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Tuna?

I saw someone on youtube giving their parrotlet tuna... Is that a good thing? We dont eat it often but if its something that they may like and its good for them Ill save some when we have it

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I dont know the nutritional value tuna has for birds but I found on here its listed as safe.
https://www.talkparrots.com/showthread.php?t=1412.

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chicken
fish (thoroughly cooked and bones removed)
lamb
liver (although like kids, very few birds will eat this)
ribs (okay on occasions, but birds have a hard time digesting pork, so use beef ribs)
roast beef (no pink showing)
salmon (water packed, canned is the best for birds; it is high in omega-6 fatty acids)
steak
tuna fish (water packed and low in sodium)
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Just be cautious of giving too much fish of any kind -- if only because fish tends to be high in mercury (some types more than others) and other strange contaminants from the water. I can't imagine a little bit would hurt if other places have listed it as safe. I mean, birds in the wild eat fish...maybe not parrots, though. Not sure, but in moderation I can't see why it would be a problem.
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OK Thanks guys I thinnk we nake tuna like every other month but Im not sure if Im going to give it to them anyway.

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I bet if you can eat it the birds could eat it, TO SOME EXTENT. There is a lot of polutants in the ocean, but it depends how much by the different places you get it.


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I'm sure you could feed it, but it doesn't seem like something that would appeal to a parrot in my opinion. I mean I was at my friends last night and there was no food in the house except for a can of tuna so I drained it, put a ton of pepper in it and drowned it in vinegar and I STILL could not stand the stuff

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Oh I like it with salt and pepper, maybe it was a different brand?


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They say birds have fewer taste buds than people. So the theory is they can't taste as much, so they like strong foods. I do not know if anything about that theory is true or not.


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Tuna I have many birds and parrots but i have never give them a tuna ever. is it good for their health?
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http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/seafo...-parrots-diet/

you guys might be interested in this

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