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Can Green Cheeks have Starburst candy?

My Green Cheek Conure Drago almost grabbed a mini Starburst but I took it from him, so that got me thinking if it would be harmful to him if he ate it?
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:13 PM
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Re: Can Green Cheeks have Starburst candy?

Well it certainly wouldn’t be good for him. It’s almost 100% sugar.


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Re: Can Green Cheeks have Starburst candy?

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My Green Cheek Conure Drago almost grabbed a mini Starburst but I took it from him, so that got me thinking if it would be harmful to him if he ate it?
Not a good thing! Think of the Sugar Hit your Parrot would have to deal with both physically and mentally!
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:21 PM
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Re: Can Green Cheeks have Starburst candy?

I don't think it would be a good idea. My husband used to give our sun a tiny peice on granola bar and it eventually gave him a yeast infection under his wings.
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Re: Can Green Cheeks have Starburst candy?

I don't think it would be fatal, but so much refined sugar, preservatives, artificial colors/flavors etc... in such a concentrated form could possibly make him sick to his stomach. There is no need to give your bird a candy. I'm sure he'd be just as happy with a raisin or other piece of (no sugar added, un-sulfered) dried fruit
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:51 AM
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Re: Can Green Cheeks have Starburst candy?

Yeah I wouldn't do it, you might look around for something like this something thats 100% fruit.

https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/0...YaAnZzEALw_wcB

In fact I might try those....normally I just buy the papaya treats:

https://www.amazon.com/Kaytee-Fiesta...=papaya+treats


You can get those at any pet store. I call them clark's gummies. It's his treat when he's a good boy.
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Re: Can Green Cheeks have Starburst candy?

think of the sugar rush induced hyper mode haha!

A little raisin or piece of less offered fruit would be a better option as a little treat. Or a much sought after sunflower seed
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