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Hi to all. Its been quite a while since I last visited. Time flies. Anyway am wondering if there are peppers that are TOO HOT for amazons? Or any that should be avoided.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:45 AM
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Re: Hot peppers

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Hi to all. Its been quite a while since I last visited. Time flies. Anyway am wondering if there are peppers that are TOO HOT for amazons? Or any that should be avoided.

Parrots as a group, seem to have a Love for peppers and with some the hotter the better. Most Parrots make their Owners look like wimps with regard to the level of hot peppers. As a group, there is no way to tell if your Parrot is a 'Hot Head' , or will refuse any peppers.
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Re: Hot peppers

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Hi to all. Its been quite a while since I last visited. Time flies. Anyway am wondering if there are peppers that are TOO HOT for amazons? Or any that should be avoided.
My Salty seems to be a hot head. His current chop mix is heavily based on all kinds of peppers, from red bell all the way up in hotness to ghost peppers and Haber . He loves his chop. It is in fact too hot for us to eat, but works great to season up sauces and stuff. My first parrot, a YNA, Winston, would eat dried red peppers whole, and they were too hot to even touch, without having to wash one's hands after.
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Re: Hot peppers

Thing is, parrots actually have no capsaicin receptors. And since capsaicin is the component of peppers that makes them taste so hot to us, our birds have no idea why their human companions are watering up, turning red, or fanning their mouths.

So, in short, you have no need to worry when it comes to peppers. Great source of vitamin A!
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