Wild parrots eat fruit, flowers, buds, nuts, seeds and some small insects, while domestic parrots eat seed or pellet mixes, fresh vegetables, fruits and animal-based protein. Seed and pellet mixes made specifically for domestic parrots consist of many types of grains and seeds.
Domestic parrots enjoy dark leafy greens, various squashes, carrots, brown rice and oats. They also enjoy moderate amounts of unseasoned fish, chicken and turkey. The best fruits for parrots contain foods with high amounts of vitamin A, such as mangoes, papayas, and pomegranates. Wild parrots live in warm climates throughout the world, but many are endangered species. Despite this, the popularity of the parrot continues to drive illegal sales.