Not much is known about the wild African Grey diet. There are many reports that wild African Grey Parrots relish palm fruit from the African Red Oil Palm and certain plant roots. While you will have a difficult time finding fresh African Palm Fruit or African plant roots in your grocery store, you can rely on a few reputible bird food manufacturers to recreate African Grey food that meets the dietary requirements your pet needs.
Captive African Grey Parrots are not subjected to the adversities of the wild so their metabolism is different from their wild cousins. Even though nothing about a captive lifestyle is the same as a wild African Grey, living without the foraging and enriching opportunites that wild African Grey Parrots experience is stressful in itself.
Calcium deficiency is a fairly common problem for African Grey Parrots. African Grey food should contain appropriate levels of calcium to prevent deficiencies. Comon vegetables and fruits that contain calcium are listed below.