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Don’t Dish These Up

Food that is good for you, but not your bird.

By Laura Doering

Certain foods we find delicious may be toxic to your pet birdI love avocado and usually pick up a couple whenever they go on sale. The funny thing about being a bird person, though, is that it’s hard to even look at an avocado without the nagging thought in the back of my mind — “Of course, my bird can’t have any.” Most bird people know that avocado can be toxic to parrots. But what about other foods you would typically find in a healthy salad, casserole or a scrumptious bowl of guacamole? Here are some other fruit and vegetables you should also keep off of your bird’s plate.

**For the full article, pick up the 2010 issue of Birds USA or click here to buy the issue.** 


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