You shouldn't avoid feeding your Eclectus nuts because they're considered nothing more than fatty treats. Nuts do contribute to good parrot health if given in moderation. Nuts are a source of selenium, zinc, vitamin E, magnesium, protein, copper, potassium, phytochemicals, phosphorous, riboflavin, biotin, niacin, zinc. Feeding nuts to Eclectus parrots weekly or fortnightly is OK. The Eclectus don't need as many as most other medium to large parrots but they do have benefits to them. 

Peanuts can harbour mycotoxins and aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that can cause cancers, liver damage, and the potentially fatal respiratory disease Aspergillosis. They are a regularly used filler for bird foods because they’re cheap. Peanuts are also not a nut. They are from the legume or bean family and grow in the ground. The peanut can be fed to your Eclectus but it should be minimal and only human grade.

**highly recommended

Brazil nuts
**Pine nuts
**Palm nuts

Sesame Seed
Flax Seed
Raw pumpkin Seeds 
Raw Sunflower seeds (sparingly)
Barley pearled 
Whole oat groats 
Buckwheat groats
Wheat Berries
Poppy Seeds
Wild Rice
Chia Seed
Star Anise
Safflower Seeds
Coconut shreds 
Various Nuts
Sesame seeds
Dried chillies

Seeds and Grains

Seed and Nut Vitamin and Mineral Content

Other Nuts

Milk thistle seeds

Shelled sunflower seed

Wheat berries

Whole oats

Barley, Spelt

Quinoa (is actually a cereal however some people refer it to a seed)

Dried pumpkin seeds

squash seeds

Paw Paw seeds

Sesame seeds


Rape seed


Dried Rockmelon Seed



Flax seeds





Poppy seed

Sesame seed


Hemp seed

Cockatiel mix

Canary mix

Budgie mix

Millet sprays

Chia seed

Recommended Eclectus Mix

Iron = cashews, pine nuts

Zinc = cashews, pecans, pine nuts, sunflower kernels

Manganese = Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia, peanuts, pecan, pine nuts, pistachio, sunflower kernels, walnuts

Phosphorus = Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pine nuts, pistachios, sunflower kernels, walnuts

Selenium = Brazil, peanuts, sunflower kernels

Magnesium = Almonds, brazil, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, sunflower kernels

Copper =  Almonds, brazil, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio, sunflower kernels

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) = Brazil nuts, pistachio, macadamias

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) = sunflower kernels

Foliate = sunflower kernels, peanuts

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) = Almonds

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) = Pistachio, sunflower kernels

Niacin (Vitamin B3) = peanuts, sunflower kernels

Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol) = Almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pine nuts, sunflower kernels

For more about Eclectus Dieting you can visit our Facebook group

For more seeds and mixes for Eclectus you can visit here