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Poisonous Foods for Parrots


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African grey parrot toxic foods

Introduction

Parrots tend to taste things first and then worry about them later. The taste helps them explore the world around them. But there are some everyday items in your home that can be a source of trouble for your feathered friend. Sharing food with your parrot helps bondage, but remember that they can’t eat exactly like you.

Fruits and vegetables

What’s good for you isn’t always good for your parrot pet. Take an avocado, for example. Eating any part of an avocado, including the flesh or a leaf, can make your parrot sick. Too much can even kill it.

You should also keep your parrot away from seeds of fruits such as apple, cherry, nectarine, peach, pear, and apricot seeds, although they can eat the fruit. Avoid alfalfa sprouts and don’t feed him raw beans, but rather cooked beans.

Other foods

If you are feeding your parrot at the table with your family or if they are looking for a little treat. Make sure chocolate isn’t on your list. It is very toxic to parrots. The same goes for all kinds of alcohol. The garlic can be harmful and cause bad breath.

The salt is not good for your parrot: it would disrupt the water level and cause excessive thirst. Onions and mushrooms are good in small doses. But the portions should be small and infrequent.the milk may do your body good, but it can wreak havoc on your parrot’s system. So avoid all dairy products. Yes, it also means cheese. Even if he seems to need a boost of energy, avoid giving him coffee and soda. Because caffeine and carbonation are not good for him.

Plants

Watch your parrot like a hawk when you let it emerge from its cage into a room with houseplants. Many are toxic. Maybe you didn’t give him the leaves on purpose. But he can jump all over the place and take a bite when you’re not looking.

There are so many houseplants that are poisonous that it’s best not to let your parrot get near any of them, just in case. The most poisonous are hydrangeabegoniableeding heartpeace lilycaladium, different varieties of philodendronsScheffleraclover, and ivy.

Wood

You might not consider your parrot’s perch as part of their diet, but it is common for parrots to chew on their wooden perch when bored or sick. The perches that you buy at retail stores are usually made from safe varieties of wood that have been treated to remove dangerous chemicals such as pesticides.


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