Double Yellow seems sick

by John

I found out the kids were giving my parrot crackers with salt on them for 2 weeks I noticed she hasnt been herself, I know salt isnt good for them , my ? is will this pass or what can I give her so she will feel better?

I know the easiest answer is take her to the vet but been out of work for a while and really cant afford a big vet bill, are there avian vets that would work with this situation, for the birds sake.

the male is healthy because he dont like crackers so I think it is narrowed down to the salty crackers, she still likes her apple treats and occasioal peanut {raw}

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Nov 04, 2011
Double Yellow seems sick
by: Linda

Both salt and processed sugar are poison for birds. The salt can and does cause kidney failure, so it would be a great idea to get her to an Avian Vet as quickly as possible. The kids need to be made aware that salt and sugar kill the birds as their bodies cannot process either of them.

Your bird should be eating only bird food. Even peanuts are very harmful to a bird's health as the peanut oil is a very bad kind of oil for birds and people.

Sugar in any form is a killer, and the smaller ones can die on the spot when overdosed with sugar or salt. Consider both to be poisons for your bird.


Nov 03, 2011
Bird eating salty crackers
by: Tracie

I guess the scary thing is that you are only suspecting this is the cause and it could be something else.

I would Find an Avian Vet now, make the appointment for a couple of days from now and then see if your bird drastically improves. If your bird seems completely well, then cancel the appointment for now.

Do save up the money to take your birds in for a check up and vaccine though. Most avian vets will take payments, so you only need to save up the first payment.

Are you feeding 80% healthy pellets and only 20% healthy treats? Feeding no pellets, colored pellets or pellets with high sugar and/or chemicals will weaken your bird's immune system and shorten their lives.

Our avian vet suggests birds eat either Harrison's or Roudybush pellets. ZuPreem, Lefeber and others cause health problems.

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