ABBA parrot seed, canary-finch seed mix, Zupreem pellets, veggies, and fruits dusted with calcium citrate and vitamin D3. The breeding pair would not even touch pulses offered a couple of times a week. They LOVE guajes, which is a pod from trees grown in Mexico and other countries and probably nutritionally belongs to beans and other pulses. It is easily find in Hispanic grocery stores in my area. Non breeding pairs do not get any larger seeds. Millet is available at all times.
The most readily consumed soft foods, fruits, and vegetables are in order of preference: apples, celery, mozzarella sticks, blackberries, green grapes, pomegranates, cranberries, blueberries, chopped boiled eggs, carrots, red currants, gooseberries, red cherries and hawthorn fruits. The birds would not touch kidney beans, peas, corn, green beans, any green leafy vegetables or wild greens like dandelion, raspberries, pears, bananas, any citrus, squash, zucchini, red or black grapes, plums, nectarines, peaches, mango, papaya, thawed guava and palm oil fruits, figs, baked plantains, tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes. Bits of boiled turkey and baked chicken seem to have been partially consumed.
Liquid calcium, children's multivitamins, or vitamin A, D, C solution were added to the water couple times a week.
During the period of feeding their chicks, Pair One had significantly increased their consumption of protein foods- boiled eggs and mozzarella cheese. Those were dusted with Calcium plus vitamin D powder to increase calcium in babies diet.
The babies from the 2009 hatch eat any pellets from my mix of different brands, but it took six months for them to start eating fruits and vegetables in any quantity. Two years later they will eat almost any fruits and veggies.
During the late summer 2009, after chicks were removed, Pair One was fed seeds and pellets with greens once or twice a week. When they were moved back into aviary for 2010 breeding season they were put on unlimited greens daily, unlimited pellets with higher protein breeder pellets mixed in, boiled eggs or mozzarella two to three times a week, and seeds two to three times a week. Red palm oil was added in small quantities to pellets. Calcium powder and spirulina were sprinkled on top of the greens.
In season 2010/2011, the birds were fed mainly Zupreem rainbow pellets. Only after Pair One had laid their first batch of fertile eggs, did their diet change to a high proportion of greens, fruits, and protein food, such as hard boiled eggs and mozzarella cheese. In retrospect, it could have been that a diet with a great amount of palm oil, seeds, and protein food could have rendered my birds obese in season 2009/ 2010 and resulted in multiple hatches of infertile eggs.
My other pairs differ in their preference of soft foods. The birds hatched and raised in my hatchery seem to be taking, at least to a degree, almost all fruits and vegetables offered.
Yellow Lored: They love peppers and will eat fresh fruits and veggies in preference of anything else ( except, perhaps if ever given their junk food - oily seeds ).
Lilacina: These parrots will eat apples, pomegranates, and very little greens. They are rehabilitated seed junkies and live reluctantly on Zupreem pellets and apples.