African Greys are often given nuts as a treat. But what type of nut is best for them? Some people say that cashews, macadamia, and peanuts are the best because they have a high-fat content. Some people say brazil nuts. It’s hard to get a straight answer out of people because everyone tends to have their own opinion. So here we will lay out all the safe nuts your African greys can eat.
What nuts can African greys eat?
- Brazil nuts
- Pine nuts
- Cashew nuts
- Macadamia nuts
- Pecan nuts
- Peanuts (monkey nuts)
These are all nuts considered safe for your African grey parrot. You can check out this list https://thebirdpeople.com/what-do-conures-eat/ for everything else your parrot can safely eat!
#Why would you want to feed your parrot nuts?
Nuts are an important part of a balanced bird diet. They can provide a rich source of protein, carbohydrates, and fats for your bird’s diet to keep them happy and healthy.
But you should keep in mind, nuts are not an everyday meal for these birds. Instead, introduce nuts to your parrot’s diet as a treat.
Feeding nuts is not harmful to the birds themselves but if given too much, the high-fat content may start to affect your bird’s health.
You should feel free to mix all of the above nuts together and place them in a dish. That way, your bird can pick through and find what they are most interested in eating! You may notice your parrot won’t like certain types of nuts, and you will also notice she develops a favorite nut to eat.
Normal peanuts should be avoided as much as possible. They often contain mold which is harmful to your bird. These molds can also contain certain aflatoxins which can also be harmful to your bird’s liver.
Can parrots eat pistachios?
Yes, they can in moderation like other nuts. Just make sure they are unsalted! Salted nuts are very bad for birds. Salt is for humans, not animals. They like their nuts as is, all-natural, No salt added!
This was already added to the list but it’s a common question so I figured I would mention it again, but with the added salt details.
If you have any more questions or want to know what other kinds of nuts are safe for your particular bird, feel free to leave a comment! We love to hear from our viewers.