Here are the 6 foods you should never give to your parrot!
Many edible foods for humans are toxic to parrots. Some foods, even offered once, can be so harmful that they can make the bird sick or even kill it.
According to petcha. com, vegetables, fruits, cereals, seeds and bakery products are recommended by the parrot’s shops, but the specialists recommend that you do not feed these birds in any way with the following foods:
Chocolate and Caffeine:
It is the first group of foods that is prohibited. Although not harmful to humans, consuming by parrots can prove to be toxic, as chocolate contains theobromine – a xanthine alkaloid with an exciting effect on the nervous system and theophylline, caffeine – which also excites the nervous system. This delicious food causes hyperactivity, regurgitation, diarrhea, stroke, arrhythmias and even death. If you find that your parrot has swallowed such food, consult your veterinarian.
Onions and Garlic:
Sulfurous aromatic compounds found in the genus Allium are recognized for attacking red blood cells in animals. In the case of birds, the nucleus found in the red blood cells gives them a lot of protection. Therefore, these foods can cause anemia. If you have the impression that the parrot ingested onion or garlic, consult your veterinarian. He will most likely do a blood test to see if he is anemic. If you have severe anemia, you will recommend transfusion or iron and vitamin B supplements, to cure red blood cells, make them stronger, but also to ensure that other causes of anemia have been properly removed.
Another food you don’t have to give your parrot. Certain varieties of this fruit can be toxic. Avocado fruits are a rich source of essential fatty acids. They contain persin, a toxin harmful to animals. If you find that the parrot consumed food containing guacamole or avocado, consult your veterinarian urgently! The most common of the symptoms is difficulty breathing.
Salt is not too healthy for the parrot. Although it may eat slightly salty food, too many foods containing salt will be more harmful than in humans.
As a result, the parrot will feel the need to drink more water, be more depressed, head up in a strange position and will experience neurological over-arousal and abnormalities in standing and walking.
This list of parrot-toxic foods can continue. If you have any doubts about the toxicity of the food offered, follow the behavior of the animal and do not panic! If you notice any abnormalities, consult your veterinarian.