Safe Food for Your Birds
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Most food items that are safe and HEALTHY for us is also good for birds - with some exceptions:
Do not feed :
- avoid avocado, guacamole, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, caffeine, the pits of apricots, peaches, plums, prunes, and the seeds of cherimoya fruit
- avoid foods containing high amounts of salt, sugar, and grease, as well as preservatives, artificial coloring, and other additives
- avoid drinks that contain caffeine, such as coffee and sodas, and teas that contains theobromine
- avoid under-cooked or raw meat
- avoid moldy foods
Make sure that any food to be fed to your birds is of the same quality as food made for human babies.
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