What is the bes choice of fruit and diet for my macaw

by Jewels
(Canada)

Max is a green winged macaw, and we have looked all over the net and we read that macaws eat a variety of fruit nuts and berries. but none of them specify which types. Max loves apples, banana, grapes are his fav, and mangos.

Is there an exotic fruit that would be beneficial to his health? Or are there fruits that we should avoid. (We know about the avacados, and the short list of toxic things like apple seeds.) But we'd like to try him with star fruit, papayas, figs, guava, litchi. Do you know of a list with exotic fruits we can feed out parrot?

Many thanks

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Jun 10, 2013
Best fruits for macaw parrots
by: The Avian Vet

You can actually feed any exotic fruit that he likes. Try them all and focus on his favorites. They have their own likes and dislikes, but, it may take a few times of introducing something new before he will try it. Only be concern about avocado, as other fresh foods have to been found to be toxic.

Of course I want to remind you that for a balanced complete diet you should fed 80% pellets.

Dr B

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