cup|
|Canary seed||3 cups|
|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.