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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

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 

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

 

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

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

 

 Walnuts

 

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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