List of Healthy Fruit & Vegetables for African Grey Parrot

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List of Healthy Fruit & Vegetables for African Grey Parrot
African grey parrots can live up to 70 years. (grey parrot image by Ramona smiers from

The African grey parrot is found in the rainforests of Central Africa. This type of parrot is one of the most intelligent birds. The African grey parrot feeds on nuts, seeds, and fresh fruit and vegetables in it's normal habitat. So, when you have one as a pet, you need to create a similar diet for the parrot.


African grey parrots enjoy many types of wild fruits. The best types of fruit are fresh, richly coloured and not mushy. These types of fruit provide the parrot with the vitamins and minerals they need. Examples include tomatoes, oranges, apples, peaches, cantaloupe, mangoes, apricots, lemons, limes, plums and papaya.


Healthy vegetables are important for an African grey parrot's diet. Fresh vegetables offer great nutrition to the parrot. The best vegetables should be bright in colour. Examples of these types of vegetables include peppers, eggplant, collared greens, turnip greens, beets, alfalfa, potatoes and carrots. Organic vegetables are best, because they are most similar to those found in the wild.


Other foods that is good for Africa grey parrots are eggs, seeds and beans. An egg can provide the parrot with the needed calcium in it's diet. Seeds and beans are important as well because they provide the parrot with iodine, iron, zinc and vitamin K.

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