Parrots & Cockatoos

Parrots & Cockatoos have a mainly granivorous (seed) and frugivorous (fruit) diet. However in the breeding season they supplement their diet with additional protein, vitamins & minerals from fresh green plant material, mineral grit, insects and sometimes even meat. Our parrot foods include nutritionally-balanced Crumbles and Pellets for everyday diet. For breeding birds we recommend supplementing with Parrot Soft Food or Egg & Biscuit to cater for the increased nutritional demands. For hand-raising young birds we have developed Passwell Hand Rearing Food and Wombaroo Granivore Rearing Mix to supply the elevated protein, vitamin & mineral requirements of growing chicks. We also make a range of treats and dietary supplements that can enhance the health & well-being of cage and aviary birds.

  • Parrot Soft Food

    Passwell Parrot Soft Food is a nutritionally balanced, high protein diet for breeding birds. 

    Key Features

    • Specifically formulated to provide increased protein levels required by breeding parrots. 
    • Enriched with omega-3&6, vitamins and minerals for improved egg quality and chick health.
    • Can also be used as a weaning food for young birds or conditioning food for sick birds.

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    Serving suggestion - made up with peas & corn.


    Ground cereals, nuts & vegetables, whey and soy proteins, mannan oligosaccharides, β-glucans, lysine, methionine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (including EPA & DHA), carotenoids, vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.


     Protein (min) 27%
     Fat (min) 12%
     Carbohydrate (min) 47%
     Fibre (max) 6%
     Calcium 1.1%
     Metabolisable Energy (ME) 16.1 MJ/kg

    Pack Sizes

     500g, 1kg, 5kg & 20kg.


    To feed as a moist crumble:

    Mix 20g of Parrot Soft Food (2 level tablespoons) with 5ml (1 teaspoon) of warm water. Slowly add the water to the powder while mixing to form a moist crumbly mix (as per the consistency shown below). Do not make into a paste.

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    To feed with soaked seed or vegetables:

    Mix 10g (1 level tablespoon) of Parrot Soft Food with 20g (2 heaped tablespoons) of soaked/sprouted seed, chopped fresh fruit & veg or frozen vegetables.

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    Prepare food fresh each day. We do not advise storing food in the fridge overnight as it can become contaminated with micro-organisms. 

    Feeding Guide (prepared as a moist crumble)

     Breeding Status Small Parrots
    (1 teaspoon = 5g approx.)

    Large Parrots & Cockatoos
    (1 tablespoon = 12g approx.)

    Non-breeding Birds  5-10g per bird per week.  10-15g per bird per week
    1 month prior to breeding 5-10g per bird per day. 10-15g per bird per day
    Laying eggs until fledging young Feed ad lib daily. Feed ad lib daily.
    Fledging young until first moult 5-10g per bird per day. 10-15g per bird per day
    Post moult 5-10g per bird per week. 10-15g per bird per week



    Parrot Soft Food is ideal to be used as a weaning food for hand-reared parrots when transitioning from Passwell Hand Rearing Food to a solid diet. Older birds will also readily transition from Parrot Soft Food to Passwell Crumbles or Pellets by mixing the two products together, and then gradually increasing the proportion of Crumbles or Pellets.

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