Bigger birds can eat rice comfortably while some small ones may have difficulty swallowing the rice grain. Birds such as seagull, duck, and pigeon can also eat raw and cooked rice. You can feed rice to your bird pets or the ones in your garden without worry. You only have to decide whether you want to boil it before giving it to them, or you want to serve it raw to them.
Cooked rice is easier to eat, swallow, and digest than raw rice because raw rice takes time to absorb water. Hence, an increase in time of digestion in the digestive tract of the birds. Rice is a staple food that is very rich in energy, fiber, and contains some protein.