I know you like to snack and guess what? Your bird does too! Your bird can enjoy a variety of food that you already have in your fridge!  Fresh, raw vegetables provide a healthy alternative to sweetened, prepared snacks. Birds can have a limited amount of fruits, grains, and nuts. Check your pantry or refrigerator for the following bird foods and give a healthy snack.

broccoli
Vitamins A and C, plus B vitamins and calcium. Good fiber, low fat.

kale
Vitamins A, C, and K, plus calcium and beta-carotene. Found in most grocery stores. Clip raw pieces to cage bars or wedge in toys.

blueberries
Vitamin C and antioxidants. Not as carbohydrate-rich as some fruits, but feed sparingly.

sweet potatoes
Calcium, Vitamins A, B, C, and E – serve small portions; they are high in starches and sugars.

carrots
Beta-carotene, Vitamins B and C, and folic acid. Slice in sticks so birds can hold like foot toys.

almonds
Lower in fat than many nuts. Feed only as an occasional treat – in shell for larger birds or in pieces for smaller birds.

papaya
Beta-carotene and fiber without the fat. Serve dried pieces in moderation due to high carb count.

red peppers
Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and fiber – plus mostly water, so low in calories.

peas
Vitamins A and C, calcium, and potassium. Serve in pod for large birds.

wheat grass
Antioxidant vitamins and minerals – grow and serve in a pot to encourage natural preening behaviors.

**adapted from PetMd**

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What Can Your Bird Eat from the Fridge?

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