List of safe fruits for parrots

A healthy, varied and nutritious diet for your parrot includes:

  1. A reputable parrot pellet brand
  2. Fruits
  3. Vegetables (bird-safe list here)
  4. Grains (bird-safe list here)
  5. Flowers (bird-safe list here)
  6. Herbs and spices (bird-safe list here)
  7. Sprouts (bird-safe list here)
  8. Nuts (occasionally) (bird-safe list here)
  9. Seeds (sparingly) (bird-safe list here)

Important notes

  • It is important to offer your bird a variety of different fruits
  • Choose organic if possible 
  • Wash fruits thoroughly before serving to your bird
  • This list of fruits is the entirety of what we know are safe for parrots. If you know about a safe fruit that have not been included, please contact us. However please do not contact us asking about other fruits not listed
Berries
Acai berry
Blackberry
Blueberry
Boysenberry
Cranberry
Gooseberry
Elderberry
Mulberry
Raspberry
Strawberry
Safe fruits for birds berries Organic is best 
Blackcurrant
Red currant

  Safe fruits for birds blackcurrant

Black currant 

Safe fruits for birds red currant

Red currant

 
Guava   Safe fruits for birds guava  
Star fruit   Safe fruits for birds starfruit Birds with kidney problems should avoid star fruits 
Coconut (raw meat)   Safe fruits for birds coconut raw meat  
Palm fruit Safe fruits for birds palm fruit  Store in freezer to lengthen shelf life

Melons
Asaki melon
Canary melon
Cantaloupe melon
Casaba melon
Crenshaw melon
Galia melon (Sarda)
Gaya melon
Golden dewlicious
Hami melon
Honeydew melon (honeymelon)
Korean melon
Lemon drop melon
Orange flesh melon
Pepino melon
Santa Claus melon
Tuscan melon
Watermelon
Yellow watermelon

Safe fruits for birds cantaloupe melonCantaloupe melon

Safe fruits for birds galia melonHoneydew (honeymelon)

Safe fruits for birds watermelonWatermelon Safe fruits for birds yellow watermelonYellow watermelon

Seeds are safe
Papaya   Safe fruits for birds papaya Seeds are safe
Dragonfruit   Safe fruits for birds dragonfruit Seeds are safe
Date (fresh and dried)

Safe fruits for birds fresh raw dates

Fresh dates 

Safe fruits for birds dried dates

Dried dates

Seeds are safe
Fig (fresh and dried)   Safe fruits for birds fresh and dried figs Seeds are safe
Grape   Safe fruits for birds grape

Seeds are safe

Organic is best

High in sugar, will encourage nesting behavior - feed in moderation especially for chronic egg laying birds

Apple   Safe fruits for birds apple

Remove seeds. Seeds contain cyanide

High in sugar, will encourage nesting behavior - feed in moderation especially for chronic egg laying birds

Hawthorn berry   Safe fruits for birds hawthorn berry  
 
Remove seeds. Seeds contain cyanide
Pear   Safe fruits for birds pear Remove seeds. Seeds contain cyanide
Apricot   Safe fruits for birds apricot Remove pit
Mango   Safe fruits for birds mango

Remove pit

High in sugar, will encourage nesting behavior - feed in moderation especially for chronic egg laying birds 

Plums
Yellow plums

Safe fruits for birds plums

Plums (purple) 

Safe fruits for birds yellow plums

Yellow plums

Remove pit

Organic is best

Cherry   Safe fruits for birds cherry

Remove pit

Organic is best

Nectarine   Safe fruits for birds nectarine

Remove pit and skin

Organic is best

Peach Safe fruits for birds peach

Only serve organic

Remove pit and skin

Banana   Safe fruits for birds banana Remove peel
Plantain   Safe fruits for birds plantains

Remove peel

Must cook green plantains

Kaki / persimmon   Safe fruits for birds kaki persimmon Remove peel
Kiwi Safe fruits for birds kiwi 

Remove peel

Organic is best

Lychee (litchi)   Safe fruits for birds lychee litchi Remove peel
Mangosteen   Safe fruits for birds mangosteen Remove rind
Passion fruit   Safe fruits for birds passionfruit seeds

Remove rind

Seeds are safe

Pomegranate Safe fruits for birds pomegranate Remove rind


These fruits are safe for parrots but feed in moderation due to acidity

Oranges
Orange
Mandarin orange (clementine)
Blood orange

Safe fruits for birds orange

Orange

Safe fruits for birds mandarin orange tangerine clementine
Mandarin orange (clementine)

Safe fruits for birds blood orange
Blood orange

Grapefruit Safe fruits for birds grapefruit
Pineapple Safe fruits for birds pineapple
Pomelo Safe fruits for birds pomelo
Tamarillo Safe fruits for birds tamarillo



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