Feeding Your African Grey Parrot
Healthy African Grey Food
What Do Wild African Grey Parrots Eat?
Not much is known about the wild African Grey diet. There are many reports that wild African Grey Parrots relish palm fruit from the African Red Oil Palm and certain plant roots. While you will have a difficult time finding fresh African Palm Fruit or African plant roots in your grocery store, you can rely on a few reputible bird food manufacturers to recreate African Grey food that meets the dietary requirements your pet needs.
Captive African Grey Parrots are not subjected to the adversities of the wild so their metabolism is different from their wild cousins. Even though nothing about a captive lifestyle is the same as a wild African Grey, living without the foraging and enriching opportunites that wild African Grey Parrots experience is stressful in itself.
African Grey Parrot Food Requirements
Calcium deficiency is a fairly common problem for African Grey Parrots. African Grey food should contain appropriate levels of calcium to prevent deficiencies. Comon vegetables and fruits that contain calcium are listed below.
- Green Leafy Vegetables such as arugula, broccoli (crowns, stems and leaves), collard greens, kale and spinach. Goldenfeast Gardenflora is an excellent choice if you are short on time or unsure of which vegetables are vitamin packed and safe for African Grey Parrots.
- Calcium Rich Fruits such as apricots, seedless raisins or prunes. Goldenfeast Tropical Fruit Pudding is an excellent choice if you are cruncehd for time or unsure of which fruits are safe bird foods for African Grey Parrots.
- Calcium rich nuts include almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, sesame seeds and walnuts. Find these nuts and other nutritional nuts in Goldenfeast Fruit n Nuts Plus or Goldenfeast Nutmeats & Fruit Bird Food