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What do wild parrots eat?

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Parrots are omnivores; therefore, they eat both insects and plant material, such as nuts, flowers, fruit, buds and seeds. Seeds and nuts are often their favorites, and they use their strong jaws to break open shells and hulls.

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Some species use their longer beaks to dig insects out of the ground and chew vegetation to drink the juices. Lories and lorikeets are adapted for feeding on soft fruits and flower nectar. A few species of parrots sometimes eat animal remains and carrion, while others have been seen robbing eggs from other birds’ nests. The wild parrot’s diet changes according to what is available in nature, and most species adapt easily to changing food sources.

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