Jump to content


MOVING

The forum has been moved to a new server.

Please visit QuakerParrotForum.net

and register there to participate in the community.

 

We will do our best to maintain these archives so that you can still search and find answers to your Quaker questions!


Photo

Toxic Or Possibly Harmful Foods


  • Please log in to reply
86 replies to this topic

#81 Desire

Desire

    Member

  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:United States
  • Country:United States

Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:41 PM

I believe birds are lactose intolerant, which means they cannot digest the milk products properly. Many animals r this way actually. When the milk is cooked as in baking it breaks down the enzymes the birds cannot digest.So using milk in recipes is fine.I'm not an expert but it works this way with humans alot of times.


I read on another website that quakers can eat cottage cheese, so now I'm confused lol should I not let my baby have any? And do you know if the seeds inside a kiwi are dangerous for quakers because I know they cant have any seeds or pits is this the same for the lil black ones in kiwi, really curious because I bought her some and cut the outside without the seeds and she seemed to really like it. She is only 12 weeks old so I am curently trying out new foods with her lol

#82 jaytee

jaytee

    Adv Member

  • Members
  • 4,380 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:S. E. Fl.
  • Country:U S

Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:07 PM

The post you quoted isn't completely accurate. When cooked, no prob.

Mammals produce Lactate, an Enzyme required for digesting Lactose. Birds don't produce this Enzyme. However, because of the processing, a taste of hard cheese, like mozzarella, and cottage cheese, won't hurt. In some cases, low-fat, unsweetened yogurt can be a good thing.

Avoid milk, and ice cream, though. Too much Lactose.

I responded to the kiwi in the shout box. ;)

Welcome to QP.com. :)

Edited by jaytee, 07 November 2011 - 11:11 PM.


#83 MagicTearz

MagicTearz

    Member

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:harpersferry,wv
  • Country:wv

Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

SAFE BRANCHES
Posted Image
Posted Image

The following materials
are not safe if toxic
chemicals or insectides
have been sprayed on
them. Before installing
them in any cage, scrub
all branches with a
non-toxic disinfectant,
then rinse and
dry well.


ASPEN
ASH
BEECH
BIRCH
CITRUS (ANY)
DOGWOOD
DRAGONWOOD
ELM
EUCALYPTUS
GUAVA
MADRONA
MAGNOLIA
MANZANITA
MAPLE (except for RED MAPLE)
NUT (EXCEPT
CHESTNUT & OAK)
PAPAYA
PINE
POPLAR
PRUNE
RIBBONWOOD
SASSAFRAS
THURLOW
VINE MAPLE
WILLOWS:
(GOAT, PUSSY &
WEEPING)









SAFE FOLIAGE Posted Image

Posted Image

ACACIA
ALOE
AFRICAN VIOLET
BABY'S TEARS
BAMBOO
BEGONIA
BOSTON FERN
BOUGAINVILLEA
CHICKWEED
CHRISTMAS CACTUS
CISSUS (KANGAROO
VINE)
COLEUS
CORN PLANT
CRABAPPLE
DANDELION
DOGWOOD
DONKEY TAIL
DRACAENA VARIETIES
FERNS: (BIRD'S NEST,
BOSTON, MAIDENHAIR)
FIGS: (CREEPING,
RUBBER,
FIDDLE LEAF, LAUREL
LEAF)
GARDENIA
GRAPE IVY
HEN AND CHICKENS
IMPATIENS
JADE PLANT
KALANCHOE
MAGNOLIA
MARIGOLDS
MONKEY PLANT
MOTHER-IN-LAW
NASTURTIUM
NATAL PLUM
NORFOLK ISLAND PINE
ORCHIDS
PALMS: (ARECA, DATE,
FAN, LADY, PARLOUR,
HOWEIA, KENTIA,
PHOWNIX)
PEPPEROMIA
PETUNIA
PITTOSPORUM
PRAYER PLANT
PURPLE PASSION
ROSE
RUBBER PLANT
SENSITIVE PLANT
SNAKE PLANT
SPIDER PLANT
SWEDISH IVY
THISTLE
VELVET NETTLE
WANDERING JEW
WAX PLANT
WHITE CLOVER
YUCCA
ZEBRA PLANT
ZINNIA



TOXIC PLANTS Posted Image

Posted Image

ARUM LILY
AMARYLLIS
APRICOT TREE
ARALIA
ARROWHEAD VINE
AUTUMN CROCUS
AUSTRALIAN
FLAMETREE
AUSTRALIAN
UMBRELLA TREE
AVOCADO
AZALEA
BANEBERRY
BEANS: (CASTOR,
HORSE, FAVA,
BROAD, GLORY,
SCARLET RUNNER,
MESCAL, NAVY,
PREGATORY
BIRD OF PARADISE
BISHOP'S WEED
BLACK LAUREL
BLACK LOCUST
BLEEDING HEART OR
DUTCHMAN'S
BREECHES
BLOODROOT
BLUEBONNET
BLUEGREEN ALGAE
BOXWOOD
BRACKEN FERN
BUCKTHORN
BULB FLOWERS:
(AMARYLLIS,
DAFFODIL,
NARCISSUS,
HYACINTH &
IRIS)
BURDOCK
BUTTERCUP
CACAO
CAMEL BUSH
CASTOR BEAN
CALADIUM
CANA LILY
CARDINAL FLOWER
CHALICE (TRUMPET
VINE)
CHERRY TREE
CHINA BERRY TREE
CHRISTMAS CANDLE
CLEMATIS (VIRGINIA
BOWER)
CLIVIA
COCKLEBUR
COFFEE (SENNA)
COFFEE BEAN
(RATTLEBUSH,
RATTLE BOX &
COFFEEWEED
CORAL PLANT
CORIANDER
CORNCOCKLE
COYOTILLO
COWSLIP
CUTLEAF PHILODENDRON
DAFFODIL
DAPHNE
DATURA STRAMONIUM
(ANGEL'S TRUMPET)
DEATH CAMUS
DELPHINIUM
DEVIL'S IVY
DIEFFENBACHIA
(DUMB CANE)
ELDERBERRY
ELEPHANT EAR (TARO)
ENGLISH IVY
ERGOT
EUCALYPTUS (DRIED,
DYED OR TREATED
IN FLORAL
ARRANGEMENTS)
EUONYMUS (SPINDLE
TREE)
EUPHORBIA CACTUS
FALSE HELLEBORE
FLAME TREE
FELT PLANT
(MATERNITY, AIR &
PANDA PLANTS)
FIG (WEEPING)
FIRE THORN
FLAMINGO FLOWER
FOUR O'CLOCK
FOXGLOVE
GLOTTIDIUM
GOLDEN CHAIN
GRASS: (JOHNSON,
SORGHUM, SUDAN &
BROOM CORN)
GROUND CHERRY
HEATHS: (KALMIA,
LEUCOTHO, PEIRES,
RHODODENDRON, MTN.
LAUREL, BLACK LAUREL,
ANDROMEDA & AZALEA)
HELIOTROPE
HEMLOCK: (POISON &
WATER)
HENBANE
HOLLY
HONEYSUCKLE
HORSE CHESTNUT
HORSE TAIL
HOYA
HYACINTH
HYDRANGEA
IRIS
IVY: (ENGLISH & OTHERS)
JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT
JASMINE (JESSAMINE)
JERUSALEM CHERRY
JIMSONWEED
JUNIPER
KY. COFFEE TREE
LANTANA (RED SAGE)
LARKSPUR
LILY OF THE VALLEY
LILY, ARUM
LOBELIA
LOCOWEED (MILK
VETCH)
LOCUSTS, BLACK/
HONEY
LORDS & LADIES
(CUCKOOPINT)
LUPINE
MALANGA
MARIJUANA (HEMP)
MAYAPPLE
(MANDRAKE)
MEXICAN BREADFRUIT
MEXICAN POPPY
MILKWEED, COTTON
BUSH
MISTLETOE
MOCK ORANGE
MONKSHOOD
MOONSEED
MORNING GLORY
MTN. LAUREL
MUSHROOMS,
AMANITA
MYRTLE
NARCISSUS
NECTARINE TREE
NETTLES
NIGHTSHADES:
(DEADLY, BLACK,
GARDEN, WOODY,
BITTERSWEET,
EGGPLANT,
JERUSALEM CHERRY)
OAK
OLEANDER
OXALIS
PARSLEY
PEACE LILY
PEACH TREE
PERIWINKLE
PHILODENDRONS:
(SPLIT LEAF, SWISS
CHEESE, HEART-LEAF)
PIGWEED
PLUM TREE
POINCIANA
POINSETTIA
POISON IVY
POISON HEMLOCK
POISON OAK:
(WESTERN & EASTERN)
POKEWEED
POTATO SHOOTS
POTHOS
PRIVET
PYRACANTHA
RAIN TREE
RANUNCULUS,
BUTTERCUP
RAPE
RATTLEBOX,
CROTALARIA
RED MAPLE
RED SAGE (LANTANA)
REDWOOD TREE
RHUBARB LEAVES
RHODODENDRONS
ROSARY PEA SEEDS
SAGO PALM
SAND BOX TREE
SCHEFFLERA
SKUNK CABBAGE
SORREL (DOCK)
SNOW DROP
SPURGES: (PENCIL
TREE, SNOW-ON-MTN,
CANDELABRA,
CROWN OF THORNS)
STAR OF BETHLEHEM
SWEET PEA
SWISS CHEESE PLANT
(MONSTERA)
TANSY RAGWORT
TOBACCO
UMBRELLA PLANT
VETCH: HAIRY/COMMON
VIRGINIA CREEPER
WATTLE
WEEPING FIG
WHITE CEDAR, CHINA
BERRY
WISTERIA
YEWS
YELLOW JASMINE




HOUSEHOLD TOXINS
Posted Image
Posted Image

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
AMMONIA
ANTIFREEZE
ANT SYRUP or PASTE
ARSENIC
ASBESTOS
AUTO PRODUCTS
BATHROOM CLEANERS
BLEACH
BORIC ACID
CAMPHOPHENIQUE
CARBON MONOXIDE
CARPET CLEANERS
CARPET FRESHENERS
CHARCOAL FLUIDS
CHLORDANE
CHLORINE
CIGARETTE SMOKE
CLINITEST TABLETS
COPPER/BRASS CLEANER
CORN & WART REMOVER
DEODORANTS
DETERGENTS
DIAZINON
DISINFECTANTS
DRAIN CLEANERS
EPOXY GLUE
FELT TIP MARKERS
FLEA PRODUCTS
FLOOR POLISH
FORMALDEHYDE
FURNITURE POLISH
GARDEN SPRAYS
GASOLINE
GUN CLEANERS
HAIR DYES & SPRAYS
HERBICIDES
INSECTICIDES
IODINE
KEROSENE
LIGHTER FLUID
LYE
MATCHES
MELALEUCA OIL
MODEL CEMENT
MOTHBALLS
MURIATIC ACID
MUSHROOMS
NAILPOLISH/REMOVER
NITROGEN DIOXIDE
OVEN CLEANER
OVERHEATED NON-STICK
COOKWARE
PAINT & THINNER
PERFUME
PERMANENTS(HAIR)
PESTICIDES
PHOTO SOLUTIONS
PINE OIL
PINE SOL
RX DRUGS
RODENTICIDES
RUBBING ALCOHOL
SCENTED CANDLES
SHAVING LOTION
SHELLAC
SHOE POLISH
SNAIL BAIT
SPOT REMOVERS
SPRAY STARCH
STRYCHNINE
SULFURIC ACID
SUPER GLUE
SUNTAN LOTIONS/OILS
SURGICAL ACRYLICS
TEA TREE OIL
TURPENTINE
WAX
WEED KILLERS
WINDOW CLEANERS
WOOD PRESERVATIVES


#84 Ginarae

Ginarae

    Newbie

  • New Members
  • 3 posts
  • Country:United States

Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:00 PM

Avocados, chocolate in any form, caffeine in any form, raw or green potatoes, alcohol in any form, rhubarb, plums, salted chips, pretzels, crackers (these are made with super iodized salt), any greasy foods (such as fried chicken and chips), dried fruit that has been treated with sulfur dioxide, peanut shells (unsalted peanuts are fine), salt, butter, any of the cabbage family, grapefruit, lemons or lemon juice, onions, mushrooms, seeds from apples, pears, cherry pits, nectarine pits, etc.(they contain cyanide). These are all very toxic and indigestible for birds.

Can you tell me why the veggies in the cabbage family are bad?  I feed broccoli and cauliflower, as they were listed as good veggies on a variety of forums.  I just really want to do the best for her and don't want to "kill" her with kindness.



#85 cnyguy

cnyguy

    Adv Member

  • Members
  • 3,396 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Syracuse, NY
  • Country:United States

Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

Here is an informative article about feeding cabbage to parrots-- it's not recommended mainly because it offers little nutritional value. http://animals.pawna...-bird-3768.html

 

Broccoli and cauliflower are generally thought of as good choices to feed a parrot. This article mentions them, along with some other good things that parrots can eat. http://birds.about.c...0tastytreat.htm



#86 LindeeV

LindeeV

    Adv Member

  • Members
  • 724 posts
  • Country:U.S.A.

Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

I feed broccoli and cauliflower to mine, and kale as well. They get a variety of foods, and I think broccoli, cauliflower and kale are decent choices with good nutritional value.

 

doesn't make them gassy either.....wink.png 



#87 Oteyspeople

Oteyspeople

    Adv Member

  • Members
  • 134 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Southwestern Virginia
  • Country:usa

Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:44 AM

Otey only eats broccoli if it's either tied to a branch or on a kabob stick.

 

For the bulk of his green stuff, I keep a medium-sized plastic flower pot on top of his cage. I let discarded seeds grow a little, & put a variety of fresh things on bamboo kabob sticks. Shove the sticks into the dirt, and instant forage forest. He really likes the green pepper sponge & fresh apple slices. Both he & Lovey seems to like banana chunks after they've gotten brown & yucky.