Many birds love fresh fruits, such as apples, pears, berries, and oranges. They are a good source of vitamins and antioxidants. Make sure to remove any seeds or pits, as they can be toxic.
Offer vegetables like carrots, broccoli, peas, and leafy greens. Vegetables provide essential nutrients and can be served fresh or lightly cooked.
Nuts like unsalted almonds, walnuts, and pecans are high in healthy fats and protein. These should be given in moderation due to their calorie content.
Small quantities of seeds like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds can be a tasty and healthy treat for some birds.
Birds can enjoy cooked grains like rice, quinoa, and whole wheat pasta. Ensure they are plain and unseasoned.
Sprouted seeds are a nutritious treat and can be easily prepared at home. They are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Offer small amounts of boiled or scrambled eggs for a protein-rich treat. Ensure they are fully cooked and unseasoned.
Dried fruits like apricots, raisins, and cranberries can be given in moderation as they are higher in sugar and calories than fresh fruits.
Fresh herbs like basil and edible flowers like nasturtiums are safe and can add variety to your bird's diet.
These provide essential calcium and minerals for your bird's beak and overall health. They can also provide entertainment as birds enjoy gnawing on them.