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Is mash Potatoes safe to give budgies?

I gave my mash potatoes yesterday for the first time and they downed it there was nothing left. Is it safe?

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Cooked potatoes appear to be ok but raw and the plant itself is toxic. I would not feed cooked potato to my birds as there is mainly carbohydrate in it so it has no real benefit. But Sweet Potato is a vastly different matter. The Orange Kumera Sweet Potato (which is actually not a potato at all) is very good because it is high in Vitamin A. It can be given raw or cooked. My birds love it.
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It was a once and a lifetime thing. They most likely won't get it again. I bet if I gave them sweet potatoes they would down it also.

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Yeah I'd go with Kate's advice, but do always cook it! If your birdies love it I'm sure you can try again
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Yeah I'd go with Kate's advice, but do always cook it! If your birdies love it I'm sure you can try again
I only gave it to them because I didn't want to eat it.

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If I was unsure about giving my birds a certain food, I would not feed it to them unless I was for sure it's okay for them.
Like today I was wondering if I could feed my Kiki some oatmeal (maple and brown sugar kind). Anyone know about that?




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If I was unsure about giving my birds a certain food, I would not feed it to them unless I was for sure it's okay for them.
Like today I was wondering if I could feed my Kiki some oatmeal (maple and brown sugar kind). Anyone know about that?
I once gave my birds cabbage then read it wasn't good so I took it out quickly as for oatmeal I'm not sure I don't like oatmeal.

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There is oatmeal in my lorikeet mix Abby. It is not cooked but just the flakes and they are ground up. Brown sugar is safe and as far as I know there is no problems with maple syrup. But you would only give a very small amount. I have never given it cooked but it still would be ok. Personally I love oatmeal and often eat it in the winter. I also use Oatbran in my handraising mix. There would only be a small quantity of both the brown sugar and the maple syrup in the oatmeal I would assume. I have never tried that one as I usually just cook plain oats for myself.
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I love oatmeal. My favorite kind is the maple and brown sugar, so there is always some of that in the house. I had some earlier today, and Kiki kept trying to get some, but I wouldn't let her. I was tempted to let her have some, but I didn't risk it. I don't add any sugar or milk or anything, I just add warm water to what comes in the packets. I don't think it would be too harmful, but still.
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