are green beans safe?

are fresh (uncooked) green beans...both the shell and/or the beans...healthy or not healthy tp feed to pet birds?

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Aug 03, 2009
Fertilizing Chemicals
by: Margaret

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Jul 08, 2009
Green Beans
by: Linda

Birds love fresh green beans, and they don't eat the outside casing, they like to pull the "zipper" and pick out the beans inside.

Only feed your birds organically grown green beans. You can grow them yourself or buy in a coop or health food store where they are certified organic.

The reason this is so important is that the hull of green beans soak up any chemicals like a sponge. The ones you find in regular chain grocery stores and even in some friend's or families' gardens are sometimes a chemical soup not healthy for you or your birds. The only safe green beans to give your birds are certified organic.

Organic farmers do not use any harmful pesticides on their crops. They use short-acting ones made from natural plants like the Pyrethra plant which is an herb. The oil is distilled and used in many natural preparations to treat plants for pests during growing season. Organic farmers also have methods for "charging up" the soil without the use of fertilizers. Fertilizer residue is just as dangerous as pesticide residue. Both are man-made chemicals and very harmful to our health and drinking water.

So buy organic fruits and veggies, especially those fed to your birds. They are so small, they cannot take chemicals in their foods. The chemicals will harm their kidneys, livers, pancreas, hearts and central nervous systems. Pesticide and fertilizer residue are killers plain and simple.Be careful about the kinds of feed you buy for birds, use none that have ANY preservatives or other dangerous chemicals that look out of place in the ingredients list. Harrisons makes a pellet that is cold extruded to hold in vitamins and minerals and it is made from certified organic ingredients with no preservatives. It will need to be refrigerated after opening.


Jul 08, 2009
Green beans for birds?
by: Tracie

Yes, green beans are safe, as long as they have not been sprayed with chemicals that will harm the bird.

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