Top 10 Food to Avoid!!

Dairy – Birds do not produce the lactase enzyme so this can not be broken down in their bodies


Chocolate – Is not healthy and serves no purpose. It can cause vomiting, seizures and death


Dried Fruit – Usually contains Sulfides or Sulphates so let’s stick with the all natural method of fruits.


Avocado – Some people claim to have fed the flesh with no problem but I like to stay on the “better safe than sorry” side. This has been known to cause heart failure in birds.


Garlic – Contains Allicin which can cause anemia in birds.


Onions – Can also cause hemolytic anemia which can lead to death


Raw Honey – Contains Botulism


Peanuts
– I know we all have fed peanuts at one time or another but honestly with the dangers it can cause, I would stay away. Plus there is no nutritional value to them so doesn’t make sense to risk your parrot being exposure to Aspergillus when it can be avoided.

Cherry Pits & Apple Seeds
– Contains Amygdalin which releases Cyanide.

Mushrooms – Are considered a fungus so it’s another “better to be safe than sorry” situation.

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