Blue Naped Parrot from Philippines

by Robert Perez
(Marikina Heights, Marikina City, Philippines)

Blue-naped parrot

Blue-naped parrot

Hi Sir / Mam,

How do I train my parrot to eat sunflower seed?
Right now he is eating banana, carrots and squash. (see attached pictures)
And what is the best vitamins?
I don't know how old is my parrot, someone gave me this bird from an island from where i used to work.

Thank you very much,

from Philippines

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Jul 29, 2011
by: Anonymous

just keep iontroducing sunflower seeds and i can see your bird looks weak that is why you are having a hard time introducing new food...

Feb 15, 2011
by: Anonymous

tol sakin 1 pair bnp...pnapakain q lng sitaw kamatis mais kalabasa malungay tnapay sunflower seeds mellet,saging,sana mka2long

Dec 28, 2010
What to feed your Pikoy or blue naped parrot
by: Anonymous

I live in the place where blue naped parrots are still abundant. I had several of them as pets when i was young. They loved to eat bananas. But you can also feed them sitao or string beans. Just the sitao as it is. They will be cranky when older and will be nasty. It can never eat sunflower because we dont have such here and not in the bird's diet actually

May 12, 2010
Other suggestions...
by: Anonymous

Too many sunflower seeds aren't good for parrots as they're very high in fat, which isn't good for a parrots system. I'd limit the intake of them in my parrots diet and try offering a sunflower seedLESS diet if you're going to offer seed at all. Volkmans Seed has diets free of Sunflower seeds for your particular breed of bird. Fresh fruits and veggies are a better diet for the bird as are pellets such as ones from Roudybush and/or Harrison's.

Feb 13, 2010
Blue-naped parrot diet
by: Tracie

The blue-naped parrot feeds on berries, seeds, nuts and grain. Since I don't live in your country, I don't know what kinds of parrot food you can get.

You might read our Switching Birds to Pellets article just because it gives a guideline for getting your bird to accept something different.

I am sorry I can't be of more help. I suggest you call an avain vet in your country and let them guide you on the best diet for your bird.

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