As a pet owner, you should be very attentive to what your pet usually eats. The ingredient the pet’s diet contains is vital. That’s why many pet owners prefer to prepare the meal for their pets from scratch so they can control what contents are included in the meal.
Not only do pellets and fruits build your parrot’s diet, but there are also some natural food toppers that can be added to the menu of your feathered friend.
I came across some bee pollen in the local pet supply store one day. That day I started wondering if the parrot could eat bee pollen.
The answer is Yes. You can give bee pollen to your parrot. About a teaspoon per day added to their main dish is very beneficial for the parrot’s health. The coloring, plumage, and overall well-being will be developed if you add bee pollen to their diet on a daily basis. Also, bee pollen can be used as a treat for your parrot. Spill the teaspoon of bee pollen on top of any wet food so it sticks to it, and give it to your parrot. Also, breeders recommend giving bee pollen to the parrot’s diet, which has anxiety and self-mutilation, which results in feather plucking.
To choose the suitable bee pollen for your parrot, ensure that it doesn’t have any preservatives and is stored in a closed container. The storage must be dry and cool to keep the bee pollen fresh.
Also, remember that bee pollen has to be frozen or refrigerated if you do not use it for three weeks.
How Do You Give Your Parrot Bee Pollen?
As I said above, putting bee pollen on wet or sticky food is an excellent idea to keep the bee pollen well-consumed without any wasting.
If the parrot eats fruits like watermelon or apples, you can toss bee pollen on the fruit’s surface and offer it to your parrot. Of course, not only watermelon and apples can be given to the parrot with bee pollen. Other fruits and vegetables are also ok to use with a bee pollen topper.
Alternatively, you can offer bee pollen to your parrot in the treat cup as a separate dish. But this way may lead to lower consumption of bee pollen.
You may notice that your parrot likes or does not like the bee pollen. So if the parrot likes this topper, you can offer it to them on a toy or another thing so they can have a healthy snack.
Try not to give too much bee pollen to your parrot.
Give bee pollen simultaneously and with the same meal to make this a healthy routine for you and your parrot. In this way, the parrot will be looking forward to the time of feeding.
Why Bee Pollen Is Good for Parrots?
Thanks to the fact that bee pollen contains many essential vitamins and microelements, it provides tons of health benefits for the parrot.
Protein, enzymes, amino acids, and fatty acids are only a few elements that your parrot can gain from the consumption of bee pollen. These nutrients improve the coloring and quality of the feathers. They also help develop the mental and physical health of your pet. For example, bee pollen is good to give parrots that seem lethargic and demonstrate signs of depression.
- Development of the immune system, better endurance, and increased energy are only several health benefits that you can get from adding bee pollen to the parrot’s menu.
- In addition, bee pollen acts as a natural vitamin supplement. Using it helps parrots overcome infections and recover from diseases faster. Bee pollen also improves vitality.
- Some breeders also suggest that bee pollen additions can help prevent cancer and other sicknesses that parrots can face in their lives. But, of course, you have to remember that bee pollen is not a treatment but only a supplement, so in case you think your parrot is ill, you need to sick professional help from the doctor.
- As I said above, bee pollen helps maintain the parrot’s mental health. The bee pollen toppers can help birds that suffer from anxiety and self-mutilation.
- Also, bee pollen offers a wide range of vitamins and can help you cover the vitamin deficiencies.
- Finally, the bee pollen works as a potent rejuvenator. It helps to rejuvenate some main organs and glands. In this way, bee pollen is the best supplement to the primary treatment regime if your parrot is sick.
If you have doubts about giving your bird bee pollen, try introducing it into their diet by adding small portions and gradually increasing the portion. Observe if the bee pollen works well for your parrot. Always consult an animal specialist if you have concerns regarding any type of food.
What Else Do I Need to Know About Bee Pollen?
Bee pollen is a substance made when flower pollen is mixed with the enzymes from bees. It looks like golden granules. These granules have been a vitamin supplement for many years for people.
Food of Gods
Bee pollen was also called ambrosia or food of Gods. This is because bee pollen increases energy and vitality, so many civilizations used it as a rejuvenating tonic. It improves health and stamina not only in parrots but in humans too.
Do Not Eat Prrot’s Bee Pollen
Note that you cannot consume the same pollen you give to your parrot. You will see that the parrot’s bee pollen label suggests that it’s not for human consumption. If you want to use some bee pollen in your own diet, please buy it from a health food shop or your local beekeeper.
When choosing the bee pollen for your parrot, ensure the product does not contain any artificial preservatives.
Mind the Amounts
You will not want to overload the parrot’s body with bee pollen, no matter how beneficial it can be. So please do not give your parrot considerable amounts of bee pollen as the effect of this usage can be the opposite. As you know, too much of a good thing can harm your pet.
Include the bee pollen into the diet of your parrot slowly. Make it something your parrot is looking forward to eating.
If your parrot is ill, consult with your veterinarian to see if you can use bee pollen as a healthy supplement to speed up the healing.