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Foods to avoid for your pet birds

We all want whats best for our feathered friends and we know that fresh fruits and veg are a great way to provide essential vitamins and minerals in their diet. So what are the main, common foods that we should avoid to prevent harm? Below is a list of foods to to avoid!

Avocado: Avocado can actually cause cardiac distress and eventual heart failure in some species of pet birds.

Caffeine: Caffeine can increase heart rate, induce arrhythmia and hyperactivity, and even cause cardiac arrest in birds.

Chocolate: Chocolate contains both the obromine and caffeine which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, increase heart rate, result in hyperactivity, induce tremors and seizures, and even cause death in birds.

Salt: Even minimal amounts of salt can lead to excessive thirst, dehydration, kidney failure, and death in birds.

Pits and fruit seeds: Fruit seeds and pits contain small amounts of a cardiac-toxic cyanide compound.

Onions: Onions contain sulfur compounds that, when chewed, can irritate the lining of a bird’s mouth, esophagus, or crop, causing ulcers, and can induce rupture of red blood cells resulting in anemia.

Garlic: Garlic contains allicin, another chemical that can cause anemia and weakness in birds.

Dried beans: Dried beans contain a poison called hemaglutin, which is very toxic to birds.

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