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Cockatiel Food

Your cockatiel's health is dependent on receiving high-quality cockatiel food which is specially formulated with a balanced blend of nutrients. While these diets may consist of seed, pellet or a mix of the two, there are plenty of different blends for even the pickiest of birds. A balanced diet is essential for good health in any pet bird and specially formulated diets should be supplemented with fruits and vegetables, a variety of treats and millet. Treats should not exceed 10% of your cockatiel’s daily diet which should consist mainly of specialized pellets.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockatiel Food

A well-balanced cockatiel diet consists of specialized pellets that should make up to 60-70% of their diet, plus fresh vegetables and fruits and small amounts of fortified seeds. There are also a variety of treats that should make up only 10% of your cockatiel's diet.

Cockatiel feeders and waterers should be secured to the cage and provide fresh food and water at all times. Uneaten fruits and vegetables should be discarded within a few hours. Treats should not exceed 10% of their total diet.

A bird seed only diet may not be balanced with the vitamins and minerals your cockatiel needs, and can be high in fat. Seed only diets are associated with numerous health concerns. Consult your veterinarian about any concerns you have with your bird's nutrition to ensure the healthiest balanced diet is provided.

Treats formulated for a cockatiel and millet are sure to be a feathered fan favorite, but should not make up more than 10% of their total diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables such as bananas, zucchini, bell pepper, mango, peas and corn are a nice addition to their daily diet. Birds should never be fed avocado, fruit seeds, chocolate, caffeine or alcohol as these can cause serious medical conditions. Sugar and high fat treats should also be avoided for the health of your pet. Consult your veterinarian for a complete list of foods your cockatiel can and cannot eat.