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