Polly Want a Cracker?
If the cracker is whole grain and low in sodium, go ahead and give it to your bird to enjoy! The general rule of thumb is that snacks that are healthy for you are healthy for your bird. As an added benefit, sharing your snack with your parrot will help to strengthen the bond between you.
Some handy and healthy snacks can include:
- Chicken bones with some meat still attached
- Cooked whole grain pasta
- Whole wheat toast with a smear of jam
- A Piece of granola bar
- Human baby food served warm
- Unsweetened Applesauce
- Rice Cakes
- Unsalted nuts
A great selection of healthy parrot treats are now commercially available that have been designed with the health and enjoyment of your bird in mind such as:
- Birdie Breads
- Biscuits and Cakes
- Dried Fruits (unsulfured, no sugar added)
- Dried Veggies
- Mixed Treats
- Parrot Popcorn
- Treat Sticks
A great way to provide your bird with it's favorite treats is to hide them in foraging devices. This will encourage this instinctual behavior and stimulate them both physically and mentally.