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Can African Grey Parrot Eat Jackfruit?

African Grey Parrots are intelligent and social birds that make great pets. They are known for their ability to mimic human speech and can live to be over 50 years old.

While they are native to Africa, they are found in pet stores and homes all over the world. One of the things you may be wondering about if you are considering getting an African Grey Parrot is what kind of food they can eat.

Is Jackfruit Safe for Parrots?

The quick answer is yes, African grey parrots can eat jackfruit.  African grey parrots are known to be particularly fond of fruit, so jackfruit is a great treat for them.

But there’s a couple of things to be aware of;

  • Some fruit seeds are indigestible and where possible they should be avoided
  • Our research indicates that the seeds of jackfruit could be toxic, so we would suggest totally avoiding jackfruit seeds
  • Seeds can be a choking hazard. So, where possible, you should remove the seeds and cut the fruit into smaller pieces.

What Is the Favourite Fruit of Parrot?

There is no definitive answer when it comes to what the favourite fruit of a parrot may be, as each individual bird may have its own preferences. However, many parrot owners report that their birds enjoy eating jackfruit, so this may be worth offering to your pet African grey parrot.

Jackfruit is a nutritious fruit that is packed with vitamins and minerals, and it can also be a good source of fibre. If you do give your parrot jackfruit, be sure to remove the seeds first, as these can be toxic to birds.

Learn more: Cabbage for African Grey Parrots

Can Parrots Eat Jackfruit Everyday?

Yes, African grey parrots can eat jackfruit every day. Jackfruit is a nutritious fruit that is packed with vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of fiber and antioxidants, which can help keep your parrot healthy.


Yes, African grey parrots can eat jackfruit. Jackfruit is a good source of vitamins and minerals for these birds. It is also a good source of fiber, which can help keep their digestive system healthy.

2 thoughts on “Can African Grey Parrot Eat Jackfruit?”

  1. At the beginning of this post, it says jackfruit is toxic. Then the rest of the post says that jackfruit is fine as long as you remove the seed as this was confusing I will not be giving my parrot jackfruit tonight.😊

    1. That for reaching out! I’ve updated the article and hopefully that removes any confusion that we’ve caused. If you are feeding your parrot ripe jackfruit flesh, it won’t be a problem. Just avoid the seeds.
      — Sarah

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