Parrots have different nutritional requirements based upon their country of origin and the natural foods they consume in the wild. Biology follows consumption; a parrot that evolved in the wild to eat a diet high in protein also needs relatively higher amounts of protein in captivity. Research into the wild diet provides valuable information about what we might best feed our companion parrots.
**For the full article, pick up the January 2010 issue of BIRD TALK**
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