Brown sugar figs safe for parrots?

by Teresa

I have a blue front amazon that is a year old. Can you feed them brown sugar figs?

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Aug 16, 2010
Birds & Figs
by: Anonymous

I feed my bird all kinds of fruits and fact, our local bird farm suggests feeding seed with fruits of veggies daily. I am not sure about figs, but wild birds eat them all of the time the only thing I am sure they cannot eat is avacado. Chocolate is not recommended because some birds can have a reaction to it which can be fatal. I know someone that feeds his bird mint n chip ice cream daily.

Jul 17, 2010
reply to Linda
by: Anonymous

Linda I'm not sure about the validity of your advice. My parrot has eaten things, though not a lot with sugar and salt and he is still alive and very healthy. I'm sorry but I don't know the answer but I do know that Linda is probably not a reputable source of information. I'm not saying that Sugar or Salt are good for them but to say it will kill them is most likely a gross exaggeration.

Editor's note: I think Linda was meaning that feeding your bird these things on a regular basis will eventually kill your bird, because their health will be destroyed.

Jul 13, 2010
Brown sugar figs safe for parrots?
by: Linda

I would not feed them to the bird as birds have a very sensitive digestive system, and figs even upset people's stomachs from time to time. Also, parrots can never eat ANYTHING WITH SUGAR OR SALT ON IT as both will kill them.

Feed your bird fruit like bananas, apples, grapes, and for veggies, dark green romaine lettuce, squash that is cooked, and baked sweet potato. Only feed fruit and veggies in very small amounts several times a week and make sure bird is eating basic diet of organic pellets. Tracie sells several kinds out here. Always feed organic pellets, fruit and veggies to make sure bird is not being poisoned with pesticides/fertilizer residue. Organic pellets, like Harrison's, are best because they do not have preservatives, dyes or any residue on them.


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