The feeding of the Mandarin diamond

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The Mandarin diamond is a very popular exotic bird due to its sweet appearance and easy care. Even so, not everything is as simple as putting seeds in it, the diet of the Mandarin diamond must be much more complete so that it presents a radiant plumage and a positive attitude.

In this AnimalWised article we are going to review all aspects of Mandarin diamond feeding so that you know exactly what it takes for a long and happy life by your side, ¡keep reading!

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  1. Seeds
  2. Fruit and vegetable
  3. Calcium
  4. Branches
  5. Vitamins


To start talking about the feeding of the Mandarin diamond, it is essential to do a review by the seeds to eat:

  • Birdseed
  • Rape
  • Negrillo
  • Flax
  • White millet
  • Japanese millet
  • Red millet
  • Oatmeal
  • Hempseed
  • Paniset
  • Knob

The seeds must be proportioned to offer the right amount of protein, fiber, fat, etc. You will find an assortment in already prepared foods that you just have to empty into their feeders, yes, look for a quality food for them.

Fruit and vegetable

The fruit and the vegetables is a very important aspect in the diet of the Mandarin diamond, from these natural foods they extract essential vitamins as well as a form of extra hydration.

Not all Mandarin diamonds have the same fruit and vegetable preferences for Mandarin diamonds, although they are generally very accepting of the following:

  • arugula
  • spinach
  • endives
  • endive
  • canons
  • basil
  • cucumber
  • chard
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • Lion teeth
  • soybean sprouts
  • wheat sprouts
  • Orange
  • Apple
  • pear
  • Kiwi
  • tangerines
  • Strawberry

We have not included lettuce because its high water content can cause diarrhea if it is a regular extra. Varies of vegetables and ¡see which one your Mandarin diamond likes best!


Especially during the breeding season we must pay attention to the calcium needs of our Mandarin diamond although calcium should always be within reach.

We can find it in many different formats, of better and worse quality, without a doubt the most recommended is the cuttlefish bone since they love it and it offers them everything they need.


A fun way to enrich the diet of the Mandarin diamond is to place branches in the cage. The best option and the one they like the most is the branch of panizo although in pet shops you will find very varied options.

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Finally, and to finish enriching the diet of the Mandarin diamond, it is essential to talk about vitamins. You can easily find different types of vitamins and in each type of product we find different functions.

Especially if our bird is down, growing or overcoming a disease, the administration of vitamins usually works wonderfully. You must cConsult the professional before administering them.

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