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African-Asian Parakeet (Psittacula spp.)

Experience Level: Intermediate

African Asian Parakeet in habitat

Nutrition and Maintenance

Nutrition and Maintenance
• Maintenance diet should consist of fortified pellet blend.
• Fresh fruits and vegetables should be removed after four hours to prevent spoilage.
• Clean and refill food and water bowls once a day.
• Cuttlebone/mineral block should be available in the cage at all times.
• African and Asian Parakeets only eat off the top layer of the food dish, so if feeding pellet-seed
mixes, be sure to check the food daily and remove empty seed hulls.

Safety and Cleanliness
Use caution when handling pets and remember that all pets may bite or scratch especially when
stressed. Supervise children around pets.

Keep your pet’s home clean and wash your hands before and after handling your pet or cleaning its home. 

Dietary Options

Examples Feeding Frequency
Prepared Diets* Pelleted or pellet-seed diet Food should be refreshed daily and the bowl should always be approximately 3/4 full.
Vegetables Dark, leafy greens, (kale, collard, mustard, dandelion, escarole) and vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, squash and shredded carrots)

Every other day; should constitute 20% of diet. 

Offer only enough to be consumed in four hours. 

Fruits Papaya, banana, melon

Once weekly; should only constitute 5% of diet. 

Offer only enough to be consumed in four hours. 

Treats Honey sticks, millet spray Once weekly. African and Asian Parakeets prefer to eat these high-calorie snacks and may gorget themselves. 
*Pelleted diets may have grains, fruit and vegetable additives for variety and probiotics to support digestive health.