Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > Questions and Answers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2010, 05:33 PM
HRH Di's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Max - Alexandrine, Jade - Red-Front Macaw, Ruby - CAG
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: McKinney, TX
Images: 3
Thanks: 33
Thanked 212 Times in 187 Posts
HRH Di is on a distinguished road
Activity Longevity
0/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/5 sssss1543
Are Onions Safe?

Okay, every food list I've seen lists onions as dangerous for parrots. However, I have seen a couple conflicting opitions...specifically the breeder where we got our red-front. She lists fresh onions as safe.

Now, I completely trust this woman. She has over 50 healthy, happy birds in her flock, which she willing lets us tour.

We've been very careful with our birds and kept them away from onions, but I was wondering if we were being overly cautious.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2010, 06:46 PM
Banned
Parrots:
Military's, African Greys, Blue and Gold, Goffin, conures, quaker, lovebird, senegal parrot
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Holiday, Florida
Thanks: 13
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Riley's mom is on a distinguished road
Activity Longevity
0/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/5 ssssss209
Re: Are Onions Safe?

I think that is one of the items that can cause contravecy. I don't give my birds fresh onion, but they do eat the cooked onions in the spaghetti sauce, pizza, chili, etc. Sorry I'm not much help.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2010, 07:35 PM
_Cass_'s Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Toulouse- Cinnamon Green Cheeked Conure
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Calgary, AB
Thanks: 25
Thanked 45 Times in 35 Posts
_Cass_ is on a distinguished road
Activity Longevity
0/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/5 ssssss246
Re: Are Onions Safe?

Yes, a very controversial topic, though in my opinion I don't think onions are safe enough for me to risk it. I haven't done very much research on onions, although I know onions are related to Garlic. Garlic contains allicin which can cause Heinz body hemolytic anemia in birds, they also do not contain any nutrients vital for a birds health. As I said before, I wouldn't risk it. But thats my own opinion. Hope I helped a little!

http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-diet...nd-garlic.aspx

-Cass
__________________


Toulouse- Cinnamon GCC
Jonsie- Devon Rex Kitty
Jack- Goldendoodle Puppy
Harley- Devon Rex Kitty

Our birds bring joy to us daily. Let's try our best to bring joy to their lfe everyday too. ~ Anonymous

Last edited by _Cass_; 03-07-2010 at 07:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2010, 04:53 AM
Banned
Join Date: Aug 2009
Images: 10
Thanks: 1,158
Thanked 1,917 Times in 1,414 Posts
Spiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond reputeSpiritbird has a reputation beyond repute
Activity Longevity
0/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/5 sssss5549
Re: Are Onions Safe?

Especially fresh onions are not safe for birds, dogs or cats. Better safe than sorry. A bird with a tummy ache is a grumpy bird.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2010, 11:21 AM
HRH Di's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Max - Alexandrine, Jade - Red-Front Macaw, Ruby - CAG
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: McKinney, TX
Images: 3
Thanks: 33
Thanked 212 Times in 187 Posts
HRH Di is on a distinguished road
Activity Longevity
0/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/5 sssss1543
Re: Are Onions Safe?

Thanks, everyone. This is what I thought so we've been practicing the "not worth the risk" mind set.

I've also heard the garlic thing, but our breeder makes "parrot spice" that she puts on all of her birds' food. It's a mixture of about 20 different spices and "powders" like carrot and beet, however it also contains garlic powder. Again, we trust her implicitly and since Jade is used to it and obviously the miniscule amount of garlic hasn't harmed her or any of the other birds - but that's the only garlic she gets. My Max, however, doesn't like it, so his food is "unspiced".
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2010, 12:40 PM
antoinette's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
African "Grey" "Mishka" Male 6 Years Old
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sunny South Africa !!!
Images: 9
Thanks: 6,068
Thanked 3,674 Times in 2,571 Posts
antoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond reputeantoinette has a reputation beyond repute
Activity Longevity
11/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/5 ssss12020
Re: Are Onions Safe?

Ten most common poisonous foods for birds

Browsed the net, came across a very informative link explaining just how dangerous
the foods listed below are :

Chocolate - Apple seed - Avocado - Onions - Alcohol - Mushrooms Tomato leaves - Salt - Dried beans - Caffeine


Ten Toxic Foods for Bird Owners to Avoid

Great day
__________________
"MISHKA MAGIC"






Mishka's Youtube Videos




Enjoy the Videos !!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2010, 11:44 PM
Member
Parrots:
Figaro Congo African Grey 10 yrs old .
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oregon
Images: 1
Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
westwood is on a distinguished road
Activity Longevity
0/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/5 sssssss63
Re: Are Onions Safe?

I figure it like this .
the wild Birds dont eat them raw or in the compost so i wont feed my birds onion

also the deer ate everything around my onion bed this yr .
Maybe i should quit making French onion soup

Ive heard both answers to this question many many times yes and no .
I like the if you dont think its safe DONT do it answer the best .
Tammy
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > Questions and Answers


Search tags for this page
can birds eat onion
,

can birds eat onions

,
can birds have onions
,
can conures eat onions
,
can i feed my parrot onions
,
can macaws eat onions
,
can my parrot eat onions
,
can parrots eat cooked onions
,
can parrots eat onion
,
can parrots eat onion rings
,

can parrots eat onions

,
can parrots have onion
,
can parrots have onion as seasoning?
,
can parrots have onions
,
green onions for parrots
,
onions and parrots
,
parrot and onions
,
parrot onion
,

parrots and onions

,
parrots onions
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are air purifiers safe? wuvzbirdies Questions and Answers 10 08-20-2010 03:55 PM
Is this a safe toy? Quantumcat Do It Yourself 2 02-25-2010 07:01 AM
Safe Air Fresheners workingal General Health Care 9 07-14-2009 03:23 PM
Safe Cleaners indigo General Health Care 14 07-24-2007 03:44 AM
Safe to freeze? Eclectica Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 4 05-01-2007 08:59 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2005 - 2009, Parrot Forums.com