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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    mandiskem wrote:
    if u give ur parrot advacado it will surely kill ya parrot within minutes.
    Avocado is certainly a no-no for parrots, but it does not kill your parrot in minutes! See below for its effects:

    "Avocado toxicity has been documented, both clinically and experimentally, only in psittaciformes. The toxic agent has not been identified, but it is clear that not only the stone, but also the flesh, are poisonous to these birds. There are several varieties commercially available, which appear to have differing levels of toxicity: studies on rabbits indicated the Guatemalan and Nabal varieties to cause death within 24 hours, whereas the Mexican variety appeared non-toxic in these mammals.

    Clinical signs produced are those of a "sick bird" - depression, loss of appetite, fluffed feathers. More specific signs are vomiting, increased respiratory rate, outstretched wings, swelling of the breast muscles, and nervous signs.
    There is no specific treatment for the condition, but supportive therapy involving warmth, fluids, oxygen, and charcoal to absorb the toxin may prove helpful if the amount ingested has not been great, and the signs have been observed quickly enough."<br><br>Post edited by: Lidia, at: 2007/07/19 16:10

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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    Lidia, Excellent research ! Thank you! Karma for you!!:cheer:



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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    lidia thanxs for that someone told me that it would kill them in minutes .advacado is deffo a no no. wonder why onions are poisionous .

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    mandiskem wrote:
    wonder why onions are poisionous .
    There is a chemical in onions, N-propyl disulfide, that might be toxic to parrots, there is a certain amount of controversy about its effects, but apparently small amounts of raw or cooked onions are fine. I wouldn't give them any, just to be on the safe side.

    Thanks guys!

    ps. The same chemical is present in garlic, I think. But who'd want a parrot with oniony or garlic breath anyway! Bleagh.<br><br>Post edited by: Lidia, at: 2007/07/19 16:28

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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    dont think buddy will eat them anyway lol
    hes a very fusy bird eats what he likes to eat
    grapes

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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    I really don't think Coffee should be on the list. The reason is in the wild, the birds eat the coffee beans due to the fact that the bean has a natural insecticide in it, which aids them with mites, etc.

    My Huey likes a sip of coffee now and then, and he's 23 years young. They also have had onions in chili with no adverse effects. I don't know if they ate them, but they were in there. Avocato is a BIG NO NO and the other big NO NO IS NON STICK PANS OR ANY non stick surface.

    House Plants too can be a danger. Dracina (the long sticks with a green spikey top)will make your birds drunk-they will find that plant if you have one....

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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    Jeaniebean wrote:
    I really don't think Coffee should be on the list. The reason is in the wild, the birds eat the coffee beans due to the fact that the bean has a natural insecticide in it, which aids them with mites, etc.

    House Plants too can be a danger. Dracina (the long sticks with a green spikey top)will make your birds drunk-they will find that plant if you have one....

    Jean
    Good Post JeanieBean! :-)

    However, I am not certain I want my Grey to fly at super-sonic speeds or flying while intoxicated .....Thanks for the warning!!

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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    LOL Yeah, coffee nerves is a problem. LOL I litterally have to yank the cup from him. He calls in the morning " MOMMIE....COFFEE PLEASE" over and over..I created a monster. If I don't give him one sip, he'll come down off his cage and walk over like a dog waiting right by my feet till I give in. Yet, Dewey doesn't like it. Huey will stick his whole head in the cup, and if I put Orange Juice in the cup instead, he gets mad and grabs the cup with his beak and will NOT let go.

    One of my people who bought birds from me called me very worried about her "sick birds". I came over and looked around and saw the dracina in the cage with bite marks all over them. The birds couldn't stand up! Once I told her to take away the plant they were fine.

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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    Toxic indoor plants include:
    amaryllis
    azalea
    balsam pear
    bird of paradise
    boxwood
    buttercup
    caladium
    calla lily
    trumpet vine
    christmas candle
    clematis
    coral plant
    cowslip
    daffodil
    delphinium
    dumb cane
    elephants ear
    english ivy
    foxglovehemlock
    holly
    hyacinth
    hydrangea
    iris
    jack-in-the-pulpit
    japanese yew
    java bean
    juniper
    lantana
    larspur
    laurel
    lily of the valley
    locoweed
    mistletoe
    mock orange
    monkshood
    morning glory
    narcissus
    nightshade
    oleander
    philodendron
    poinsettia
    poison ivy & poison oak
    pokeweed
    rhododendron
    rhubarb
    skunk cabbage
    snowdrop
    snow on the mountain
    sweet pea
    virginia creeper
    wisteria

    I know there are others but this is a start.
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    Re:10 things that are poisonous for parrots

    Jean - LOL - That is just too funny.

    I love the "MOMMIE....COFFEE PLEASE" your Grey does. :-)
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