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Nuts For Parrots

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Nuts For Parrots

Photo: A bad macadamia nut, rejected by a hungry hyacinth macaw.

Parrots love nuts.  Many of our parrot species require them in their diets, such as the macaw.  They are part of their diet in the wild and contain many of the fats and oils necessary to maintain energy.  Since this is such a popular parrot food, it is important to be sure that you can recognize their quality and freshness.  Nuts do become rancid and their shells can contain mold spores that can give your bird aspergillosis (typically a fungal infection of ...

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