what can't they eat? - Talk Parrots Forums

Parrot Nutrition, Diet and Feeding Discuss parrot nutrition, diets, foods and feeding.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2015, 01:28 PM Thread Starter


 
ilovepets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 23
Posts: 1,148
Thanks: 35
Thanked 319 Times in 180 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
what can't they eat?

i know all of the general things that birds can't have (coffee, avocados, alcohol, etc.). but are there any beans or seeds that they can't have? i was thinking about buying a ban soup or 13 bean soup mix to sprout for them to see if they would like beans, but i want to know if there is any beans or seeds that would be unsafe. i have really been getting into sprouting again (for anyone who wants to know a fool proof way to sprout, find my "how to sprout seed! sticky) and so i thought sprouting beans would be fun!

also are their any fruits or veggies that are not recommended to feed them?

Leon Butch Baby Bird Pickles Bowie Bobby Leo Ace Cheerio
for my other pets: cat, rabbit, 6 fish tanks, 2 fire belly newts, 2 african dwarf frogs, 22+ crayfish, fish
ilovepets is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2015, 09:57 PM


 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 464
Thanks: 129
Thanked 287 Times in 179 Posts
Rep Power: 15
             
I think most beans as long as they are either cooked or sprouted are ok. It is some uncooked beans that you have to worry about. And you know the old adage. "If in doubt leave it out."
To be honest I am surprised a soup mix would sprout at all. I thought it would a very dry processed mix.
Any problems I have encountered sprouting can be mostly traced back to stale or old seeds, grains, beans. Fresh is best by far as the percentage that sprouts is much higher. And as they age so this rate drops off, and the more likely molds caused a problem in the rotten ones.
With the mung beans I get better than 90% strike rate and no bad ones.
Just thrown a bag of seeds out as they would not sprout. I cannot remember which they were.


A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.
clawnz is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 01:26 PM Thread Starter


 
ilovepets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 23
Posts: 1,148
Thanks: 35
Thanked 319 Times in 180 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
i have never tried sprouting beans, so i will have to see of the soup mix does sprout (who knows if my flock will even like it!)

Leon Butch Baby Bird Pickles Bowie Bobby Leo Ace Cheerio
for my other pets: cat, rabbit, 6 fish tanks, 2 fire belly newts, 2 african dwarf frogs, 22+ crayfish, fish
ilovepets is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 06:12 PM


 
wyrinth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NYC, USA
Posts: 1,058
Thanks: 1,411
Thanked 748 Times in 515 Posts
Rep Power: 12
       
Most beans should sprout....it's what kids use in science class and for science projects

Stitch Pikachu Thor Loki

BlazeCinder Sunday

Storm Sky
wyrinth is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 08:28 PM Thread Starter


 
ilovepets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 23
Posts: 1,148
Thanks: 35
Thanked 319 Times in 180 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
Budgies can eat anything that larger parrots can right?

Leon Butch Baby Bird Pickles Bowie Bobby Leo Ace Cheerio
for my other pets: cat, rabbit, 6 fish tanks, 2 fire belly newts, 2 african dwarf frogs, 22+ crayfish, fish
ilovepets is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2015, 03:35 AM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 99
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilovepets View Post
Budgies can eat anything that larger parrots can right?
Yes they can, but they don't tend to like all that much unless it's leafy and green

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2015, 06:55 AM Thread Starter


 
ilovepets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 23
Posts: 1,148
Thanks: 35
Thanked 319 Times in 180 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
We'll that it very true

The majority of the soup mix did sprout. I am feeding it with their sprouted seeds to see if they will eat some!

Leon Butch Baby Bird Pickles Bowie Bobby Leo Ace Cheerio
for my other pets: cat, rabbit, 6 fish tanks, 2 fire belly newts, 2 african dwarf frogs, 22+ crayfish, fish
ilovepets is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-10-2015, 06:41 PM


 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 464
Thanks: 129
Thanked 287 Times in 179 Posts
Rep Power: 15
             
Well I am in shock.
Goes to show I was totally wrong.
I stuff I see here as soup mix is nothing like fresh beans.
So I am sorry that I was so negative.


A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.
clawnz is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2015, 07:35 PM
 
MissyBird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 665
Thanks: 983
Thanked 376 Times in 287 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
I know onions are bad for birds, can cause heart issues.

Spouts are good, but must be kept very clean as they can grow bacteria quickly.
I haven't sprouted any beans in a long time and should do it again.

CometScooterSnowball
MissyBird is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2015, 05:35 PM Thread Starter


 
ilovepets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 23
Posts: 1,148
Thanks: 35
Thanked 319 Times in 180 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
well as expected, my guys didn't touch the beans! now that it is getting warmer, i will be growing fresh seed like i did last year but in a greater quantity. i am also going to try and grow spray millet!

Leon Butch Baby Bird Pickles Bowie Bobby Leo Ace Cheerio
for my other pets: cat, rabbit, 6 fish tanks, 2 fire belly newts, 2 african dwarf frogs, 22+ crayfish, fish
ilovepets is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to ilovepets For This Useful Post:
catalinadee (04-20-2015)
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 11:52 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Its a tricky question that what a bird cant eat???? bird tries to taste and eat almost everything that stuck in their beak but being a bird keeper its our responsibility to provide them some fresh fruits and pellets. Avoid to provide your birds some toxic seeds, it may be helpful for protein purpose but its too dangerous for bones
parrot zoo is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome