What can cockatiels eat?


What Can Cockatiels Eat?

Cockatiels are beautiful and friendly birds that make great companions. They need a balanced diet in order to stay healthy and happy. But what exactly can cockatiels eat?

Commercial Pellets

The most important part of a cockatiel’s diet should be commercial pellets, which provide the bird with essential vitamins and minerals. It is best to feed your cockatiel only one type of pellet, as different brands have varying amounts of nutrients in them. The pellets should make up about 70% of their daily diet.

Fruits & Vegetables

In addition to pellets, you can also offer your cockatiel fresh fruits and vegetables for extra nutrition. Fruits such as apples, oranges, berries, pears, bananas and melons are all safe for your pet to consume on a regular basis (make sure they are washed thoroughly). As far as vegetables go, some good options include carrots (grated or chopped), broccoli florets, spinach leaves (washed) and bell peppers (diced). These food items should make up around 20-30% of the bird’s daily intake.

Protein Sources

It is also important to provide your pet with some protein sources in its diet – such as boiled eggs or small pieces of cooked meat like chicken or turkey breast without skin/bones/fat/marinade added into it – but these should only comprise about 10% of their daily food intake since too much protein can cause health problems for them over time.

Seeds & Nuts

While seeds may seem like an obvious choice because they contain some nutritional value – it’s actually not recommended that you give them to your cockatiel very often due to their high fat content which can lead obesity if consumed in large quantities; instead focus on giving more fruits/veggies along with occasional nuts (such as almonds) if desired at all times instead!