When it comes to providing the best nutrition for our beloved parrots, every detail matters. One such detail is the type of peanuts we offer them. Many parrot owners are unaware of the potential health risks associated with feeding peanuts with their skins on. At Nature's Nest, we prioritize the well-being of your feathered companions, and that's why we insist on using blanched peanuts in our pellet mixes, like Avian Complete, and as an essential ingredient in our Avian Deluxe mix.

But what exactly are blanched peanuts?

Blanched peanuts are a special variety that undergoes a unique heat processing method to remove their outer skins, resulting in a cleaner, safer, and more nutritious option for your parrots. In this blog, we'll explore why blanched peanuts are the safer and healthier choice for your parrots.

The Risks of Peanuts with Skin:

Peanuts with their skins on are susceptible to various issues that can negatively impact the health of parrots. Here are some of the primary concerns:

  • Fungal Contamination: Peanuts with skins can harbor fungi and molds. These contaminants can be harmful to parrots when ingested, potentially leading to respiratory problems and other health issues.
  • Allergens: The skin of peanuts may contain allergens that can trigger allergic reactions in some parrots, causing discomfort and health complications.
  • Bacterial Growth: The skin of peanuts can also be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. These bacteria can lead to digestive problems when consumed by parrots.

Why Blanched Peanuts Are a Better Choice:

Blanched peanuts have their skins removed during processing, making them a cleaner and safer option for parrots. Here are the benefits of using blanched peanuts in your parrot's diet:
  • Reduced Risk of Fungal Contamination: Without their skins, blanched peanuts are less likely to be contaminated by fungi and molds, reducing the risk of respiratory issues in parrots.
  • Lower Allergenic Potential: The heat process significantly decreases the likelihood of allergic reactions in sensitive parrots, promoting their overall well-being.
  • Improved Digestibility: Blanched peanuts are easier for parrots to digest, as they lack the outer layer that can be tough on their digestive systems.

Why Peanuts Are Used and Their Nutritional Value:

Peanuts are a popular choice in parrot diets for several reasons. These tiny legumes are not only delectable and enjoyed by most parrots but also packed with essential nutrients. They are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and a wide range of vitamins and minerals that contribute to the overall well-being of your feathered friends. Peanuts offer a significant protein boost, which is crucial for maintaining your parrot's muscle health and energy levels. They are also rich in unsaturated fats, providing a valuable source of energy for these active birds. Additionally, peanuts are a source of vitamins like B3, B6, and E, as well as minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. By including blanched peanuts in our pellet mixes, like Avian Complete, and adding them extra for the Avian Deluxe, we ensure that your parrots not only enjoy a delicious treat but also receive the nutritional benefits that peanuts have to offer.

Nature's Nest Commitment:

At Nature's Nest, we take your parrot's health seriously. That's why we use only blanched peanuts in our premium pellet mixes, including Avian Complete, and we go the extra mile by including them in our Avian Deluxe mix. Our commitment to providing the best nutrition for your feathered friends ensures that they enjoy a safe and healthy diet.


Choosing the right ingredients for your parrot's diet is crucial for their long-term health and well-being. By opting for blanched peanuts over those with skins, you're taking a significant step toward ensuring your feathered companion's safety. Nature's Nest is here to support you in this journey, offering high-quality, safe, and nutritious blends that your parrot will love. Remember, we mix peanuts in for our pellets, including Avian Complete, and add them extra for the Avian Deluxe. When it comes to your parrot's diet, you can trust Nature's Nest to provide the best. Your parrot deserves nothing less!