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Old 08-24-2010, 08:47 AM
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Peanuts

I've recently omitted them from by birds' diet, I've previously given shelled ones after inspecting them, mainly because my birds seem to be more partial to them than other nuts (the exception being Argyle and pine nuts) and they are already included in their tidymix but I have read so much about peanuts being linked to Aspergillosis that frankly it scares me. Even peanuts fit for human consumption can have something unseen going on inside the nut. So my verdict is "it's better to be safe than sorry". I would never forgive myself if something happened to one of my birds through something preventable and I don't even want to think of what life would be like without one of them.
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Re: Peanuts

Yea good move.

Eddie LOVES (and I mean LOVES) peanuts, but I cut him off too (he's on the patch now ). I hate that I can't give them to him anymore, but why risk it if I don't have to. Anyway, he's taken to cashews as his favourite now so all good He has an expensive sweet tooth does my Eddie
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Re: Peanuts

I've removed them from Fred's diet as well. They are included in the seed mix, that he gets....I now pick them out, and bin them. I feed a small portion of this seed mix, along with Veggies, fruit and pellets.
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Re: Peanuts

I'm with MPW and also don't use peanuts in my parrots diets for the same reasons, nuts are such a small part of their diet that its crazy to take the chance, I've substituded peanuts with human grade almonds, with all the new members coming on board lately I'm glad you brought this subject up again MPW, its a very important one thats still not discussed enough as many people still haven't heard of the danger....Thanks MPW!
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:54 AM
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Re: Peanuts

I agree 100% No peanuts here either. I do feed human grade almonds though.
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Re: Peanuts

Shame we must deny our birdies peanuts. If they never have them in the first place then they will not miss them. I feed almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, hazel nuts and pecans. I do pre crack them for Rosie. Also Antionette our resident nut expert (her business) suggest to keep them in the freezer to keep them fresh so that is where they are stored.
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Re: Peanuts

Thank you everyone for this information. I will not get anymore peanuts.
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Re: Peanuts

For those of you who are new here I will again post this link. The article is a good one to read and remember.

Aspergillus – Are Peanuts Safe for Parrots | Parrot Parrot
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Re: Peanuts

Not trying to start a worldwide peanut panic here, but to let people know, humans can also contract Aspergillosis from the fungus on peanuts as well ........

Can People Catch Aspergillosis?
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Re: Peanuts

Quote: Originally Posted by Bobby34231 View Post
Not trying to start a worldwide peanut panic here, but to let people know, humans can also contract Aspergillosis from the fungus on peanuts as well ........

Can People Catch Aspergillosis?
Sigh....Time to get out AD's protective bubble again, this time for me
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