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African Grey Parrot Care Facts


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African grey parrots in fact all parrots are really fun creatures and can make really good pets. You will be surprised at the variety of parrots available at pet stores. Just to name a few you might find a Cockatiel, Cockatoo, Kakapo, Kea, Lory, Lovebird, Macaw, Parakeet and of course a Parrot. Keeping a parrot is an ideal option if you don't have much space to spare in your house for large pets. Parrots are sensitive and intelligent birds and if you want to keep a parrot as a pet, you should try to know about all parrots care facts.

Stop! Do not feed your parrot chocolate, avocado and rhubarb.

You will find many helpful parrot resources to help you understand the best parrot care facts. You will find that many experts agree that an unbalanced diet can be a common problem and a source of illness in your new pet parrot.

You should begin your parrots diet with a foundation of formulated pellets and then supplement your pets diet with a of other foods including a small selection of seeds, dark yellow and leafy green vegetables and a variety of more tropical type fruits parrots might be exposed to in their native habitats. Keep in mind that most birds are lactose intolerant and as a result limit any milk type products to small amounts of cheese and yogurt.

As you become acquainted with your pet parrot you will be able to detect if they are suffering from any injury or may even be ill. Take special care of your parrots cage or aviary making an extra effort to keeping the aviary safe and clean. Remember too, even your own house should be safe and bird proof.

Just like you keep a record of your own Doctor or Physician's contact information, remember to add your local Veterinarian to the list as well. Routine check ups with your Vet can help your parrot to be safe and sound from any threatening illnesses and diseases.


If you have any doubt of any kind about the health of your parrot immediately contact the nearest avian veterinarian.

Simply by applying these simple parrot care facts will keep your bird healthy and strong. Be sure to provide fresh and pure water regularly, keep your parrots food tray clean and always provide a cuttlefish bone as a dietary supplement of calcium for your parrot.

Well there you have the basic facts for caring for your pet parrot. If you are in any doubt about what is best for your new friend do not hesitate to consult with your bird's veterinarian.