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« on: November 01, 2012, 03:12:55 PM »

It's that time of year so my question is can parrots eat them?
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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 03:22:59 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 04:09:25 PM »

I found online it could kill ya grey :panic:
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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 04:27:28 PM »

I would go with that then Mandi, better to be safe than sorry.  It's not like they NEED chestnuts  :dance:

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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 05:03:25 PM »

Fixed the link

I'm pretty sure you've got no problem and nothing to worry about, the 2nd link links to the kitchen physcian.

Thats definetly someone interested in an all natural approach to parrot keeping. Authors site Make your own mind up.

 I've got feeling I have given them, but I certainly would give them going on the article, it may even been the one that convinced me when I was unsure.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 05:08:50 PM »

I wasn't askin for myself
I had a text from someone I know asking so thought it better to ask you guys than try googling at work :panic:
I text them back saying it was a no go
I don't feed many nuts anyways so we're safe :thumbsup:
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 06:09:27 PM »

Yes they are safe, in the parrot mix there are a few chestnuts in it , mine can't crack them open , but a cockatoo or macaw would be able too. We had to break them a bit so they can get into them.

Chestnuts have the lowest fat in them.
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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 06:51:46 PM »

Are you talking chestnuts for sure Karen?  Chestnuts have a soft leathery skin as opposed to a shell.

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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 08:03:54 PM »

This is a quite valid point sweet chestnuts not horse chestnuts(Conkers) they're full of tannin.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 12:04:04 AM »

Well the ones we get here are in a shell .
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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 10:06:37 AM »

So we're all talking about the same thing..

This is a yes they can


This is a no they cant


IMO they both have leathery skin and both have a type of shell just the spiky one is the yes you can and the prickly one is no you can't
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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 10:27:47 AM »

like karen said she gets them in a nut mix so there will be edible ones the ones you get in the shops are the sweet chestnuts not conkers ie horse chestnuts
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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 09:07:03 AM »

I buy a bag of frozen chestnuts from morrisons and I boil them for four minutes and feed them to the boys, they love em. :thumbsup:
They get one chestnut cut into four and they each get a small piece, I don't know if one whole one each would be too much?.
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