How do I clean broccoli to get all the pesticides off?

I have a parakeet and I would like to feed him broccoli but I got it from the store, and it has pesticides on it so I was wondering how to get the pesticides off and make it safe for my parakeet. Thank you for your time.

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Mar 27, 2013
Cleaning pesticides off veggies
by: Tracie

There is no way to remove the poison because it is not only sprayed on the plants but fed to them as they grow. Please purchase organic veggies to share with your bird, then you won't have to worry about it.

It is great you want to share your fresh food, but make sure you are feeding 80% high quality pellets like Harrison's or Roudybush pellets, and not colored pellets or no pellets at all. Too many seeds will cause fatty liver disease and other health issues.

Here is our Avian Vet's Switching Birds To Pellets article in case you need this.

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