The Meyer's parrot is much like the Senegal in personality, but in my opinion is a bit more laid back. The Meyer’s is
popular due to its easy-going personality and is also described as a “go with the flow” type parrot. They are quiet,
affectionate, animated and are absolutely a comical bird. Some will often lie on their backs and play / attack their toys!
Meyer's parrots easily interact with all members of the family, but can become a one-person bird if they are not held and
played with on a regular basis by more than one person. They are not great talkers and are actually considered one of
the quitest parrots. Meyer's parrots have the ability to learn a number of words and can mimic household sounds
however their voice is not real clear and it sounds more like that of a tiny parakeet!.
Meyer's parrots' beaks can become overgrown if they are not provided with plenty of chewey toys and wood. Supply them
with plenty of toys as well as different types of perches to keep their beaks and toe nails trimmed.
Meyer's Parrots, just like any other parrot, can be nippy at times especially at maturity. The relationship you establish
with them at a young age will help get you through those minor rough times.
Provide your Meyer's with a healthy diet consisting of a well balanced diet of a "no waste" food, fresh fruit, vegetables
and greens. When fresh fruits and vegetables are not possible, dehydrated fruits and vegetables are great! Many birds
love to crunch on dried fruits and veggies, but the best thing about dried fruits and veggies is - they don't spoil and can
be left in the cage for hours.
For water, we supply dishes of fresh water which is sanitized twice a day and filled with fresh water. We don't use water
bottles because our birds love to dunk their food so who am I to take that from them? And, if they want to bathe in mid
afternoon, they can because the water and dishes get cleaned in the evening again anyway! (We spritz all our birds with
warm water in the morning allowing them plenty of time to dry during the day.)
CAUTION: Never give your parrot alcohol, avocado or chocolate - these can kill your parrot! Also avoid asparagus,
eggplant, cabbage, caffeine products, junk food, milk and cream, raw potato, and rhubarb (including the leaves).
THANK YOU FOR READING THIS AND ENJOY YOUR FEATHERED FRIENDs!