I know see adverts for clay and it would cost me some American dollars to get it here
This is all very intresting, I'm just socking it all up. I am vegiterian but my other family members are not. I read chicken is OK from time to time but not sure. I heard the marrow in the bones is what they like?
HI I JUST READ YOUR POST AND IT WAS A GREAT HELP AS I AM GETTING AN AFRICAN GREY IN APRIL SO I AM A COMPLETE NOVICE AND NEED ALL THE ADVICE I CAN GET! WHAT IS THE BEST FOOD APART FROM FRESH VEG TO GIVE TO IT? ALSO CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY GOOD USED USED CAGES I CAN BUY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP ANYONE CAN GIVE ME AS I NEED ALOT OF GUIDANCE.NEVER FEED ANY FOODS CONTAINING SALT OR SWEETNERS (Xylitol). - Salt toxicity in parrots can be fatal. For this reason do NOT feed table foods unless you cook without it.
NEVER EVER FEED AVOCADO OR CHOCOLATE OR LEEKS OR MUSHROOMS OR ONIONS - These are poisonous to ALL PARROTS
DO NOT FEED ANY RED MEAT PRODUCTS- Its high in protein and fat and they would never eat it in the wild. It could be harmful
Although Parrots can eat eggs, it should ONLY ever be fed in small amounts and ONLY once every 2 weeks. Please MAKE SURE its cooked properly, eggs can be a source of Salmonella.
NEVER OFFER- Milk / Black coffee or Tea. These are very detrimental to parrots. No caffeine.
High Fat Foods - like cIThips, butter , high fat cheese are very harmful too. Parrots can suffer from high-cholesterol, heart attacks, clogged up arteries and enlarged liver.
DON’T FORGET that DIET is one of the most vital elements of your parrots well being. Everything starting from healthy skin to mental state and ease of training/taming and even ability to talk largely depends on the diet. SO DO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOUR FEEDING YOUR PARROT.
I'm not sure what it's like where you are, but I purchased two very nice wrought iron cages off of ebay a couple of years ago for $99 U.S. each. Search for large parrot cage, though it may take a while to search through all the options you get. Just be careful of the shipping charges. Also, some Chinese merchants there are offering large cages for very cheap, perhaps to get sales starting again after they had trouble with their epidemic problem. Any disease worries can be dispatched by just washing down the cage with bleach or ammonia.HI I JUST READ YOUR POST AND IT WAS A GREAT HELP AS I AM GETTING AN AFRICAN GREY IN APRIL SO I AM A COMPLETE NOVICE AND NEED ALL THE ADVICE I CAN GET! WHAT IS THE BEST FOOD APART FROM FRESH VEG TO GIVE TO IT? ALSO CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY GOOD USED USED CAGES I CAN BUY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP ANYONE CAN GIVE ME AS I NEED ALOT OF GUIDANCE.
Any idea what gov't statute defines what is a 'suitable diet'? I'm curious as to what they decided upon for specific species, and how they came about deciding on only those foods. I didn't know that there were any comprehensive studies done, well, anywhere, to figure out what each species is allowed to eat. I understand that it would be a poor idea to feed animals spoiled or contaminated food, but otherwise edible things that pretty much every other animal can eat safely? Over here in the U.S., the only study done was on poultry, to determine the minimal requirements to keep them healthy enough to grow so they can slaughter them for food. That, unfortunately, is the American priority for not only chickens, but cattle and pigs that will be used as food.