A PARROT'S SENSE OF TASTE
A parrot's taste buds are primarily located on the roofs of their mouths. They have approximately 300 taste buds, compared to 10,000 in a human mouth. Because of their relatively poor sense of taste, parrots eat primarily by sight as well as texture.
In addition, parrots lack nerve receptors in their mouth. That is why they are not affected by the heat of hot peppers. Our Bird Paradise Ultimate Blends, which includes dried red chili peppers is relished by parrots. The peppers are a good source of Vitamin C.