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Question:

January 19, 2021

Feeding baby food to parrots


Can we feed an African Grey 1st or 2nd stage Gerber vegetable baby food as in sweet potato, butternut squash


Answer:

Hi Rebecca,

Baby food won’t hurt your bird, but there are better things to feed him. Breeders will use baby food in their formulas, and sometimes as part of the weaning diet. But with an adult bird, fresh  or frozen fresh veggies are better to offer. Some birds eat raw veggies, some prefer cooked. Veggies should be minimally prepared in order to retain their nutrients, with no added salt or sugar.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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