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Old 12-14-2015, 02:23 PM
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How much is how much?

I'm linking a thread I started. My question is how much is how much with garlic, what form of garlic, same with tomato, etc. in the thread below, out of frustration, you'll see what I'm talking about. My question is how much is too much, for example in my thread I made charro beans (yum), pintos, bacon, tomato, onion, jalapeņo, garlic, salt, pepper, and cilantro, so if I fed my babies some of the beans drained, how does that affect them? It was a one off but I am interested to know if items like garlic are fed to them as a seasoning (garlic powder or cooking with food) or directly as a food (like giving them a clove) are different, or have the same negative effect.

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Re: How much is how much?

Hi I would say don't feed any amount of garlic, onion, salt, processed meat and I add tomato to this list after reading something recently. Is it worth the risks and possible vets bills from doing this? I fed mine a minuscule piece of my sandwich on way to hols forgetting my hubby's sarnie had onion in it (boxed together) - he was sick! This was only tainted bread. Never again!

re the screaming in your previous post did you try calling to her back - "hi baby, you Ok?" etc.

Hope this helps?
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:12 AM
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Re: How much is how much?

Garlic and onion should be left off the menu entirely. I don't think a little will make a bird sick (unless they are particularly sensitive) but they aren't foods birds need/should have.

Tomatoes are fine raw, not cooked (cooking changes them).

Unsalted cooked beans are fine, salty cooked beans are not (maybe one or 2 can be shared, but still, salty foods aren't really bird friendly).

Meats- in general, if it comes from a regular grocery store then NO! Only if they are wild game or organic type meats are they appropriate in SMALL amounts for some parrots (not sure about ekkies being they are so sensitive, but zons can have a little meat or bones). Normal store meats are full of dyes, fillers, hormones, antibiotics (you get the point) and likely aren't safe. Seafood should be avoided, but freshwater fish from a clean water source is ok.

Fresh jalapeņos, peppers and cilantro are all healthy foods for parrots! Parrots in fact tend to like spicy peppers, the spicier, the better
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@kiwibird you might find the article below interesting regarding tomatoes.
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