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What they eat in the wild & what to feed at home.

By Pamela Clark, CVT, CPBC

Captive diets must reflect wild dietsParrots 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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