A variety of dark leafy greens and veggies of all the colors of the rainbow should be made available in rotation. Peppers of all colors, carrots, sweet and purple potatoes, dark greens mentioned above. Very little corn as it is all sugar with no food value. Peas have protein so use them as well.
Use a variety of sizes in order to keep little birdie feet healthy and active. Bird safe natural branches that offer variety and interest are important. Woven or braided perches offer a softness that wood cannot and should be included. A flat platform on which to stand is part of a healthy cage environment and if it has an edge to be chewed even better. A swing is a wonderful addition and should be in every cage.
All birds are beings of the sky and flight helps keep them healthy. No bird should be confined to a cage unless absolutely necessary. If they do not have a huge amount of out time, perhaps it’s not the right time to have a parrot. Exercise consists of wing flapping and if appropriate, and in a safe area, flying is the most wonderful thing they can do. But be certain that there are no hazards or traps that are dangerous… no open doors or windows…
One of the ways to encourage flight is to have a wall on which there are perches and platforms attached and a swing hanging from the ceiling. Some people have built boxes on the floor and and filled them with material that is easily changed like butcher paper or newspaper.
A tree stand is important because it gives the bird a place to hang out when not hanging out on you. It should have wheels so it can be moved around to keep your bird with you as much as possible. You are their friend, their comfort, their companion and provider. Being alone in a cage is not what they want if it can be prevented.
Parrots are smarter than we can imagine. They are more sensitive than we know. They love to play, cuddle and be with their person… give them all the opportunities that you possibly can provide. They are worth it and they deserve it.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.