Monday, May 10, 2010

How Much to Feed Your Parrotlet?

Am I correct in understanding that a parrotlet eats about an ice
cube's volume of food each day?

I have never measured the amount of food I feed my birds. I would think an 'ice cube' amount would not be enough. Parrotlets eat like hummingbirds and as I have written, for their size, eat more than macaws due to their high metabolisms. I do give mine at least a 1/2 cup of fresh foods of day and at least that amount in seeds (or pellets). If they don't eat it all, so be it but with parrotlets they will starve to death or possibly kill their cage mates if not provided with enough food. Also, as true parrots they have been designed by evolution to waste food.

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