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Caring for a Parrot

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If well cared for your parrot can be a very long term pet and companion. This is a page about caring for a parrot.


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June 11, 2011

In spite of the rumor that you "should" feed your parrot grit, do not do so. They do not need this, and grit can cause crop impaction, so he'll be unable to digest his food properly. Excess grit in the gut can lead to death.

Never feed peanuts to your pet bird. Peanuts contain aflatoxins that are harmful to birds, and fungus can grow inside the shell, that can make your bird ill if he is exposed to it. This includes peanut butter. (The Umbrella Cockatoo in the photo is eating an almond.)

Here's a list of other things not to feed birds:

Source: Parrots For Dummies and other sources.

By one.of.a.kind from AL

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June 6, 20050 found this helpful

Here are my tips for raising large parrots.

Enjoy and happy 'parrot'ing.

By Dyanna

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July 19, 2010

I noticed that Perry, my budgie or parakeet, is very unsociable and likes to be left alone, so I have to find ways to interact with him that don't make him startle.

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September 8, 20130 found this helpful

I have a white parrot and would like to know from experienced people what is the best food to feed them, something they will like. Sorry I am new to this.


By Majid from Dubai


March 27, 20140 found this helpful

Harrissons pellets and TOPs pellets are the best and most nutricous.
they can be gotten at

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