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Foods To Avoid Feeding Birds

Here is a quick list of foods to avoid feeding to your pet birds

By Nikki Moustaki
First Published in 2007 (Birds USA)

Your pet bird can eat most of the foods that you eat, but there are a few things you should avoid feeding:

  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Avocado
  • Alcohol
  • Peanuts
  • Apple seeds
  • Stone fruit pits
  • Raw dairy (milk, fresh cheese, ice cream)
  • Raw onions
  • Rhubarb
  • Raw mushrooms
  • Salty items
  • Junk food
  • Beef

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I have one really important question.. can i feed my lovebird with the honey?
izzy, International
Posted: 11/16/2015 12:52:29 PM
My cockatoo loves rice and cooked pasta and mashed potatoes.I had no idea that p nuts where not good for them,she loves to eat them.
Linda, Pittsgrove, NJ
Posted: 6/14/2015 8:06:21 AM
There seem to be a lot of people questioning peanuts in bird food. Peanuts as an occasional treat, I was told is OK but not great. As for bird foods, not all are necessarily good for your bird. Pet food industry is a business meant to make money. If it looks good to the buyer, it sells. So please educate yourselves and choose wisely for your birds sake
Diana, International
Posted: 2/25/2015 1:30:56 PM
Peanuts aren't bad for birds!
Sam, Stroudsburg, PA
Posted: 2/14/2015 3:05:55 PM
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