Feeding leftovers from pet parrots

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Biblioberta, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Biblioberta

    Biblioberta New Egg

    May 8, 2011
    I am a first time chicken owner! I love my mini-flock (4)! I also have several parrots inside my home. At the end of the day I clean out the parrot feed dishes. There are lots of feed leftover...dried mango, papaya, raisins, coconut, pumpkin seeds, dried peas...I could go on for a while. My parrots are healthy. Can I feed the chickens the left over rations? Am I jeopardizing my chicken flock by giving them the parrot leftovers? I am open to advice from the experienced! Thank you for your help!
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I would do it in a heartbeat! As long as it isnt rancid or spoiled..its will be FINE to feed them the leftovers! And they'll love you for it too! [​IMG]

    And, ooh, what kind of parrots ya got?? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I have an extremely intelligent.. rather foul mouthed Congo African Grey.. I always throw his leftovers to the chickens.. they love them

    the other day I showed him one of the baby chicks I have in the house... asked him if he liked it.. he looked at the chick and replied "it goes PEEP!"
  4. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
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  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
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    Those African Greys are smart birds! I've always wanted one but haven't because I know I wouldn't spend the time with one that it would need.
  6. ShanCarl1971

    ShanCarl1971 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    I have 4 parrots myself, and I feed my chickens the leftover food all the time. I use a lot of pellets for my parrots, and the chickens don't like them dry, so I soak them and get them soft ....... chicken frenzy!!!!! (Mostly fruit flavored pellets) I have also gotten into the habit of soaking the mixes with the split peas and dried fruits in them. My chickens just seem to enjoy them more when they are wet and soft.
  7. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2011
    Speaking of parrots... My neighbor had an African Grey who he temporarily had.. It would curse him almost everyday [​IMG]
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    I throw the leftover bird seed from my doves out there for them. Not an issue as long as everyone is healthy, IMHO.
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

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    Those African Greys are smart birds! I've always wanted one but haven't because I know I wouldn't spend the time with one that it would need.

    He is incredibly smart. even makes up his own jokes and laughs at them
  10. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    Quote:Hi, I also have a parrots- a B & G Macaw, and a Love bird, I change their bowl of pellets on a daily basis--good to know that I can give it to the chicks when they get older. I hate throwing food away since it so expensive. But the parrots eat better when it's a fresh bowl of food. I use Zupreem pellets.

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