palm fruit extract

I recently bought palm fruit extract from a bird pet shop. It says on the label that it is good for a parrot's feathers and vocallity and it seems as if my birds enjoy it. I have two ringneck parakeets, is it safe for them to eat this?

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Aug 09, 2010
Palm fruit extract safe
by: The Avian Vet

Yes, this is very safe, but it is meant to be a supplement and should be given in small amounts. Please be sure to read the instructions on the bottle for the amounts to give. There is a product I recommend that is organic red palm oil, that is sold under the name Sunshine Factor.

Dr B

Aug 07, 2010
palm fruit extract
by: Linda

As I understand it, most palm fruit is not good for birds. I would call the manufacturer and have a nice chat with them BEFORE giving this to your birds. Just because you buy it in a pet shop does not mean it is good for your bird as I've found supposed healthy bird food containing chemicals used in the making of rubber tires and face creams.

Tracie carries some organic cold-pressed Red Palm Oil here that is very good and safe for birds. It is used in the Birdy Bread mix Harrisons' makes which is also found here. Your birds need to be eating a high quality organic pelleted diet like Harrison's
or another of the ones Tracie has here. It is not one item that makes a diet healthy, it is the overall diet which should consist of organic pellets, only 10-15% organic fruit and veggies which means small smounts a few times a week. It also means no people food, pasta, nuts(this includes peanuts which have horrible effects on bird and people's bodies), pizza or any other salty, sugary, fatty foods made for people.

Here is a link to an article about changing birds from seed to pellets written by an Avian Vet:

Switching Birds to Pellets article

Thanks much for writing and be sure and call manufacturer about the Palm extract. When feeding Harrisons', you do not need to supplement with anything other than the Palm Oil that goes into the Birdy Bread mix as pellets are 100%, cold extracted, nutrition and Avian Vet endorsed.


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