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Bird Safe Nuts List

Parrots find nuts to be very appealing, but it is important to note that they are high in fat and should only be given as occasional treats and not as a staple in their diet. Some species, like Macaws, can handle high-fat nuts and seeds and find joy in cracking open shelled peanuts. However, excessive consumption of nuts can lead to liver problems for other species. The nuts offered to parrots should be unsalted and suitable for human consumption. Varying the types of nuts can provide some variety in their diet and it is easy to determine which ones they enjoy the most. Large parrots can crack open nuts on their own, but be cautious of feeding fresh walnuts, cashews, and macadamia nuts as the shells contain harmful toxins when fresh. For smaller species, unshelled nuts are preferred with the exception of peanuts. All Nuts need to be unsalted and unroasted before giving to your parrots.


Almonds contains Calcium, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Fiber, Protein, Healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) and Copper.


Brazil Nuts


Brazil nuts contain Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Healthy Fats, Protein, Fiber and Zinc.



Cashews contain Vitamin B1 (thiamin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin K, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Copper


Coconut Flesh 


Coconut can be given fresh, shavings or shredded. Coconut contains Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc and Calcium.


Hazelnuts (filberts)

Hazel Nut contains Vitamin E, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Magnesium, Protein, Phosphorus, Fiber, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Thiamine and Zinc


Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nut contains Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin E, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Zinc, Calcium, Potassium and Selenium


Peanuts (Monkey Nuts)

Peanuts contain Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Protein and Fiber




Pecans containsVitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin E, Healthy Fats, Protein, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, Zinc and Fiber


Pine Nuts (piñón) 

Pine Nuts contain Vitamin E, Magnesium, Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Healthy Fats, Protein, Fiber and Monounsaturated fatty acids



Pistachios contain Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B1 (thiamin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper and Zinc




Walnuts contains Vitamin B1 (thiamin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin E, Antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper and Zinc

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