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Poicephalus diet

Postby DanaandPod » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:35 pm

Hi. I was on a fb group for jardines parrots. An owner posted a book, with a front cover pic of a cape parrot. It is in another language, unfortunately. But, the woman said it says that in the wild, poicephalus parrots eat 100% seeds and nuts.
Unfortunately, my rescued jardine and meyers still are hooked on sweets. Therefore they love their fruit. I mix banana with sweet potato. And, mango with carrot. Two combos they both will eat. In thinking this is at least great due to the high vitamin A in both sweet potatoes and carrots.
Because i had read that pois need high intake of vitamin A.
Id very much appreciate books, links etc...that is specific to both captive as well as poicephalus parrots in the wild! Thanks! :senegal:
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Re: Poicephalus diet

Postby Pajarita » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:56 am

Dana, if pois [or any other parrot] ate only seeds and small nuts, they would have a different beak. Pois eat plant material in general which includes seeds and nuts but also fruits, buds, blossoms and leaves and, on occasion, they also eat an insect or two. African birds generally require more protein than South American ones. The links I could give you are the same ones you would find if you just put 'poicephalus natural diet', I don't recommend books on parrots care as I've never found a single one that is accurate.
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