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Don't feed brainlessly!

As a social eater, pet birds like to eat with their pet (you). Although it seems sweet and fun, in fact, many of our foods are not suitable for them, and we must be very careful, otherwise it will cause acute or chronic poisoning to the birds.

Common foods that are toxic to birds include:

1. Avocado 🥑-The leaves of avocado contain a fatty acid-like substance persin, which can kill fungi in plants. However, when ingested by birds, it can cause heart damage, breathing difficulties, and even sudden death.

2. Coffee ☕️-Caffeine can increase heart rate, induce arrhythmia and hyperactivity, and even cause cardiac arrest and sudden death in birds.

3. Chocolate🍫-Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which can cause birds to vomit and diarrhea, increase heart rate, cause hyperactivity, induce tremors and seizures, and lead to death.

4. Salt-Potato chips, biscuits, etc. They contain a lot of salt. Even a small amount of salt is potentially dangerous and toxic to a bird. It can disrupt the electrolyte and fluid balance in the bird's tiny body, leading to thirst, dehydration, kidney failure and even death.

5. Fat-Just like humans, high-fat foods such as nuts can cause cholesterol accumulation in the arterial wall (ie atherosclerosis), making birds obese, suffering from heart disease and stroke. For example, Amazon and quaker parrots are prone to high cholesterol and triglycerides. Ester levels, and subsequent coronary artery disease. Therefore, you should not feed large amounts of high-fat fillers, especially small and medium-sized birds. Birds like nuts, but for a medium-sized bird (such as the African Grey Parrot), one unsalted almond or walnut per day is sufficient; for cockatiels, there should be no more than a few small slices of almonds or a walnut.

6. Fruit pits and apple seeds-most fruits are safe for birds, and eating small amounts is usually good for health, but birds should not be provided with certain seeds (such as apple seeds and pear seeds) and pits (such as cherries). , Apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums), the seeds and pits must be removed first, because these seeds and pits contain a small amount of cyanide which is harmful to the heart.

7. Onion🧅 and garlic🧄-These spicy vegetables, whether raw or cooked, are poisonous to many animals (including birds, cats and dogs). The sulfur compounds contained in onions can irritate the beak, esophagus or the inner wall of crops after chewing, cause ulcers, and cause red blood cells to rupture, leading to anemia. Garlic contains allicin, another chemical substance that can cause anemia and weakness in birds.

8. Xylitol-a common artificial sweetener that can cause hypoglycemia, liver damage, and may cause the death of dogs and other animals. Although the effect of this sweetener has not been studied in detail in birds, the metabolism of birds is faster than that of many other species, so they are very sensitive to the toxic effects to even a small amount of this chemical substance. Therefore, it is best to avoid completely exposing birds to xylitol. Overweight birds should be fed low-fat fruits and vegetables, not diet foods (because many have xylitol.

9. Beans-Most unprocessed dried beans contain a poison called hemagglutinin, which is highly toxic to birds.

10. Mushrooms-Mushrooms contain amatoxin, which can cause liver failure in parrots and damage the stomach.

11. Tomato 🍅-The green part of tomatoes contains toxins, and tomatoes are acidic, which is not the best food for birds.

12. Alcohol-Isn't it common sense not to give? !

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