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Parrot Supplies Checklist for Large Parrots

For African Greys, Amazons, Small Cockatoos, Large Conures, Eclectus, Hawk-Headed Parrots, and Mini-Macaws

All pet bird owners need certain parrot supplies for their feathery friend!


You probably need more pet bird supplies than you know. For this reason, we’ve created a simple checklist with links to our best recommendations in order to make this as painless as possible.

Must Have Items

  1. Large sized cage
  2. Cage lining (newspaper is best)
  3. 3-8 perches
    • 1 Therapeutic perch
    • 1-2 Wood perches
    • 1-2 Rope perches
    • 0-1 Heated perches
    • 0-1 Shower perches
    • 0-1 Dowel perches
  4. Food for large-sized parrots
    • Grain products
      • Pellets
      • Whole Grains
    • Vegetables & Fruits
    • Dairy & Meat
    • Treats
  5. 3 or more toys for large-sized parrots
  6. Bird-safe cleaning supplies
  7. Food and water dishes
  8. Travel cage
  9. Avian Veterinarian

Nice To Have Items

  1. Books on large-sized parrots
  2. Cage cover
  3. T-stand
  4. Spare food and water dishes
  5. Spray bottle for showering your bird

We know figuring out what you need isn’t easy, so we’ve done the hard work for you on this page. We hope we’ve helped you in your pet bird supply hunting endeavor!

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6 replies
  1. mplo
    mplo says:

    Instead of the “boing”, I have a wonderful swing with an inch-wide plastic green horseshoe, with a pumice/concrete perch that’s screwed into both sides of the plastic horseshoe. The whole swing hangs in the middle of the top of her cage by an elliptical link. It took Aziza a long time to become interested in the new swing, but she now uses it a great deal–and loves it!

  2. mplo
    mplo says:

    I still remember having the rope perches called “boings”, and my pet Congo African Grey Aziza chewed both of the boings that I had all the way down to the wire. I have not gotten any more rope perches/swings for her since, because I felt it was too risky.


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