Choosing The Right Cage For Your African Grey Parrot

It is essential that you get an appropriate cage for your African Grey parrot.

There are several types of parrot cages available. Some are lavishly adorned, while others are not – this is a question of personal preference. Parrot cages are also available in a number of forms, ranging from rectangular to square to spherical. However, it is critical that you do not pick a spherical cage for your African Grey parrot since this has been linked to psychological and orientation issues in African Grey parrots. Another factor to consider when purchasing a cage for your African Grey parrot is the distance between the bars. They should not be so broad that the African Grey parrot may get his head jammed between the bars. When it comes to the size of the cage you opt to buy, the bigger the better.

Another design choice is whether the cage opens at the top or not. One advantage of this is that if the cage opens at the top, your grey parrot will be able to climb onto a high perch, which will give the bird confidence. It will also have access to the room if it wants to fly about.

Many cages are offered with exceptionally tough dowelling rod perches. If you have a juvenile African Grey Parrot, it is generally a good idea to replace these perches with softer wood perches that are not as slick. This will help your African Grey Parrot learn to climb and gain confidence quicker. It is also worth noting that if you have a newborn African Grey Parrot, you should lower the perches and let the parrot to explore before moving the perches up the cage.

Obviously, your African Grey Parrot must have constant access to food and water. Check that the cage’s design allows for simple access to food. Installing extra feeding pots for your parrot may be a wonderful option since it will encourage the birds to explore nature at a younger age.

On a somewhat separate point, you should put another stand in another part of the home for your African Grey Parrot. This will allow your African Grey Parrot to explore the home, get acquainted with its surroundings, and provide your Grey Parrot additional options for where to live.

African Grey Parrot Diet/food

To be a healthy bird, it is important that your African Grey parrot consumes a nutritious diet. The consequences of not providing your African Grey Parrot with an appropriate diet or food may be very unpleasant and disturbing. Some of the following health problems in African Grey Parrots are connected to a lack of proper nutrition: Poor Health, Hyperactivity, Persistent Screeching, Bad Temper, Non replacement of feathers after the moult, Biting, Continuous Moult Feather Plucking, General Bad Behaviour (Eds note: Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot is a superb book on training your parrot to be well behaved), Lethargy, Self Mutilation. Seeing a sick or stressed-out grey parrot (or any animal) is obviously upsetting.

The key to providing a nutritious food for your African Grey Parrot. Pelletized foods should be the base of the diet, but they should be supplemented with a range of fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, and proteins to keep your African Grey Parrot healthy and happy. Of course, a little quantity of seed mix may be offered to your African Grey Parrot, but it should be noted that although seeds have some nutritional value and a place in your African Grey Parrot’s diet, they are mostly fatty and unbalanced, and should not be fed in excessive quantities. It may be difficult to convince African Grey Parrots to eat new meals, therefore you should start introducing new foods to your Parrot at a young age. It should also be mentioned that African Grey Parrots are susceptible to calcium shortage, therefore get your parrot’s calcium levels tested by a doctor once a year. You should not use calcium supplements unless your veterinarian has advised you to. Having said that, it may be beneficial to provide calcium-rich foods to your African Grey Parrot, such as spinach, kale, and other leafy green vegetables. While ensuring that your parrot receives around 75% pellets and other grain/proteins and 25% veggies, it is critical that you provide the parrot with the vitamins that it need. For additional information on brands and amounts, contact your local pet store or food vendor.

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