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    How to Care for Your African Grey Parrot

    ArticleParrot AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    How to care for your African grey parrot


    Make sure that your African grey parrots cage is placed somewhere where there is a lot of activity. African grey parrots need plenty of social interaction to stay emotionally and mentally healthy. It is a good idea to introduce your African parrot to a wide range of people to prevent it from becoming wary of strangers. See African parrots here

    African grey parrots are very intelligent therefore they need to be in an environment with lots of toys for them to entertain themselves with. This should include toys which they can safely rip apart and toys which they must work to get something such as a treat out of. Your African parrot also needs to be in a cage which is at least 4 feet long, 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep and the cage should have a solid back or be against a wall to make the African parrot feel secure. There should be perches outside of the cage too. See available cages

    If you get your African grey parrot when it is still a baby you need to provide it with obedience training to make sure that it does not become aggressive or destructive. Most African grey parrots for sale are young so it is essential that proper training starts as soon as you buy them.

    Use a high efficiency particle arresting air purifier in the same room as the African parrot to alleviate the dust that they produce when they shake or ruffle their feathers. Removing this dust keeps your African grey parrots air passages clear and cuts down on respiratory infections caused by viruses that attach to the airborne dust particles.

    Your African grey parrot needs a well balanced diet and bear in mind that chocolate, avocado, garlic and onions, rhubarb, caffeine, and alcohol are all toxic for your African grey parrot and they are lactose intolerant so dairy products should be avoided as they cannot digest them.

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