Honey and sugar? - Talk Parrots Forums

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

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Honey and sugar?

Hi all,
I've been seeing a lot of birdie bread/cake recipes that contain sugar and honey, but I've heard a lot about how it's unhealthy for them. Can someone please tell me if this is true or not? And does anyone know and healthy substitutes if it is true? Thanks x
SunnysMummy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Also, what about Cheerios/special K ?
SunnysMummy is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 01:34 AM


 
ShannonH1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Age: 35
Posts: 2,479
Thanks: 28
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 22
               
Its fine. The only reason I know of people saying not to give it to them is because it can be fattening, but some won't hurt them. As for cheerios, if you mean like regular or honey nut, those are perfectly fine as well, mine love them.

Sent from my BlackBerry 9630 using Tapatalk
ShannonH1984 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ShannonH1984 For This Useful Post:
catalinadee (01-09-2013), katew (01-10-2013), Oni (01-09-2013)
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 04:04 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
                     
I never knew Shannon, thanks! (Won't let me thank you using tapatalk)

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 07:42 AM


 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,245
Thanks: 325
Thanked 620 Times in 487 Posts
Rep Power: 34
                     
Cheerios are ok as a treat but remember they are fortified for human consumption and to many can overdose your bird on some vitamins and minerals.
ParrotletsRock is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ParrotletsRock For This Useful Post:
catalinadee (01-09-2013), katew (01-10-2013)
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Oh okay x I've been avoiding making anything with sugar cos I've been too worried x i think sunny will be happy that my paranoia has subsided a bit xD she can have avi cakes again xx thank u guys xx
SunnysMummy is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 12:57 PM


 
KTyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 3,259
Thanks: 22
Thanked 362 Times in 298 Posts
Rep Power: 24
               
Sugar is ok in very small amounts and in moderation, just like anything else that they eat. I would stick to natural sugars though as they are much more healthy. So things like honey, sugars in fruit (fructose), etc. Processed white sugar I would just stay away from.



KTyne is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 02:29 PM


 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,245
Thanks: 325
Thanked 620 Times in 487 Posts
Rep Power: 34
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by KTyne View Post
Sugar is ok in very small amounts and in moderation, just like anything else that they eat. I would stick to natural sugars though as they are much more healthy. So things like honey, sugars in fruit (fructose), etc. Processed white sugar I would just stay away from.
I agree!!!
ParrotletsRock 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