cape parrot female

Poicephalus fuscicollis

Dry food

We offer our cape parrots a daily menu of the mixture African parrot complex. During breeding season we extend this mixture with the Aviseed parrot breeder supplement. The amount of seed given never changes during the year, only when there are youngs over 14 days old we offer extra seed.
To complete the dry food we offer the 6mm maintenance pellet, both fruit and nut flavour. During breeding season we change this to the 6mm breeder pellet, also both fruit and nut flavour.

Softfood
Our capes are offered year round the Parrot sprout mixture. We offer this soaked or sprouted. This mixture is then mixed up with various fruits and vegetables. For soaking and sprouting we use Pure H2O to keep the water (used to soak and/or rins) as clean as possible. Outside the breeding season we use the sprout mix with intervals of 2 days between.
To this fruit mix we add Aviseed Primal softfood for parrots in an formulation of 3 parts fruit, 1 part softfood. During the breeding season to shift to 2/2 to increase the protein intake more.
2 times a week we mix in some Avi-vit multi into this fruit/veggie/sprout mix. During breeding season we shift to the Avi-vit E and do this every 2 days. As soon as the female sits down on the eggs we shift back to Avi-vit multi.
Once a week we add some drups of Avi-vit β-caroteen, a pro-vitamine A precursor.

A bit of Avipollen is used once a week in the same fruit mix,and this the year round.
Outside the breeding season we also mix in some Calcishell, we do this 3 times a week. In breeding season every day and continue when there are youngs in the nest.

Water
Fresh drinkingwater is offered daily with Pure H2O added in the water.

Male cape parrot -Poicephalus fuscicollis
Male cape parrot -Poicephalus fuscicollis