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Parrot Safe Tea
« on: July 08, 2011, 10:08:54 AM »

Kiki is out of her cage whenever i am home and is obsessed with tea!!!! I mean REALLY obsessed if i look away for a second shes in it  :rofl: i know its not good for her and do try to stop her butshe is literally all over me if i have a cuppa and i drink quite a few cups a day!!! Can i give her decaf tea with a teeny bit of milk watered down? Or is camomile tea or other herbal teas my only option for her?
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Re: Parrot Safe Tea
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 10:10:44 AM »

you can give a bit of organic decaf (the difference is in the method of decaffeinating) but don't add any milk to it.
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Re: Parrot Safe Tea
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 10:15:08 AM »

I don't like giving decaff tea in case there's any caffeine left behind (I've read there is). I also don't allow them to share my mug (I'm afraid one day I'll forget it's there and they will dive in and burn themselves terribly), they have their own mug, they know it's theirs and they don't bother me for mine!

I buy all sorts of herbal and fruit teas for them, never adding milk. They have a different one every morning in rotation. They LOVE their herbal/fruit teas!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 10:16:52 AM »

oh yes, a separate mug is definitely a great idea. Another reason for it is that your saliva gets in the mug when you drink your tea and you definitely don't want your parrot to have any of that!
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 10:18:37 AM »

So any of the herbal teas are ok for them then? How much do you give them everyday? Just a little bit in the morning or a small amount whenever you have a cuppa yourself? Kiki was obviously very used to sharing a cuppa before she came here!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 10:19:09 AM »

My friends think I'm crazy! "What, your parrots have their own tea mug???!?!"  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :nerner:

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 10:20:50 AM »

not any is suitable, but the most common ones like chamomile, peppermint, nettle, fennel are fine. Avoid getting mixed flavours as those can contain artificial flavourings. They can have as much as they want but either don't brew it for long (make it weak) or make a cup and then dilute it by half (just pour half of it into the sink and top up with fresh water) and of course don't forget to cool it down  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 10:21:10 AM »

Digby has his mug, it has greys on it  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 10:21:52 AM »

I use herbal/fruit tea bags and I make them their cuppa when I make mine first thing in the morning (or later in the morning on my days off). I leave theirs to brew (somewhere safe, usually in a cupboard!) for a good fifteen minutes so it tastes really yummy for them. Then I take the bag out, stir in cold water until it's just warm and they tuck in!  :thumbsup:

I'll make them some now and try and video them enjoying it :)

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011, 10:23:35 AM »

Would it be ok to make a mugfull in the morning and put it in fridge so i can just take a little out at a time during the day and add a bit of hot water to it to dilute and make it warm for her do you think?
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 10:26:41 AM »

I've often done that, make a mug of tea, pour it into a small jug and put what I don't use in the fridge then pour some back into their mug and microwave it (make sure you stir it often and microwave for just a few seconds at a time so it's only warm and not hot).

You can add hot water to it instead but obviously that will make it weaker. I test it by pouring a small amount over my wrist but you could buy a thermometer if you were concerned you may make it too hot.

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2011, 10:27:53 AM »

Im excited to try this now!!  :bounce: :bounce: Shes gonna love me for giving her her own tea  :yahoo: :yahoo: Thanks all!!
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2011, 12:03:34 PM »

Pip do they all share a mug or do they have one each?
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Re: Parrot Safe Tea
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2011, 12:07:24 PM »

They share, not all at the same time though! Mojo and Shinda share and Henry and Po share :)

With Henry and Po, I have to hold the mug from underneath and they sit on the side and drink from it. If I held it by the handle either one of them would almost certainly bite my hand HARD!  :panic: :panic: :panic: :rofl:

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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2011, 12:10:04 PM »

On days I'm working when they have a very early morning cuppa, I wait until they are back in their cages and give it to them then (they really look forward to going back in for their cuppa!). Mojo and Shinda stand on a perch and share the mug, Henry and Po are in individual cages so drink from it individually.
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