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African GreyDiet & Nutrition

Diet & Nutrition for your African Grey Parrot

African Grey parrots need a varied diet that includes as many fresh foods as possible. Feed your African Grey a variety of chopped leafy green vegetables like broccoli and spinach, which will help supply them with calcium.  They will also enjoy carrots, corn on the cob and chili peppers.  Include fruit such as apples, grapes, bananas and oranges. African Grey's will also need additional protein so add small portions of cooked meat, cooked rice and bean mixture, and boiled eggs to their daily diet.  You can mix a few crushed eggs shells into the rice and beans or boiled eggs for another boost of calcium. Also, include a variety of fresh nuts to your African Greys diet.

Any fresh foods that they do not eat should be discarded after 24 hours. Offer your African Grey two meals each day, being sure to leave plenty for him to nibble on between meals.  

As with all birds, do not feed your African Grey parrot avocados, chocolate, coffee or salt. Chocolate and coffee contain theobromine, an alkaloid that is toxic to birds. Avocado is also toxic to birds. 

Foods with a high salt content are harmful to birds because they can not excrete salt.  

Offer your parrot fresh water several times a day.

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