Feather Plucking & favorite food

I enjoy eating everything from fruits to nuts, even I love the lay’s chips but my keeper won’t give me as he gave me once and I love it 🙁

So, let’s stick to the topic yeah! Many people when they watch my videos think I have a kind of condition or stress and therefore my feathers are not good as they need to be.

However, that is not the situation with me, I am a fully healthy, happy, and naughty bird. Excessive feather picking is a common ailment in African grey parrots. The birds often do it in response to feeling stressed, depressed, and unstimulated.

If you want your African grey to stop picking its feathers, treat health and behavioral issues and watch for warning signs.

But sometimes, it can be seasonal, it can be weather change or changing to new feathers. That is what has happened to me at the moment and now my feathers are becoming much better, I have become fluffily from the front area 🙂

As this topic is not about health issues, so I will post another article where I would discuss that.

In the wild, parrots like me African greys eat fruits, leaves, insects, bark, and flowers. The best food for an African grey in captivity is a high-quality, formulated pellet supplemented with fruits such as pomegranate, organic mango, and melon. Also, provide fresh vegetables, including leafy greens like arugula, watercress, kale, sprouts, and healthy seeds such as hemp and flaxseed. You can premake chop, a salad for birds, that will help keep your African grey parrot healthy and thriving.

I enjoy a variety of treats and snacks, such as nuts and healthy table foods like steamed green beans, breakfast toast, and salad, oh I missed the Boiled Eggs Yolks, just LOVE that. If I start ranking my top favorite foods then Boiled Egg Yolk is at the TOP of the list followed by Maize, also known as corn and Cashew. Below is my top ten favorite treats and snacks list.

  1. Boiled Eggs Yolks
  2. Maize, also known as corn
  3. Cashew
  4. Pistachio
  5. Almonds
  6. Sunflower Seeds
  7. Apple
  8. Strawberry
  9. Banana
  10. Papaya

A small tip, if you also have grey, offer your bird a half cup of pellet-based parrot mix and a 1/4 cup of fruits and vegetables daily and adjust the quantity according to their appetite. Remove and discard all uneaten fresh food by the end of each day.

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