Can I give raw almonds to my African grey parrot? Is it safe, or a risk to his health?

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Firstly I need to address the “peanuts are bad for parrots” urban legend.

Reference one of the original answers to this question on Quora

If you leave a pizza on the kitchen counter for two days it will get fungus.

 

Cheese in the best of circumstances will grow fungus in the refrigerator after about a week.

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I’m searching for some good African grey parrot bonding tools

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I’m a new Grey owner… Scarlet came to us on Nov. 24th after spending her first 12 years with one owner, and his wife. She was very bonded to him.

 

I’m searching for some good bonding tools, and would like your advice on some things that I should probably have for her cage and for when she is out, both to play with on her own and interactively with me to aid in our bonding.

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One Of My African Greys Has Been Losing Feathers And It Is Getting Worse

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My husband and I have two 14-year-old African grey parrots.

 

We bought them from a pet store that sold only parrots when they were chicks.

 

They seem very healthy – have good appetites, play, scream, etc.

 

However, one of the birds has been losing her feathers and it is getting worse.

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Can I always keep an African Gray parrot in a cage that is placed in the living room?

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I’m going to interpret this as a cage placement question.

The answer is not straightforward.

Parrots like privacy.

We talk alot about the birdcage canopy effect of lining the top third of your bird’s cage with so many toys that you can not see the bird.

This gives them a sense of security in that they are not easily seen all the time.

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Would CBD Oil Help A One Eyed African Grey?

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Name: Inna M

Hello.

We have a 7 year old African grey.

Unfortunately we made a mistake and did not train him properly.

We are having problems with his behavior.

He attacks.

He bites.

He is angry.

He only obeys one person in the house.

Is it too late to train him? Who can we turn to?

Thank you.

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The 5 Most Important Reasons Pet Birds Need Bird Toys

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Why do birds need bird toys?

So they can have fun right?

Well that’s one reason.

But the need for a bird toy goes far beyond entertainment.

Reason 1
Learning

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How And Some Of The Why’s African Greys Molt Differently Than Other Parrots

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Your African grey may have upwards of 8000 feathers. Feathers keep a bird warm, dry and enable flight.

 

For a molt to occur, the old feather must be removed. Before molting begins blood vessels that support the feathers dry up so the attached feather becomes loosened by the surrounding tissue.

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Information on Timneh and Congo African Grey Parrots

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We consider African Grey Parrots medium large parrot species from central & west Africa.

 

In the wild they live on palm nuts, seeds, fruits, leafy matter, and have even been observed eating snails.

 

They can be good talkers, we recommend not putting your bird in the same room with a telephone or you may be answering your bird for years.

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