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Whats the word on Peanuts?

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Whats the word on Peanuts?
« on: May 13, 2016, 01:23:18 PM »

Good morning from sunny St. Croix to all. 

I have been reading some different information on peanuts and that they are not ok to give to Jake.  I am talking about shell and all. He loves cracking open the shell and pulling out the peanut.  I didn't think they were bad to give as a treat, maybe 2 or 3/day, because they put them in some of the bird food you buy. 

Now I have switched his food to pellets, so he is not eating any seed or peanuts anymore, but I was using the peanuts as a treat. 

Any thoughts, or other information would be helpful. 
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Re: Whats the word on Peanuts?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 01:39:20 PM »

that was one of the most annoying health facts I found out about when I started looking into all this.

They all love them and they work so well as a treat. But it's one of those things that its not worth the risk.

try other nuts, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts etc, i'm sure you'll find something. It does annoy me that reputable food makers keep putting them in. I'm sure they'll stop eventually though.
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Re: Whats the word on Peanuts?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 02:32:29 PM »

Peanuts aren't even a but they are a legume
Grown under ground and can often have hidden mould spores in the shells
No amount of cookin etc can rid spores so it's just not worth the risk as these spores can lead to all sorts of health problems inc aspergillosis which often leads to death xx
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Re: Whats the word on Peanuts?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 12:03:49 PM »

Good stuff.  He loves cracking the nuts open, maybe walnuts would be a good choice. 
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