Boot Camp Arrival: 2/7/2019

Smokie is a family member’s African grey parrot, and will be staying with me for two months. We felt this was a great time to make some positive changes.

African greys are very smart and sensitive animals, so making adjustments to their lives is challenging. I’m approaching Smokie with kindness, while still trying to help him grow out of his comfort zone. Getting him into a better schedule and routine will be better for his overall health long-term.


  • Anxiety and plucking
  • Needs more Vitamin A
  • Temp housing


  • Create more daily structure
  • Convert to sleep cage overnight
  • Increase vitamin A through healthier foods and palm oil
  • Get on more strict diet of veggies, fruits, and pellets