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« on: November 29, 2009, 12:56:56 pm »

This info is provided by the main website www.buffaloparrot.com

-Avocados

-Dairy Products(Except Yogurt)

-Fruit Rinds

-Rhubarb

-Raw Meats

-Onions

-Garlic

-Potato Chips and other snack foods

-Chocolate( Caffeine )

-Salty/Sugary Foods

-Alcohol

-Fruit Pits

-Peanuts (Can contain harmful aflatoxins, and are high in fat)

-Uncooked Rice

-Uncooked Beans

-Mushrooms

-Microwave Popcorn(The steam immediately after cooking)

-Seeds of: Pears, Oranges, Papaya, Grapefruit, Grapes, Apples & some Melons
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 04:42:32 pm »

I understand that seeds of papaya and grape are safe for parrots. My Grey loves them.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 05:33:37 pm »

Good list thanks for the info  AddEmoticons04239



-Dairy Products(Except Yogurt)

Hard cheese is okay is small amounts...my Zim loves his cheddar cheese  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 06:15:15 pm »

I have wanted to ask before, but kept forgetting.  Is tofu ok for birds.  I have shiritaki noodles which is made from tofu.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 06:48:02 pm »

Koko eats tofu once a week. It should be OK if not fed in excess.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 07:10:54 pm »

I found some red quinoa I am going to cook up tomorrow. Jade love red food, so this should be interesting....... :D
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 08:26:31 pm »

Yep Tofu is okay, at the one house I work at they feed it to the birds and they love it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009, 07:38:23 am »

I think it is more the size of the bird when eating certain seeds E.  Jadez, let me know if Jade liked the Red Quinoa?  In it's natural state Quinoa is very bitter and I always thought the Red was the one not cleaned of the bitter covering so I started using white.  But I was never sure and could never tell if my guys were eating it?  Hard aged cheeses are ok in moderation but are high in sodium. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009, 07:44:02 am »

and I was waiting for the "Tofu is not good for ANYBODY" statement as my hubby said.   ;D

I will try the noodles and see if they like them

I have never even SEEN red quinoa.  Cool.  Both mine love that stuff.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 04:53:21 pm »

Was browsing through here and saw the red quinoa ques....yes, the fids liked the red quinoa. I mixed it about 1/2 red and 1/2 white along with my other usual stuff. They inhale it no matter what I guess.
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 01:41:57 pm »

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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2011, 04:00:50 pm »

how about dill? like the plant?
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2011, 04:33:38 pm »

Not sure, but think it is OK.
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2011, 11:35:03 pm »

I was told by a vet in a bird club lecture once that fruit rinds were good for birds because of the natural oils in them. Are they considered unhealthy on your list because of pesticides that may linger on them? Maybe just organic ones are safe?
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2011, 05:34:56 am »

It is because the outside of the fruits has pesticides on it, ALL fruit should be washed/scrubbed whether it's organic or not. Just because a food is said to be organic doesn't mean it's pesticide free, it can have a natural pesticide on it that can cause harm to your birds health if ingested such as grapefruit seed extract.
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2011, 01:43:25 pm »

Some melon rinds are toxic and also the flesh immediately around it.  Cantaloupe is one I am sure of and think there are more.
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2011, 07:29:45 am »

Quite correct on the cantaloupe D! The rind is not smooth, therefore it can't be cleaned of pesticides and it is somewhat porous as it cracks easily when growing and scars. Our birds LOVE cantaloupe as well as watermelon and honeydew.

Grapes from outside the US are something I will NOT give the birds. Pesticides banned in the US are used on food, GRAPES, and have killed many parrots. I remember a man who lost 13 parrots inside of 10 minutes and it was found that the birds died from the grapes. A mold had grown in the grapes, the mold was a direct result of the pesticide. His young daughter was very sick after eating the grapes & had to be hospitaized also. This happened about 6-7 years ago and I haven't given grapes in the winter since.
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2011, 08:08:48 am »

Sondra, I was randomly looking someting else up in Parrots for DUmmies and found this same information!!! scared the crap outta me for sure!! so US grapes and only in season, gotcha.  Julian is going to be sad though LOL... I recommend if anyone has this book to re-read the section on nutrition pertaining to the safe foods and dangerous foods, etc.. good to keep that stuff in the front of your minds..
I am confused on the grapafood seed extract, I thought it was safe enough to put in the water, ?? so they can't ingest it? I am so confuzzled..  think
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2011, 01:30:49 pm »

Is the safe one Grape Seed and the bad one Grapefruit Seed??  I am confuzzled too. lol  confused
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2011, 06:32:30 pm »

When organic growers use grapefruit seed as a pesticide it is used in a concentrate that is too high for birds to safely ingest and it is administered frequently, therefore it's considered toxic in this case.
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2011, 10:10:38 am »

All this time, I thought I was just spoiling my Fids by giving them peeled and seeded fruits only sweaten

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