How to Care and Keep Your Senegal Parrot
The Senegal Parrot is one of the most commonly kept, and loved, parrots in the world. In the wild they eat seeds and fruit. However, in captivity a better and more nutritious diet will be very different
Introducing a variety of fruits and vegetables early on is a good way to keep your Senegal Parrot healthy and prevent them from being picky. Most fruits and vegetables are healthy for your parrot.
They generally enjoy apples, pears, bananas, melon, carrots, green beans, peas, squash, corn on the cob, and green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, and collard greens. You can also feed them healthy table scraps like brown rice, tofu, chicken, lean fish, egg whites and so on.
Senegal Parrot Cages
The cage requirements for a Senegal are different. Even though they’re only a diminutive 9 inches long, they require a much larger cage than you’d imagine. Minimum cage requirements are a cage that is 20" long x 20" deep x 28" high.
Of course bigger is always better. This gives them the room to spread
their wings and exercise and it is tall enough that they can follow their
natural instincts and climb on multiple perches.
Take a look around your home and consider where the quietest and most
structured area may be. Try to place your cage against a wall or in a
corner to help your Senegal Parrots feel safe.
You will also need to supply your Senegal several perches of a variety of
diameters and shapes will help keep their feet healthy. Fruit tree
branches will give them something to climb as will chains, ropes, and swings.