Human Nuts vs Bird Food Nuts

What is the difference between nuts & seeds for Parrots and Humans?
If I buy a bag of nuts for myself in the grocery store, can I not feed it to my macaw?


Hi Steve

Thanx for the email

Short answer – nothing

That said – chances are if you looked at the quality of pet nuts vs. human, human grade would look better, less flaws, prettier if you will. Chances are your Macaw parrot will like your personal selection of snacking nuts more than you will like what is available as a bird snack or bird food.

Lastly many of the nuts we human like to snack on are salted which is not encouraged for bird diets. I have seen people suck the salt off a peanut for their bird which does remove the salt but adds bacteria which is not good for your bird.

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Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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