Foods Toxic To Pet Birds

Toxic Foods Your Bird Should Never Eat

As a responsible bird owner, it's important to know which foods to avoid to keep your feathered friend safe and healthy.  In this article, we'll go over some common foods that are toxic to birds and should never be fed to them.

1. Avocado

Contains persin, which can cause respiratory distress and heart failure in birds.

2. Chocolate

Contains theobromine, which can be toxic to birds and cause heart problems, seizures, and even death.

3. Alcohol

Causes damage to the liver and kidneys in birds, which can lead to organ failure.

4. Caffeine

Found in tea, coffee, and soda, caffeine can cause seizures, heart palpitations, and death in birds.

5. Garlic and Onions

Contains compounds that can damage a bird's red blood cells and cause anemia.

6. Salt

Too much salt can lead to dehydration and organ failure in birds.

7. Rhubarb

Contains oxalic acid, which can cause kidney damage in birds.

8. Seeds and pits from fruits

Can cause intestinal blockages and digestive problems in birds.

9. Junk food and sugary foods

High in fat and low in nutrition, these can lead to obesity and other health problems in birds.

10. Mushrooms

Some types of mushrooms contain toxins that can cause liver damage or failure in birds.