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Food And Nutrition Post any questions you may have about your cockatiels diet here. Also feel free to share any cockatiel recipes you may know of.

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Old 01-16-2017, 11:22 PM
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Hi all,

I am just curious, are there any nuts that are okay for a cockatiel to eat?
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As far as I know nuts in moderation are okay for a cockatiel to eat, but because of their relatively weaker beaks compared to birds of similar size, you might want to feed them slivers instead of the whole nut.

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My 'tiels love the almond pieces in their Vetafarm Parrot Essentials pellet mix.

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Nuts have more or less the same nutrient composition as sunflower seed. Some have more of this nutrient and less of that one, but overall there's not a huge amount of difference between them. They're all high in fat so don't go crazy with them, but they're fine in moderation. I have a chart showing the nutritional content of some grains, seeds and nuts that are commonly fed to parrots, with a couple of vegetables thrown in for contrast:


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