Fish care expert Dr. Mike Hensley has a message for those worried about their pet becoming addicted to fish: Don’t let it.
The parrot, named Parrot, was caught and given to the aquariums staff as a gift.
Parrot has a history of getting into aquariums food supply and has been known to eat shrimp, crabs, fish, squid, crabs and even live crabs.
It has been reported to have eaten several dead shrimp, and even dead octopus, so this is not the first time that Parrot got his hands on a fish.
“This parrot has been doing some weird stuff with fish for years, and he is going to be fine,” Hensleys said.
Hensley says that Parrots ability to eat and digest food will be a plus for the aquarium staff.
“They have this really strange habit of chewing on the sides of fish,” Hsley said.
“When you go to the fish, Parrot will just take the whole thing.
He is just going to eat all of it.”
Hensleys research has found that Parrots appetite is similar to that of a cat.
“Parrots are a great source of food for a fish tank,” he said.
“When a fish needs food, they will eat Parrots food.
He will even eat the sides.”
Hsley says it is important for the fish to be given the opportunity to recover from Parrot’s diet.
“He will be out of the tank for a day or so and will be hungry again,” he added.
“So I just want to make sure the fish get some good food.”
Parrot has also been known in other aquariums to eat live shrimp, octopus and crabs.
If you want to keep Parrot at home, you can feed him only from a plastic bowl, Hensys advice is to put a bowl of water in front of him to keep him from chewing on anything.
It is important to feed him something that is easy to digest.
He can be fed a meal or an entire bowl of food at a time.