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Brilliant List Of Toxic Substances For Birds
« on: July 07, 2011, 12:11:47 PM »

just found this great pdf list of all sorts of toxins with explanations why they are toxic
http://www.thebirdclinic.com/Bird-Clinic-Handouts/toxins2009psword.pdf

Among some more unusual toxins are simple sugars, acidic foods (like oranges!) cheese, etc. I know we all know we are not supposed to give junk foods but it actually explains why a bird can even die if it ingest a high sugar food. It is posted on a website of an american bird clinic and complied by an avian veterinarian so should be quite reliable!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Brilliant List Of Toxic Substances For Birds
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 12:17:34 PM »

oh poo, i give bella a small piece of cheese once a week, thanks for that info irirna :panic:
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 12:18:29 PM »

I didn't know that too, Claire, i never thought of all the additives found in cheese!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 07:26:04 PM »

peach was fed cheese every evening by her breeder  :cry2: :cry2: so now i darent read your link  :panic:
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 07:31:38 PM »

Mandi it doesnt say anything TOO scary just that parrots cant digest dairy and the other bad part of feeding cheese is that cheese contains all sorts of additives which might be harmful to parrots.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 07:32:14 PM »

I can't download it, it gives me a warning it could corrupt my puter. :rant:
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 07:36:43 PM »

it's all the info ou already know anyway, Geoff  :thumbsup:
I just thought it was good for the newbies as it has information not just on regular things like avocado and teflon but also on the dangers of feeding high sugar and high fat foods and explained why.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 07:37:36 PM »

 :thumbsup: Thanks Irina. :biggrin:
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011, 08:01:55 PM »

Wow some brilliant stuff there :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Brilliant List Of Toxic Substances For Birds
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011, 08:09:23 PM »

That's a very good article Irina  :thumbsup:

Surprised to see Oranges, Apples, Raspberries, Pineapple and Tomatoes on there  :panic:
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2011, 08:11:59 PM »

I am taking it with a pinch of salt, as people have been feeding apples and oranges for so long, I wonder if the bird they saw who had a problem already had a stomach ulcer or some sort of stomach problems. After all parrots in the wild devour oranges in huge quantities and many other highly acidic fruit and are totally fine.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2011, 08:21:51 PM »

Yes but wild birds eat clay and soil to neutralise the acid in fruit and foods. all animals eat complementary foods to dispell either alkaline or acid foods
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2011, 08:22:45 PM »

Yeah maybe, Don't think I am going to stop feeding apples especially, it's their favourite.
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Re: Brilliant List Of Toxic Substances For Birds
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2011, 08:23:46 PM »

yeah, i see what you are saying Geoff, and maybe that would apply to, especially unripe, pineapple. But apples, raspberries and oranges are really good and so many parrots eat them daily and in large quantities and if it was really that bad we would see a lot more problems happening.
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2011, 08:26:42 PM »

Yes well I think that we can go "Over the Top" I'll feed them apple, but looking forward too the Rose Hips to ripen  :thumbsup: Natural fruit, unsweetened by breeding.
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2011, 08:30:10 PM »

Maybe because of the pips. Don;t they have cyanide? I always remove the pips before giving
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2011, 08:32:48 PM »

I always cut the core out, so they dont get the seeds.
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2011, 08:33:05 PM »

That's not the reason they are on there Liz, that's in a separate section...it's the acidity.
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Re: Brilliant List Of Toxic Substances For Birds
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2011, 08:33:30 PM »

yeah, i remove the seeds too but as Bob says they say the acidity is a problem.
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Re: Brilliant List Of Toxic Substances For Birds
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2011, 08:40:17 PM »

hmmmmm

I like apples  :yummy: I now have an apple craving
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