The Vitamin A List

 

 

Vitamin A is essential to the overall health of your bird. A vitamin A deficiency (Hypovitaminosis A) can cause serious problems in the digestive tract and respiratory system. Because all seed diets contain very little or no vitamin A, please provide your bird with a variety of healthy foods.

Below is a list of foods that can help provide vitamin A.

The first item in column 1, provides the greatest amount of vitamin A, diminishing down to the last item in column 2, which provides the least.
 

  • Carrots
  • Carrot juice
  • Pumpkin, canned
  • Sweet potatoes, baked
  • Sweet potatoes, boiled
  • Sweet potatoes, canned
  • Dandelion greens
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Squash, butternut
  • Squash, baked
  • Beet greens
  • Peppers, sweet red
  • Mustard greens
  • Parsley
  • Onion sprig (greens)
  • Watercress
  • Dock (sorrel greens)
  • Chrysanthemum garland
  • Squash, Hubbard boiled
  • Mango
  • Collard greens
  • Cantaloupe
  • Amaranth leaves
  • Lettuce, romaine
  • Passion fruit
  • Persimmon
  • Escarole
  • Papaya
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce, loose-leaf
  • Tomato
  • Pumpkin, cooked fresh
  • Savoy
  • Lettuce, butter head
  • Green peas
  • Asparagus
  • Peppers, hot green chile
  • Nectarines
  • Passion fruit, purple
  • Green snap beans
  • Peaches
  • Peppers, sweet green
  • Squash, acorn baked
  • Watermelon
  • Squash, zucchini
  • Squash, crookneck
  • Lettuce, iceberg
  • Plum
  • Bok Choy
  • Corn, yellow only
  • Grapefruit, pink
  • Squash, acorn boiled
  • Cherries, fresh
  • Green peas w/ pods
  • Orange juice, fresh
  • Blackberry
  • Kiwi
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Raspberry
  • Cabbage
  • Squash, spaghetti
  • Blueberry
  • Leeks
  • Loganberries
  • Grapes
  • Banana w/ peel
  • Apple w/ peel
  • Honeydew melon
  • Strawberries
  • Pear, Bartlett
  • Grapefruit, white

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