Seed mix

One of the basic keys to keeping your lovebird healthy is to provide the right kind and a variety of diet to them.

Basic seed mix includes various types of grain i.e. Millet, canary grass seed, hulled oats, niger seed, flax seed,sunflower seed, rape seed,, soybeans, rye, canary seed,whole wheat, whole brown rice, fennel, caraway, poppy, sesame.

The basic diet of lovebird in the wild is seeds of various fruits and grasses, the fruit itself, various plants and some insects.

Keep a cuttlebone available to your lovebirds at all times as a good source of calcium and pure steam distilled water for them to drink.

Lovebirds do not always accept new foods into their diets readily, sometimes it may take up to 2 weeks or more for them to try a new food.

Acceptable Seeds/Grains:

Millet, canary grass seed, hulled oats, niger seed, flax seed,sunflower seed, rape seed, milo, safflower, soybeans, rye, canary seed, whole wheat, whole brown rice, fennel, caraway, poppy, sesame.

Don't overfeed sunflower seeds,Petey picks out all the sunflower seeds first, and will eat them to exclusion of the others, this can lead to an imbalance in the diet.

Acceptable Green Foods:

Lettuce (not iceberg), green peas, spinach, endive, mango leaves,strips of kohlrabi, carrots, carrot tops, fresh corn, tomatoes,radish, red beets, parsley, dandelion, clover, chickweed, sprouts,watercress, broccoli, cucumber, dried peppers, and kale (Peteyand Petunia Love their kale)

Wheatgrass is a wonderful food for lovebirds as it is high in chlorophyll and a number of vitamins and minerals.

Acceptable Fruits:

Apples, pears, bananas, grapes, strawberry, raspberry, rose hips,pitted cherries, oranges, tangerines, kiwi, figs, melon. If you get dried fruits, be certain they are sulfite free.

Acceptable Nuts:

Shelled and unshelled peanuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, acorns, horse chestnuts.

All uneaten fresh foods should be removed from the cages once a day. Uneaten fruits need to be removed after 2 hours.

Be certain you thoroughly wash the insecticides/pesticides and parasites from the foods before you give to your lovebirds.

Never Feed these Foods to Lovebirds:

Foods containing sugar, fast food items, greasy foods, foods high in fat, salty foods, chocolate, coffee or teas, colas,