Peanuts - are they good or bad for mini macaws

by Terri
(California)

I need some advice. I've read where peanuts are not a good food for any type of parrots. I also read where peanuts can make a mini macaw nasty. My yellow napped macaw (mini macaw) loves them. I only feed her 4 peanuts broken in half and it does seem like when she eats them she tends to bite me more. Could the peanuts be causing this. I will be gently touching her trying my best to avoid the pinfeathers when she'll bite me hard. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Oct 08, 2015
Peanuts make birds cranky?
by: Tracie

I don't know that there has been any scientific studies, not much money in that, but many people report that peanuts make their birds cranky.

On a side note, my dear hubby goes from calm and sweet to "incredible hulk" personality when he has peanut products. They are not allowed in my house. :P

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