Feeding Your Baby African Grey



You’ve found your baby and you’ve brought it home. Now what do you do? Well your baby parrot should have already been weaned so feeding your bird should be easy. There is nothing to worry about. Relax and let common sense take over, with a little bit of help of course.

Baby african grey parrots will eat what you give them and eat until the food is finished so the first thing to watch out for is, don’t overfeed them!

As long as your parrot has been weaned it should be able to eat fruit and vegetables. But it is a good idea to keep your parrot on some sort of porridge. As long as your african grey likes to eat porridge you will have a way of administering medicine. You can also very easily add vitamins and minerals to porridge and successfully feed that to your bird.

Establish a routine for feeding your bird. Ideally stick to the forage times your parrot would observe in the wild. From around 6.00am to 9.00am in the morning and and between 4.00 and 6.00 in the evening. Even weaned birds find porridge to be a good start to the day.

Feed your parrot fruit and vegetables but mix them up a bit. After all you don’t like eating the same food day in and day out and neither does your bird. Make “special days” when you give your bird treats such as seed and sprouts.

Be careful not to feed them seed all the time as, contrary to popular opinion, this is not good for them. A constant diet of seed can cause a lung condition that is generally fatal.

African Grey Parrots love apples, oranges and granadillas. When slicing these do it in such a way your grey can hold it while eating.

All birds, especially babies need to go to bed with a full crop. So give your baby african grey a little cereal just before bedtime and make sure there is clean water in the cage. Put your parrot to bed and cover with a dark material to ensure a good nights sleep.