VITAMIN E IN THE PARROT DIET
by Sally BlanchardBasic information:
Vitamin E is a group of powerful antioxidants that involve immune functions and protect the cells from oxidative stress. Adequate levels are needed for the body to function normally. A parrot that doesn't get enough can become ill with infections and develop muscle weakness. Also known as alpha-tocopherol, vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant and is involved in immune function.
It is available in wheat germ oil, fish oils, healthy non-GMO vegetable and nut oils, a South American fruit called Mamey Sapote, sunflower seed, almonds, hazelnuts, fish including salmon and trout, and many leafy greens. Ignore Avocados as a source of Vitamin E in Parrots - they should never be fed to them.
Vitamin E can be diminished in processed foods such as pellets and fresh foods rich in vitamin E needs to be fed in addition to any manufactured diets.