Collection: Cockatoos

Cockatoos

Cockatoos are frequently fed sunflower seeds, peanuts, pine nuts, canary and millet seeds often with some groats and maize all mixed in various proportions to the particular bird-keeper's preferences. Some are given fruit and diced carrot and various nuts in their shells. The larger cockatoos also enjoy breaking open the tougher nuts such as Brazils. Cockatoos occasionally have highly selective feeding habits and have a tendency to take what they fancy, frequently rejecting beneficial items.

It can therefore be advantageous to offer a basic parrot mix such as Haith's Parrot Food that provides a good balanced diet and supplementing it with other items like Parrot Nature Diet and Parrot Fruit and Nut to give greater variety. An occasional supplement of Haith's parrot-like Tonic Seed can also be beneficial, providing vitamins and minerals, which may be lacking in other mixes.

For most cockatoos, however, Haith's Sun Lo Parrot Food cannot be bettered. It is made up from just 25% of the very best large USA sunflower seed; the remainder being 16 other premium quality ingredients, including a variety of dried fruits, large nuts and even diced carrot. It is a remarkable mix providing a much healthier alternative to the enormous quantity of sunflowers contained in many mixes that are frequently deficient in various amino acids and calcium. Many cockatoos feed regurgitated seed to their youngsters so Parrot Nature Diet, which is formulated especially for soaking and sprouting and is particularly low in fat, may be found a very useful supplement for breeding birds. Soaked Millet Sprays may also be offered at this time.

In addition to any of the above diets, fresh greenfood should always be available along with Oystershell Grit, Granulated Charcoal and Cuttlefish Bone. Other minerals may be made available from Haith's Mineralised Tonic Grit.

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