4 month old African Grey

Michael Reynolds

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Please do not call me Sir, I am just a parrot lover and a normal member like yourself but I love passing my experiences on to help others
 

orangesplash

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Dear members, I’ve been told that the parrot still takes one feed through the syringe at night. Would that mean I should be dead scared?
 

orangesplash

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looking ok I am pleased your family are looking forwards to your new arrival
so the parrot is here and we are super excited on what and when to feed her all the time... its strange but we are wanting to feed her all the time..
sometimes guava, then apples, strawberries, peanuts, sunflower seeds.
she's on self feed nowadays. we give her water.

i give her boiled potato, green beans and peas also.

anything else that I am missing?
 

Lauraj

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so the parrot is here and we are super excited on what and when to feed her all the time... its strange but we are wanting to feed her all the time..
sometimes guava, then apples, strawberries, peanuts, sunflower seeds.
she's on self feed nowadays. we give her water.

i give her boiled potato, green beans and peas also.

anything else that I am missing?
Hope that your girl is well! What have you named her?
I feed my parrots on a seeded blend which has no sunflower seeds and no peanuts, just advice ive been given, and also pellets (i understand you may not be able to feed the same as others with shipping etc and what is available to you overseas)
Also i make sure that my birds have more veg than fruit, my grey loves peppers and chunks of carrot, baby corn and broccoli.

Your girl is a lot younger than my boy so what you feed her may vary, we got Bo at 5.5 months old and he was on a full seeded diet.
We gradually introduced fruit and veg to him, the first he ever touched was a strawberry. I did this in small amounts so he didn't get too much too soon.

All birds love different foods, as learnt by my own two! Think it'll be trial and error for a while 😁
 

Michael Reynolds

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Congratulations on getting your new grey, Beans should be cooked first before giving to parrots. there is a section on food and diet that may give you ideas on what to feed your bird, I do not know what foods or feeds are available in Pakistan
 

Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

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How exciting to have your bird now, I like to add fresh whole spice seeds as a treat - cumin, coriander,cloves, star anise etc. You might find that soaked and sprouted lentils (the big grey/green ones) are enjoyed too.
 

Kendra

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Hearing the variety of foods that members grey's eat does surprise me, my Dusky took 3 years to really munch through veg and fruit, but then he was 18 when he came to me. He will not touch a strawberry, non of my 8 birds will. Sun flower seeds are NOT harmful to birds, it was the quantity that people fed their birds on them in the past that was the problem, they have many beneficial things in them @DizzyBlue knows exactly what.

I do give my parrots roasted pea nuts (without salt) I figure that the roasting will destroy any nasties. Dusky loves his walnuts in small paper bags, his supper time treat.

I think every bird is so different and their past affects them present day, but with baby birds people have the choice to encourage them to eat many exciting and interesting things.
 

DizzyBlue

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Congratulations on you're new family member
Have a read of all the above threads now is the time to introduce all the new foods and establish healthy eating habits that will last the lifetime for you baby grey which to full life span is about the new 40 to 50 years!
When introducing new things if you also eat them your grey will try them too so lots of hmmm yummy noises just like with a human baby
The first link is to things to avoid as they are definitely not to be fed

As Kendra said sunflower are not bad like most things they just have to be fed in moderation. Red and orange coloured items are great as they are full of beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A when the body needs it also dark leafy veg are very nutritional and get sprouting things as also very nutritious

 
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