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Old 03-06-2011, 12:46 AM
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Peanuts: Good or Bad?

So I have heard different things about peanuts. Initially, I heard they work great as training treats, so I have given small bits as rewards and no harm has come. However, I've seen a couple people on the forum mention that peanuts are bad to give to our birds. Why is that? What nuts or perhaps other treats are best to use for reward purposes?
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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

Ok, peanuts are fine as a treat for a conure. It should definitely not be a part of their every day diet, and they need to be a specific type of peanut which others can help you with. I have an Eclectus and peanuts and seeds are just not happening so I don't know what needs to be done, but I do know you can get them from the pet store as are and they are good to go. But seeds in generally should not be a part of your birds every day diet unless its and additive to give them a little protein. And I mean very little. Talk to you vet. He/she should be able to give you a good idea about it. Also, I know you will get lots of comments on here abou it.
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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

Bad. For me and parrots. A type of fungus grows in the shell, and I'm allergic.
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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

I believe you need to get peanuts that are specifically processed for birds as well as ones that are already shelled. Hopefully someone with a little more research will fill us in
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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

Nuts that are healthy for birds are as follows
Cashew Plain
Walnuts
Pistachios White
Pecan Nuts
Brazil Nuts
Almonds
Macadamias
Raw Peanuts
All the above must be plain, unsalted and given in moderation
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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

Here is some information on the peanut debate. You make up your own mind after reading.
Aspergillus – Are Peanuts Safe for Parrots | Parrot Parrot
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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

my friend has a derby parakeet with Aspergillosis. he has to be nebulized for 4 hours a day.
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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

A couple of things to add here, parrots eat seeds in the wild, they play in the dirt, eat bugs, nest in rotten trees etc. Wild parrots can't go to PetsRus and buy a bag of pellets, pellets are not necessarily the best diet by themselves either. A well rounded diet of seed, fruits, veggys & pellets is what I recommend. As far as peanuts go our birds have them every day, both human unsalted types and the ones from seed mixes. Your parrot will be fine eating peanuts as long as the rest of his diet is balanced. As far as Aspergillus, if your bird is in poor health then there is some risk but that is true about many other illness's also, avian and human etc.
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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

Here again is a debated topic. If I were you and asked this question about peanuts I would do research myself. Most of us here on the forum are not avain nutritionist or vets, myself included.

Here is yet another article on peanuts quoted from Ezine web page:

Feeding your parrot shelled peanuts is one of the most common nutritional miss-habits in bird care. A lot of popular diets contain peanuts among their ingredients, but they fail to specify that these should be raw, stripped peanuts of good quality. The reason why shelled peanuts are so dangerous is that they can easily produce Aspergillus Fungus, a disease that will cause serious problems to your parrot's respiratory system. In addition, shelled peanuts can be toxic, as they produce aflatoxin, a powerful carcinogen (a substance that can produce cancer

So why take a chance?

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Re: Peanuts: Good or Bad?

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A type of fungus grows in the shell
I had heard that in Winter the chance of the fungus is less then summer. More hear say... I use shelled Peanuts as treats, along with Almonds and cashews, Mondo likes to open Pistachios and throw the nut!
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