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hi all am new to this site so hello to all,just made my grey her fruit/veg bowl and I know to avoid seed pips ect but what about cherry toms they seem to have seed like things in them are these ok????
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Cherry Tomatoes? Not sure if they are good for Parrots, do a quick Google search and it should let you know. :P
If you don't want to do that I am sure someone else will pipe up soon!

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I believe that tomatoes in general are not recommended and that the plant is toxic. I avoid them

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I have not seen or read that anyone has fed their parrot tomatoes, I would avoid them all together

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The tomato itself is fine for most parrots, there is always a chance you have one that is sensitive just like in humans, in which case do not feed them.

The plant itself is completely toxic so no leaves, stems etc.

My guys loves tomatos, cherry tomatos, big tomatos etc. they enjoy it raw and cooked. However they can be quite acidic so not something I feed mine everyday.
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mmmmm I think I will leave them out from now on but thanks for your help guys.
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German bird forums tell the same as Amelia does.
The tomato fruit is fine, but the rest of the plant is toxic.
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Correct, all green parts are a no-no so, when you get a tomato with the calyx (the little green 'crown') still attached to it, you should remove it same as you would do for human consumption but tomatoes are perfectly fine for birds. As a matter of fact, there are few veggies that are as nutritious as a tomato because they are not only high in betacarotene (vit A precursor) and vit C, they also have the antioxidant lycopene, which destroys free-radicals and contributes to bone health, as well as enzymes that lower bad cholesterol, triglycerides and prevent clumping of platelets (all related to cardio-vascular health).

My parrots, canaries and finches have been eating tomatoes (cherry, grape and regular) both fresh and in paste (I add it to the water where I cook their whole grains in) for over 20 years without a single problem.
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