Safe Foods for Birds

Safe Foods for Birds

As we all know parrots can be very finicky eaters.We are tempted to feed them what ever we can to get them to enjoy eating. DO YOU KNOW…there are foods that are toxic or they just don’t benefit from them.
Here we would like you to research foods that are both safe and non- safe to birds.

Safe Fruit:
Apple … no seeds
Apricot
Banana
Blackberries
Blueberries
Boysenberries
Cherries
Coconut
Cranberries
Custard Apple … no seeds
Dates – dried
Dragon fruit

Figs
Finger Lime
Goji Berries
Grapes​​
Grapefruit
Honeydew
Kiwifruit
Kumquat
Lemon
Lime
Lychee – no seed

Mandarin
Mango
Mulberries
Nashi Pear
Nectarine – no seed
Orange
Papaya
Passionfruit
Paw Paw
Peach – no seed
Pear
Persimmon
Pineapple
Plum – no seed
Pomegranates
Raspberry
Rockmelon
Star Fruit
Strawberry
Tamarillo
Watermelon

Safe Vegies:

Asparagus
Beans

Bok choy
Broccoli

Brussel sprouts
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery

Kale
Leafy greens
Peas and Pea pods
Peppers

Pumpkin
Soybeans

Snake Beans

Snow Peas
Sprouts
Squash

Sweet Red Potato

CALCIUM is usually high on the list of minerals required by our parrots. Many birds simply don’t get enough calcium in their diet. There are quite a few high calcium vegetables and other foods you can easily add to their diet.
What some people are unaware of is that there are some great sources of CALCIUM found in commonly sourced vegetables. There are so many vegetables that benefit our birds.To properly take care of your birds, you need to be maintaining a good diet. This is a great first step in ensuring your birds health.
Best greens, kale, bok choy, broccoli, Chinese cabbage can be easily found in grocery stores.
There are other sources of calcium for your birds.
Dried figs, sesame seeds and almonds are rich and easily found sources of calcium so you have many choices for your birds diet

UNSAFE FOODS

CHOCOLATE:
Theobromine and caffeine, which are both classified as methylanthines, can cause hyperactivity, increased heart rate, tremors, possibly seizures, and potentially death in pets if it is ingested at a toxic dose. As a general rule, the darker and more bitter the chocolate, the more potentially toxic it is to your pet.

AVOCADO:
All parts of the avocado plant contain persin, a fungicidal toxin that has been reported to be a cardiac toxin to birds. Small birds like canaries and budgies are considered to be more susceptible; however, clinical signs have been observed in other bird species. Clinical signs like respiratory distress usually develop 12 hours after ingestion and death can occur within one to two days.
ONION/GARLIC
Onion and garlic toxicity is well recognized in dogs and cats. Those in concentrated forms, such as garlic powder or onion soup mix, are more potent than the raw vegetable form.
FRUIT PITS / APPLE SEEDS:
While diced apple is ok for pet birds, the apple seeds contain cyanide and should always be removed prior to feeding apple to your bird. Pits from cherries, plums, apricots and peaches also contain cyanide so never allow your bird to chew on them.
RHUBARB the whole plant is toxic

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