Toxic foods for parrots


Toxic foods for parrots

Toxic foods for parrots,lot of foods that are commonly consumed by humans represent health risks for Psittacidae. Some will be just irritating, others will be deadly. It is best to avoid offering your parrot the foods listed below.

Poisonous foods for birds

Do Not Feed Your Grey the Following Foods:

Dangerous foods for parrots


Dangerous foods for parrots: Theobromine in chocolate is a highly toxic alkaloid for many animals, including parrots. Theobromine can cause cardiac or respiratory arrest quickly after ingestion.

Dark chocolate (like Baker’s unsweetened) is more toxic at 15 mg of theobromine per 100 grams than milk chocolate at 1.5 mg of theobromine per 100 grams. Either way, if you care about your parrot, reserve these treats for yourself.

Poisonous plants

Numerous deaths recorded in parrots. The whole plant is poisonous.


Of course

Raw meats and poultry

(salmonella and other bacteria)


contain too much salt and preservatives in “ites” and “ates” … (sulfites, sulfates, nitrites, nitrates, etc.)

Raw milk or cheese

Parrots do not digest dairy products containing lactose (milk sugar).
See the text: Milk


The potato is not toxic, it is certain parts of the latter that are: the peel and the green parts that are sometimes found on potatoes.

These green parts contain solanine, a very toxic alkaloid that forms on potatoes overexposed to light. This alkaloid affects the central nervous system if ingested in significant quantities.

You also have to remove the germ and the eyes from the potatoes, because the solanine accumulates there. Solanine is not destroyed during cooking.

Toxic foods for parrots

What food can parrots not eat

To avoid

Apple or pear seeds

(hydrocyanic acid)

Plums, cherries, apricots and peaches


Rhubarb leaves

May contain a bacteria toxic to birds: clostridium botulinum.

African gray parrot and alcohol.
Castor oil
Oil and seeds (lint seed or beaver oil). Mortal!

Raw lima beans
Bay leaves
Tea and coffee

CaffeineToxic foods for parrots

Toxic foods for birds


Solanaceae family (potato), contains a lot of solanine (toxic).


Allergies listed

Green tomatoes

Tomatin, is a substance close to solanine. Plants and leaves are also toxic.

Raw onion

Foods That Are Toxic to Parrots | PARRONT TIP TUESDAY




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