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Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains, Teas
« on: February 20, 2010, 02:45:44 PM »

All veg can be given raw or steamed/boiled (white potatoes must always be cooked if serving at all).

List of suitable vegetables:

Beetroot
Beet greens
Bok choy (Pak Choy)
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrot
Carrot Tops
Cavolo Nero
Celery
Celeriac
Chard
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Chinese Cabbage
Courgette
Cress
Cucumber
Dandelion greens
Endive
French Beans and Runner Beans (better served steamed or lightly boiled)
Greater Plantain (Plantago major)
Kale
Lettuce (dark green varieties)
Mange Tout
Okra
Parsnip
Pea
Pepper (Bell, Jalapeno, Chilli etc.)
Pumpkin
Radish
Radish Tops (greens)
Rocket
Squash (Butternut, Winter and other varieties)
Spinach
Swede
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potatoe
Tatsoi
Tomatoe
Turnip
Turnip greens

List of berries:

Blackberry
Blackcurrant
Bilberry
Blueberry
Cherry
Cranberry
Elderberry
Gooseberry
Hawthorn berry
Loganberry
Mulberry
Raspberry
Rose-hips
Rowan berry
Sea-buckthorn

List of suitable fruit:

Apple
Apricot
Banana
Clementine
Coconut
Date
Damson
Fig
Grape
Greengage
Orange
Kiwi
Lychee
Mandarin
Mango (Peel thoroughly before serving and only give when fully ripe)
Melon
Papaya (Peel thoroughly before serving and only give when fully ripe)
Passion Fruit
Pear
Peach
Persimmon
Pineapple
Plum
Pomegranate
Satsuma
Tangerine

List of suitable herbs (use for flavouring in small amounts):

Basil
Calendula
Coriander
Dill
Fennel
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Thyme

List of suitable spices:

Anise
Cayenne pepper
Chilli
Cinnamon
Cumin
Ginger
Fenugreek
Paprika
Turmeric

Suggested grains list for cooking

Amaranth
Buckwheat
Barley
Brown Rice
Chickpeas
Corn (dry, pop corn type)
Kamut
Millet
Oats
Quinoa
Spelt
Triticale
Wheat

List of legumes/beans suitable for cooking

(soak overnight and boil for at least 40 mins all beans. Lentils don't need to be soaked)

Aduki bean
Borlotti bean
Butter bean
Chickpea
Haricot
Kidney bean
Lentils (any variety)
Mung bean
Pinto bean
Peas
Soya bean


Grains, Legumes, Seeds, Nuts suitable for sprouting:

Barley (whole)
Buckwheat
Brown Rice
Kamut
Millet
Oats (whole)
Spelt
Triticale
Wheat

Amaranth
Quinoa

Aduki beans
Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
Lentils (not split)
Mung beans
Peas (dry, whole)


Alfalfa
Broccoli
Cabbage
Clover
Chia
Cress
Fenugreek
Flax
Mustard
Radish
Rocket
Sesame
Turnip

Almonds
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds

Seeds suitable for growing greens/grass

Barley
Kamut
Oats
Spelt
Triticale
Wheat

Peas
Sunflower seeds

Alfalfa
Broccoli
Cabbage
Clover
Chia
Cress
Fenugreek
Flax
Mustard
Radish
Rocket
Sesame
Turnip

Tea varieties suitable for parrots

Decaffeinated black, green or white tea in small quantities (check the information on the box to make sure it is decaffeinated using CO2 or/and water method, rather than using ethyl acetate.  Organic teas are decaffeinated using the CO2/water method so best stick with those)

Chamomile tea
Calendula tea
Dandelion tea
Fennel tea
Ginger tea
Hibiscus tea (make it weak or give in small quantities, can lower blood pressure).
Linden tea
Nettle tea
Peppermint tea
Raspberry leaf tea
Rooibos tea
Rosebuds tea
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Re: Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 12:09:38 PM »

Can they have soaked and cooked broad beans?  ???
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 05:27:48 PM »

I think they are OK as long as they are cooked, like butter beans  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains, Teas
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 05:02:10 PM »

just added a list of safe teas to here  :biggrin:
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Re: Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains, Teas
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 07:07:13 PM »

got some fresh basil left over is it safe to give bella a leaf and stemmy bit??  :biggrin:


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Re: Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains, Teas
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 08:33:16 PM »

it's certainly safe  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains, Teas
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 08:40:56 PM »

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Can greys eat asparagus  :panic:
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Re: Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains, Teas
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 08:48:51 PM »

I've read different opinions on this so I don't give it just in case
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011, 08:50:48 PM »

I've heard different opinions on that one. Some people feed asparagus with no problems. The only health related effect of asparagus I know is that it is diuretic, but so are dandelions and they are good for parrots. So I think a small amount is ok.

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011, 11:17:28 AM »

Scrap my previous message. I've been reading more about asparagus today and apparently all parts of the fully grown asparagus plant are toxic. The little shoots are not as we can safely eat them, but let's just stick to the theory that asparagus isn't good (but a small amount won't harm if already given or if a bird nicked a bit for example, so we won't panic in this situation  :biggrin: )
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Re: Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains, Teas
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 05:45:57 PM »

I just want to check - can mung beans be sprouted or do they have to be cooked?   :biggrin:
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2011, 05:57:38 PM »

no need for cooking, just sprouting is fine  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2011, 06:07:53 PM »

That's what I thought but they are in the cooking list and not the sprouting so thought I better check   :thumbsup:  Thank you   :flowers:
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2011, 06:13:16 PM »

ah well done for spotting that. I shouldn't have put that "for cooking" in brackets there and should specify that those with asterisks are not suitable for sprouting, will go and correct it  :thumbsup: :ty
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2011, 07:36:59 PM »

This list is amazing!!  :ty :ty :ty

Thank you so much for taking the time to type it all up for us all.

I hope you dont mind, but I've copied it and will print it out later.

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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2011, 07:50:46 PM »

I don't mind at all Jennifer  :biggrin:
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Re: Lists of Safe Fruit, Veg, Berries, Herbs, Pulses, Grains, Teas
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2011, 06:36:04 PM »

I've been going through the list, but didnt see runner beans on there. I'm growing these in my 'parrot plot' along with my dandelions and hoped that they would be suitable for African greys.

It would be great if they can have them. My plants are going to be full of them soon!!

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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2011, 06:40:11 PM »

I believe runner beans are fine, but should be boiled before feeding  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2011, 06:40:46 PM »

Jennifer, I am actually wondering about that myself, as I am also growing them and they grew so well last year I am hoping for a good crop this year too. I just think runner beans are a bit tough, but I am sure they would be fine steamed or boiled as they are not a lot different to french beans.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2011, 07:37:38 PM »

Thats lovely to hear thank you. I'm praying for a bumper crop to share with my future birdy.

Thank you.

Actually, can they eat mashed potatoes? Providing of course that they havent been mashed with milk or butter, but mashed with water, is that ok?

And what about boiled eggs? I'm sure I read somewhere that they can also eat those?

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