Wild macaws aren’t given a handout of bird food like most companion macaws. So what do macaws eat? In the wild, most macaws eat a variety of seeds, plant material, fruits, and nuts. The wild macaw’s diet tends to be high in fat, which is acceptable for a bird that spends its day flying through the rainforest, finding food, nesting, and rearing chicks.
Companion macaws are lucky to have a much easier life than their wild counterparts, but they miss out on the ability to forage for their food, a behavior that comes naturally. Lafeber’s bird foods are ideal for the lively macaw, a bird that appreciates the opportunity to tear apart its meals. This bird thrives on Nutri-Nuts, Nutri-Meals, Nuts ‘N’ Nuggets, Nutri-Berries, and Lafeber’s Premium Daily Diet Pellets , as well as fresh fruits and veggies, and healthy table foods.
Macaws are a force to be reckoned with. Everything about them is big, from their voices to their attitudes. Even the mini macaws are big…on the inside! Colorful and often raucous, they call attention to themselves even when quiet. Although, to the uninitiated, macaws seem formidable and may bluster and carry on, those who share their lives with these magnificent friends know that they contain surprisingly soft and loving hearts and sensitive natures. Macaw people adore their great friends to the very core of their being…and for good reason. It only takes one gentle kiss from their giant beaks to open the stoniest of hearts. Macaws are “magic” all the way.
Food for cockatoos in the wild is a full time job – they forage for seeds and nuts, as well as coconuts and grain crops. Cockatoos are not fun for farmers in their native areas. Like all companion parrots, cockatoos will not thrive on a birdseed diet alone. Cockatoo food definitely shouldn’t be boring to eat, either. This bird needs a varied and fun diet that includes fresh fruits and veggies, and Lafeber’s Premium Daily Diet Pellets, Nutri-Nuts, Nutri-Meals, Nuts ‘N’ Nuggets and Nutri-Berries.
Cockatoos know they are gorgeous and extremely bright…and they take every opportunity to remind us of that. Mechanical geniuses, they may dismantle their cages, but are careful to grace us with snuggles so that we will forgive them…or, maybe, to trick us into thinking that just maybe the dog took the cage apart, hmmm….. They know that we love them, and for good reason. Crested or not crested, they are strikingly beautiful and loving and feel so sweet and huggable tucked lovingly under our chins. They remind us to interact with the loved ones around us when we come home preoccupied from a hectic day away. In fact, they make coming home worth doing.
Premium Daily Diet for Macaws & Cockatoos - Ground corn, wheat, oat groats, soybean meal, cane molases, dried whole egg, corn gluten meal, dicalcium phosphate, ground limestone, iodized salt, dl-methionine (an essential amino acid), l-lysine (an essential amino acid), choline chloride, zinc oxide, manganese oxide, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, ethoxyquin (a preservative), ascorbic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), niacin supplement,
calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12
supplement, folic acid, biotin
Crude protein not less than 14%, Crude fat not less than 4%, Crude fiber not less than 2%,
Moisture not more than 10.5%