This bird food category serves well-known species like cockatoos and African grey parrots but lesser-known species as well like: Blue-headed Racquet-tail – Edwards’ Fig Parrot – Greater Vasa Parrot – Jardine’s Parrot – Lesser Vasa Parrot – Papuan King Parrot – Papuan Hanging Parrot – Pesquet’s Parrot – Philippine Hanging Parrot – Princess Parrot – Regent Parrot – Rock Parrot – Sulawesi Hanging Parrot – Thick-billed Parrot – Tucuman Parrot – White-bellied Parrot – Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot – Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail

The bigger question? Are we seeing the true personality of the bird? Is a captive macaw different than a wild macaw? Is a captive African grey different than a wild African grey? Bird food for African grey and hookbill parrots including many of the intermediate size cockatoos and macaw parrots. Generally, hookbill parrots along with African grey parrots enjoy holding food in their zygodactyl feet to manipulate it while eating. Hoo

African grey parrots and hookbill parrots are medium-size weigh-ins from 300 to 450 g. They require a higher level of protein in smaller birds. Bird food blends like Hagen Tropimix and Higgins safflower gold are very good for this size of a bird who likes to eat as bird food with its zygodactyl feet. It is important to make sure that the available protein and bird food match the bird species needs. Bird food with a mixture of both seed, fruit nuts and pellets is a very good choice for birds like African grays and many cockatoo species.  

There are many smaller macaw size species that this particular bird food category would be appropriate for It is important that proper nutrition is served in an enrichment and foraging environment so that the bird eats what is best every day. Birds in the wild are scavengers so we must help them find what they think is the correct bird food for their particular species

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