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A great diet can bring out the very best in your bird, but in the plethora of products to choose from, how do we know what is really the best for our parrot? 

We've curated an easy to make, low prep pellet and treat mix recipe you can buy at your local Woolworths or Coles and make in minutes. It is so versatile and easy to adapt to whatever you have available, don't stress if you don't have all the ingredients below, just improvise! Add other things in, leave some things out, it's really up to you. You can always make it a little bit different every time!

You will need:

Mix together in a large bowl.


Will yield approximately 7.5kg of mixed pellets.


Store in airtight container in cool, dry place. 


At Maranatha Aviaries, we wean our babies onto this mix, and it also forms the basis of our pet birds' diet as well. It is best suited for indoor birds, in an outdoor cage or aviary you would need to only supply what each cage needs daily, as the fruit and nut components tend to spoil quickly and attract ants. 

Depending on the size and quantity of birds, you can provide 2 tablespoons daily and increase per bird. 

While this mix is great for exposing your bird to a variety of different textures, tastes and nutrients, it shouldn't comprise of the entire diet. To read more about why balanced nutrition is so important for your bird, read here. 

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