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Meyers And Senegals Feeding Guide

Keep your Meyer’s and Senegal’s diet as varied and interesting as possible. 60-80% of their diet needs to be complete or pelleted food, with the rest consisting of fruits, nuts, vegetables, seed, sprouting seed and other treats.

See the fun your Meyer’s or Senegal could have retrieving food from a foraging toy or just place in a feeding dish for them to enjoy at mealtimes.

Complete and Pelleted Food

Use this as the base diet for your Meyer’s or Senegal as it provides them with all the nutrition they need.

With their 40 essential nutrients, small size and berry shape, it’s no wonder Lafeber NutriBerries are so appealing to birds. Ready to order in 5 flavours,

Original – El Paso – Garden Veggie – Sunny Orchard – Tropical Fruit.

Lafeber NutriBerries

Lafeber NutriBerries

If your Meyers or Senegal prefers smaller bites then opt for the Small Parrot versions, available in Tropical or Sunny Orchard.

Pretty Bird African Special has been designed especially for African species like Meyer’s and Senegals. It comes in bright colours and interesting shapes.


Sprouting Seed / Soaking Seed

Simply soak them for a few days, rinsing occasionally, and serve this highly nutritious meal, just as nature intended.

Sprouting and Soaking Seed

Sprouting and Soaking Seed


Are one of the healthiest treats you can give to your Meyer’s or Senegal; readily accepted include

  • Pomegranates
  • Grapes
  • Oranges


The most beneficial vegetables are those high in Vitamin A.

  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Sweet Potato
  • Broccoli
  • Par-boiled carrot

Readily accepted by most Meyer’s and Senegals…

  • Fresh Corn / Sweetcorn kernels
  • Spinach – including stalks
  • Fresh Green Beans and Peas


Parrot Premium Professional is one of the most nutritious mixes you can buy for your Meyer’s or Senegal. It has melon seed, hemp and rowan berries.

The Tidymix Seed Diet has 32 healthy, human grade ingredients, plus to reduce waste and feeding costs, is 99% edible.


Tree nuts tend to be the healthier option, packed with some of the natural nutrition your Parrot needs. Cedar Nuts and Cashews are popular choices. Along with Palm Nuts, a natural food choice for many African Parrot species.

Other Treats

Perfect for those special occasions but should make up no more than 10% of your bird’s daily diet.

Parrot Jellies come in a variety of flavours. Simply peel off the lid, hand over to your bird and watch the smile on their beak.

Brown’s Baked Fruit and Vegetable Bites are made with real fruits, including apple and strawberry, to make them very palatable.

Please Note:
We would always advise buying the smallest bag/pack possible to trial your Parrot with. It can take some time and persistence to introduce a new food. It may be worth having a second bowl of water next to your Meyer’s or Senegal’s food bowl, as many enjoy dunking their food before eating it. Always have fresh water available.

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