Daily Diet: 1/3 pellets, 1/3 fruit/veggies/flowers, 1/3 seed
- Commercial mix- I use a mixture of a parakeet mix from the big box store, and specialty mix from Lady Gouldian that I mix myself with extra seeds from the supermarket. You can read more about this on the 'Advanced Nutrition' section of this site. Here are the types:
Red millet, Niger, White millet, Red millet, German millet, Siberian millet, Canary grass, Buckwheat, Hemp, Paddy rice, Peeled oats, Wild turnip, Rolled oats, Sunflower, Sorghum, Safflower, Wheat, Linseed, Sesame, Lettuce, Flax, Chia and Poppy. For flavor there is citrus, honey and rosehips. There is added Vit A / D3, Calcium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Iodine, Copper, Manganese & Zinc and Echinacea.
Egg food with crushed shell, cuddlebone and probioticsRotating items (daily- but may vary)
- beet, broccoli, kohlrabi, swiss chard, radish, mustard, watercress, alfalfa, cabbage, clover, spring greens. ONLY the greens: lentil, mung, garbanzo, pea, adzuki, kamut, fenugreek, herbs, moringa
- bok choy, winter squash (butternut, acorn, etc), zucchini, kale, collard greens, carrot, beets (blonde beets), celery, spring greens (including spinach), peppers, broccoli, pea pods, green beans, cauliflower, parsley, cilantro
- apple, pear, figs, banana, cherries, blueberries, orange
- aster, carnations,
chrysanthemum, daisies, hibiscus, nasturtium, pansies, roses
- see 'advanced nutrition' portion of this site
1/2 tsp hard boiled egg (13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein)
Cuddlebone is pretty easy- the squid bones provide calcium and a abrasive surface for birds to do 'self maintenance. However they sometimes do contain extra calcium (you can check the bone by soaking it is water and using an aquarium water testing kit).
The Manu mineral is actually a clay that is digestible and Macaws use it as a mineral supplement in the wild.