The majority of pet parrots receive an appallingly poor diet. Sunflower, parakeet mix or a commercially manufactured seed diet and an occasional piece of orange or apple, generally constitute their fare. This is very deficient and can only lead to health problems. The ideal feeding schedule should consist of a balanced seed mix, the composition varying with the species. This should be augmented daily with fresh fruits, vegetables and greens, and any table scraps that are not excessively greasy or spicy. There is nothing that an Amazon or macaw likes more than a chop bone with some meat.