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.
Toys are another area of concern. Their intelligence demands a wide variety of toys. They enjoy toys that enable them to climb, chew, and solve problems. When purchasing toys, offer a variety including toys that make noises, are made of various materials, and that are in different colors.
The Senegal Parrot is a kind and gentle bird. They’re very sensitive to changes in their environment. They do not do well with loud sounds, noisy areas or chaotic environments.
The Senegal Parrot is a bright and entertaining little bird. Not only can they learn a variety of phrases, they can learn a number of tricks. Known for their acrobatics, the Senegal Parrot enjoys climbing, playing, and hanging out atop a perch or standing on their cage. They also enjoy flying about your home and their cage.
They can learn to talk and do a number of tricks and overall their behavior is pretty good– though they can be known to be a bit nippy during sexual maturity. If you’re in the market for a bird companion, you’d be wise to consider the Senegal parrot.