Does anyone feed parakeets a strictly homemade food diet? My daughter wants a parakeet very badly but she also has a severe contact reactive peanut allergy. We can't use any commercially sold bird food, same for pretty much any small pet like hamsters, guinea pigs,etc. I found something that says a seed diet like that isn't the best anyway and that they can be much healthier eating a variety of human foods like rice with veggies, greens, carrots, occasional fruits, seeds and nuts. This we can do. We can do almonds and other in shell nuts what we shell. I can very easily make rice and veggies to freeze as needed. The seeds we can use and are available locally- chia and flax. I can special order peanut free shelled sunflower seeds (or can they crack them and eat them without me shelling them? The peanut free seeds are costly so if I can get a in shell version locally it will be a lot cheaper) and we have our own pumpkin seeds. Does anybody do this? Any suggestions on what all I can feed? I found a short list that basically says they can eat almost any human food but I want to make sure we're feeding the right stuff. I had parakeets growing up but we just gave them commercial feed. When I told my daughter she could have one, it didn't occur to me that we would have such a hard time finding food. I really should have checked out the food first. But if I can feed them without commercial food and limited seed (since we're limited to what is available peanut free) then we're good to go.