Toxic Foods for African Grey Parrots

African Grey Parrots are omnivorous and they almost eat everything they are offered. And as time passes they become a part of family just like a family member. They talk and respond to almost every activity in home. Due to this friendly bond with humans, many times people offer them different toxic foods unintentionally.

So a good owner must know about the toxic food for African grey parrots.

We have tried to jot down all the toxic foods here.

  • Avocado (toxic)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Apple seeds
  • Apricot pits
  • Asparagus
  • Chocolate (toxic)
  • Coffee / Caffeinated beverages
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Cherry pits
  • Chestnuts
  • Chives
  • Cumin
  • Chocolate
  • Cigarette tobacco
  • Dried Beans (toxic) [ Kidney, Lima Beans, Butter beans and all DRIED BEANS ]
  • Dairy products, except small amounts of plain organic yoghurt.
  • Dried fruits (containing sulphides or sulphates). Organic, sulphur free is good to feed.
  • Gatorade
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Milk/cream ~ all dairy~ with the exception of a small amount of plain white yoghurt
  • Nectarine pits
  • Olives
  • Onions (raw or cooked)
  • Parsley
  • Pits or seed of many fruits
  • Peach pits
  • Pear pits
  • Plum pits
  • Rhubarb
  • Tomato leaves, vines, stems (toxic)
  • High-fat, fried, salty or high-sugar food
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Nutmeg
  • Peanuts
  • Anything that you question or are unsure of – use common sense, just don’t feed it to your bird as it’s not worth taking a chance on their health / life.

If you think that your parrots is showing sings of illness after eating/drinking something take it to the nearest veterinary doctor.

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