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Healthy food for grey parrots

Hey you! Welcome to Mixerama - the shop for healthy and natural food especially for gray parrots. With us you will find a hand-picked selection of high-quality feed mixtures that are specially tailored to the needs of your feathered friend. Spoil your gray parrot with healthy and nutritious feed mixtures that support its health and vitality. Order today and do something good for your parrot!
Cooked Food | Fruit & Vegetable Rice Menu
Weight: 500 g
  1. balanced ratio between fruit and vegetables
  2. satiating
From €4.50*

Content: 0.5 kg (€9.00* / 1 kg )

Cooked Food | Rice & Fruit
Weight: 500 g
  1. Fruit & rice for large parakeets & parrots
  2. filling
From €4.50*

Content: 0.5 kg (€9.00* / 1 kg )

Cooking Food | Vegetable Pot
Weight: 500 g
  1. Cooked food with vegetables based on wheat & rice
  2. for large parakeets & parrots
  3. satiating
From €4.50*

Content: 0.5 kg (€9.00* / 1 kg )

Flower mixture
Weight: 100 g
  1. With 9 different flowers from natural medicine
  2. Flowers can also be used for tea
From €4.50*

Content: 0.1 kg (€45.00* / 1 kg )

Grey Parrots Energy Plus
Weight: 1 kg
  1. for outdoor husbandry and in case of illness
  2. many peeled seeds and kernels
Weight: 500 g
  1. Improved recipe of the Health Extra
  2. High-quality herbal seeds known from herbal medicine
From €10.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€20.00* / 1 kg )

Large Parrots Base Mix
Weight: 1 kg
  1. Food suitable for all large parrots
  2. Basis for own creations
Large Parrots Fruit & Vegetables
Weight: 1 kg
  1. Premium food with fruits, berries and vegetables
  2. for Macaws, Cockatoos & Grey Parrots
Large Parrots Herb Variety
Weight: 1 kg
  1. many healthy herbs and flowers
  2. suitable for macaws, cockatoos, grey parrots and other large parrots
Large Parrots Nut Delight
Weight: 1 kg
  1. different healthy nut varieties
  2. can be used as a main and supplementary feed
Liver & Kidneys Cure
Weight: 500 g
  1. as a food supplement or tea
  2. suitable for all parakeets and parrots
From €11.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€22.00* / 1 kg )

Sprouted food for parrots
Litres: 210 ml
  1. ready-to-use sprouted food for large parrots
  2. important nutrients, minerals and vitamins

Content: 0.21 Liter (€21.86* / 1 Liter )

Weight: 500 g
  1. as an extra portion of vitamins, for feeding or as a treat
  2. made from 100% natural fruit, berries and vegetables
From €11.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€22.00* / 1 kg )

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Peanuts, shelled
Weight: 100 g
  1. High in protein
  2. Iron
  3. Phosphorus
  4. Potassium
  5. Calcium
  6. Magnesium
  7. Trace elements

Content: 0.1 kg (€16.00* / 1 kg )

Orlux | Clay Bloc mini | 3 x 180 g
  1. Clay block for large parakeets and parrots

Content: 0.54 kg (€9.17* / 1 kg )

The history of the gray parrot

Grey parrots are exclusively native to Central and West Africa.
It is distinguished between two species. One is the Congo Grey Parrot and the other is the Timneh Grey Parrot. The latter is smaller than its close relative. Nevertheless, with a length of 33cm and a weight of 450g, it is one of the largest parrots in Africa. The gray parrot was classified as an endangered species in 2016. The reason for this is international trade and wild capture. Increasing habitat loss is doing the rest. So if you're interested in a gray parrot as a pet, make sure of its origin beforehand. You should only search through reputable breeders to avoid getting animals that were taken from the wild.

The gray parrot as a pet

Each gray parrot has its own character. Consequently, you can not give a recommendation, which animal now suits you as a pet. Especially when it comes to training, it is like with humans. One has more talent, the other less. The acquisition should always be very well considered. A gray parrot reaches an age, with proper nutrition and good husbandry, of 50-60 years. You take over thus a large responsibility. The gray parrot is a very sensitive and highly intelligent species, which reacts to a wrong attitude with behavioral disorders. It requires a great deal of expertise before acquisition. Many common mistakes in keeping can be avoided. Consider also that grays fabricate a lot of dirt. Be it from the pet food or feathers. Also the noise is not to be despised. The neighbor can be pleased. Clarifies that before better. Check please also before whether all family members are perhaps allergic to feather dust. It would be a pity if the new family member would have to leave because of that. Parrots must be allowed to fly. A small rented apartment is not a sufficient space for a gray parrot to fly.

Diet of the gray parrot

African gray parrots eat berries and nuts, as well as fruits, sometimes insects. Like any pet, the gray parrot must be fed daily. Species-appropriate gray parrot food must be of very good quality. It should not be dusty or smell musty. Different components, about 30-40 of them, make a mixture perfect. Peanuts in the shell can contain fungal spores, which can lead to the disease apergillosis. If peanuts are used in our mixtures, they are shelled or broken and of high food quality. A species-appropriate grain mixture should make up about 60% of the daily requirement. The grain mixture should make up about 50-60% of the daily ration, sprouted food is also a good choice here. Germ food contributes to a varied diet and is also very healthy.

Fruits and vegetables in fresh form, as well as nibbles and minerals make up the rest. A good tip is to pass cottage cheese during the moult. Chocolate, chips or the like is absolutely taboo. Whether a parrot remains in good health depends on them and the diet.

Grey parrot health problems

That a gray parrot is sick, one recognizes among other things by the behavior. If he is more restless, nervous or sleepy than normal, then he may have health problems. The posture is also a good indicator of health. Laying or breathing disorders are expressed by bobbing of the tail or sleeping with wide legs. If the plumage or the cloaca is stuck together or if the gray parrot ruffles its plumage, this can also be a sign of a disease. If the eyes are slightly closed, a disease is imminent. If they then also lose their luster, then this is a sure sign of illness. Conclusions about the state of health can also be drawn from the droppings. Color, consistency, odor and quantity are indicators that should be observed. Fungal diseases in the lungs (aspergillosis) have increased in parrots. For this reason one should always reach for high-quality pet food and not look for his food in the hardware store or trade. If it should come nevertheless once to an illness, look for a bird-expert veterinary surgeon up. Afterwards one can feed up among other things with germ food and cook food its parrot prima.

How to train a gray parrot

If you keep your parrot in a cage for a long time, it is high time to change something! It does not matter, even if 10 years have passed in the cage, the gray parrot can get used to and build a close connection with the human.

  • The basic thing is to rebuild trust. This can be achieved by spending more time with the animal. Start to slowly pass fruit and vegetables through the grille and talk to him. If the gray parrot then comes to meet without food, a lot is already done.
  • Now it's time for training outside the cage. Put the pet food next to the cage and go to the other end of the room. If he comes out on his own, that's the next step.
  • Put a stand, a branch, in the room. If your gray settles on it, it is a good sign. The stand will soon become a safe place and the bird will stay there longer. Now it's time for the next step.
  • Accustom the parrot to the hand. Again, this works best with fruit or vegetables. Let him climb on your finger and practice it min. 20 minutes a day. The most important thing is calmness, love for the animal and compassion. If you can then lead your animal by the hand, you are a unit and you will have a happy bird.