Safe Fruits & Vegetables for African Grey’s

Most African grey parrots and other kind of birds naturally eat plants as part of their diet. They will chew on and possibly consume plants in the course of play and curiosity. These Species are left unsupervised out of their cages may easily encounter plants kept around the house and in the garden.

TiktokParrot African Grey Parrot Mitthu

Therefore, owners should be aware of which plants/ fruits are safe for their birds. Few actual studies are available concerning plant toxicity and birds. Some plants will just make a bird sick while others can kill them.

TiktokParrot African Grey Parrot Mitthu

The following list of indoor and outdoor plants/ fruits have been reported as having no adverse effects on animals. Remember that any plant eaten in excess may be harmful or, at minimum, cause gastrointestinal upset. If you are concerned about the safety of specific plants not listed here, then consult your local animal Poison Control Center or your veterinarian for more information.

Safe Vegetables (Please make sure vegetables are well washed)

Carrot
Broccoli
Lettuce
Green Beans
Artichoke
Cucumber
Beans, cooked only
Bell Peppers
Peas
Brussels sprouts
Cauliflower
Yams
Chinese Cabbage
Corn (milky & soft)
Squash
Eggplant (fruit only)
Endive
Fennel
Celery stalks
Hot Peppers
Kale
Radicchio
Parsley
Turnips
Watercress
Potato (cooked)
Pumpkin (and seeds)
Radish Red Beet (fresh)
Zucchini
Romain Lettuce
Spinach
Sprouts
Sweet Potato

Make sure you wash all vegetable thoroughly. If they contain seeds, remove them before giving it to your grey bird. If any vegetable needs pealing, better peal it and then offer it to your bird.

Safe Fruit (Please make sure vegetables are well washed)

Banana
Apple
Papaya
Apricot
Strawberry
Blackberry
Blackcurrant
Blood orange
Blueberry
Cantaloupe melon
Cherry
Cranberry
Dried dates
Figs (fresh)
Gooseberries
Grape
Tangerine
Honeydew melon
Kiwifruit
Lychee (Litchi)
Mango
Nectarine
Orange
Yellow Plum
Peach
Melon
Pineapple
Plum
Pomegranate
Quince
Raspberry
Red Currants
Pear
Mandarin
Guava

Make sure that all seeds are removed before letting your grey bird eat the fresh fruits. And make sure you wash all fruits and vegetable thoroughly. Apple seeds contain a very small amount of cyanide, and if consumed in large quantities can majorly harm you or your parrot, I would suggest better to peal the apple before giving it to the bird.

Stay safe and much love !

❤

Leave a Comment