Your African Grey Parrot Feeding Guide:

african parrot feeding guide

A Guide to Nutrition.

Keep Your African Grey’s Diet As Varied As Possible
Like with all Parrots, your African Grey’s diet should be as varied as possible, we suggest using a complete or pelleted food as a base diet, approximately 60-80{273937b3e310f5c28db82a06554af3a08e5e7d7d55a404a3635b5d2d4aa7fe84} of their daily intake, with the remainder of the diet comprising of vegetables, sprouting seeds, fruits, nuts, seeds plus other treats

There are many great African Grey food blends available with all birds requiring a quality commercial seed mix without too many sunflower seeds in it. African Greys enjoy many foods that humans do such as boiled corn, peanuts, lean meats, cooked vegetables, yogurt and even small amounts of cheese sparingly provided. All Greys need a calcium source typically provided through cuttlebone, oyster grit or an equivalent and of course fresh clean water.

Complete and Pelleted Food

Kaytee Exact Rainbow Parrot is recognized by avian vets as being one of the best complete Parrot foods. This 100{273937b3e310f5c28db82a06554af3a08e5e7d7d55a404a3635b5d2d4aa7fe84} consumable diet contains Omega-3 and other high-quality ingredients that provide better feathering, brighter coloring and maintain your Parrot’s overall good health.

Pretty Bird

Pretty Bird African Grey Special has been designed especially for African species. It has the benefit of added calcium to keep your Grey fit and well.


Lafeber NutriBerries – created by Lafeber and contain 40 essential nutrients your bird needs. Available in 5 flavours – Original – Tropical – Sunny Orchard – El Paso – Garden Veggie.

Sprouting Seed / Soaking Seed

High in nutritional content, proteins, vitamins, minerals and enzymes and low in fat.
Prepare a delicious meal for your Parrot with sprouting seed. Simply soak for a couple of days, rinse and serve.


Fresh vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale and spinach are readily enjoyed by most African Greys. Fresh vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale and spinach are readily enjoyed by most African Greys. Remember to remove any uneaten veggies after a couple of hours.
Looking for a more convenient way to introduce veggies to your Parrot – take a look at our vegetable crunch mix.


Fruits have many of the vitamins Parrots need every day too. You can offer fresh fruit, either cut up and placed in a food bowl, or fastening them to a fruit skewer.
Remember to remove any uneaten fruit after a couple of hours.
Alternatively, for convenience and less mess you can offer dried fruits which hold nearly the same nutritional content as fresh. Popular fruits include:
Banana chips, Figs, Papaya, Pineapple, Coconut, Apple, Pumpkin, Mango, ETC


Parrot Premium Professional Seed is one of the most nutritious seed diets around. This tasty mix has been developed to our exact standards and contains rowan berries, elderberries, melon seed and more. It even has added extruded pellets in case your Parrot is missing any nutrition elsewhere in their diet.Sprouting Seed is adored too.


Parrots loves nuts, they are great for adding to their daily diet and hiding in foraging toys as a reward. Popular nuts include:Walnuts,Palm nuts,Macadamia nuts

Other Treats

Other tasty treats your African Grey Parrot can enjoy tucking into include Vitapol Treat Sticks.

Please Note:

We would always advise buying the smallest bag/pack possible to trial your Parrot with. It can take some time and persistence to introduce a new food. It may be worth having a second bowl of water next to you Grey’s food bowl, as many enjoy dunking their food before eating it. Always have fresh water available.

Some Key Points.

Provide a variety of foods
Include fresh fruits and vegetables
Supplement with pellets or seeds as needed
Avoid unhealthy snacks such as chocolate, chips, etc. – Monitor your African grey parrot’s health regularly.

Feeding your African Grey Parrot is a very important part of its overall health and well-being. A good diet plan should include a variety of foods that meet the bird’s nutritional requirements, such as pellets or seeds diets supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s also essential to provide clean water for drinking at all times. With proper nutrition, you can ensure your parrot will remain healthy throughout their life.

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