Logically we use the foods we have developed and perfected over the years. Initially and until 7 days old we feed them our Psittacine Crop Milk, then, until the 20-25 days old we continue with the Neonatal Hand Feeding and then, until weaning, we feed them the High Energy Hand Feeding. When the progenitors carry out the entire incubation process themselves, we extract the babies from the nest when they are around 10-12 days old.
Babies remain in the neonatal area until approximately 30 days old, at which time they are transferred to the shelves room, where little by little they are being integrated into our environmental enrichment and socialization program. It is also in this phase when we introduce them to solid food: Omega complete food, fruit and vegetables.
Once they start taking their first flights, the young African greys are moved to the flying pens room, where they can exercise their motor skills.
Although the birds at our centre are disease-free, a blood sample is taken from each of the babies to test it and certify that they are free of psittacosis and PBFD (psittacine beak and feather disease). This same blood sample is also used for DNA sexing.