Toxic Or Possibly Harmful Foods
Posted 11 May 2007 - 05:37 PM
Please feel free to add your Toxic or Possibly Harmful Food suggestions.
You can also refer to the Nutrition Table in the Quakerparrots.com article section.
Note: This list is based solely upon the personal experiences and opinions of the poster. Quakerparrots.com makes no guarantees about its accuracy or suitability for every bird, or its completeness.
Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:25 AM
Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:21 PM
There isn't one ...
We started the thread so members could add their thoughts on toxic or harmful foods .. When we get a few items listed I will add them to the first post ..
There is however a link in the first post that takes you to a table in QP.com website where you will find some bad foods listed..
Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:46 AM
My husband and I started getting in the habit of making our own soda since all the sodas out there have either too much sugar or artifical sweeteners which make me sick. We make a 50/50 mix of plain seltzer water (nothing but carbonated filtered water) and apple juice with sometimes a dash of 100% pure cranberry juice concentrate.
My QP absolutely loves the stuff though I only let her get a few sips. It was hilarious the first time she tried it. I had a cup that I had not drunk from yet and I was standing next to her so of course she wanted to try it. One sip, and she does this double take like "wow! that was not water, yum, I want more"
Anyhow is it bad for her to occasionally have a little bit? Is cranberry ok for QPs?
Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:27 PM
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:05 PM
Something else I want to warn about - particularly people in the UK as Marks & Spencers has just introduced them in their produce section: sweet pea shoots. It sounds like a lovely treat for your fids, right? Variety and all that. Well, if you scroll down all those very lengthy lists, you'll see "sweet pea" listed as dangerous. Stay away from them!
Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:45 PM
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:46 AM
It appears that the sites listing sweet pea as toxic are talking about Lathyrus spp.
However, there is also an edible plant out there that is called sweet pea. That is probably something called Pisum sativum. I am not a pea expert, though.
The info about lactose came from my vet.
Posted 10 June 2007 - 11:27 PM
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 05:32 AM
She still has that cough after being on Baytril for 9 days. She is eating well and playing and doesn't seem sick except upon waking up and settling in for the night and nap time. That's when she starts coughing. When she slows down and is not playing. I'm waiting to hear from the vet as to the next step. I've only had her for 3 wks. (she's 10 wks old)