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Can Birds Eat These Foods?

I have/had 11 birds of my own and feed them a varied diet daily. I have quite a good idea about what my birds can or can't eat but as I read through the list of foods that are toxic to birds I noticed a few things weren't on the list.

Can birds eat Pineapple? I've heard they can't but I thought they could. I have also heard that some dried fruits can contain sulphur which can kill the birds. Are birds allowed Pumpkins or Eggplants? And can someone please tell me how much coffee a kakariki (or just cockatiel sized bird) can handle before the caffiene affects his body? I don't give my bird caffiene drinks but my mother always does. I tell her not to because i have heard it speeds up their heart until its too fast for them and they die, but she still does. She claims "he stole it" but i catch her giving it to him quite often.

Please try and answer as many of my questions as you can. I figured I should ask since it's better safe than sorry. Please also tell me if the things i've been told about these things are true or if they are just myths.

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P.s For a special lunch every Saturday is it okay to give my Kakariki and Budgie a small bowl of San Remo Cous Cous with peas and corn or is this bad for them?



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I would give a big no to birds having ANY coffee pineapple is fine, sulfur is bad, pumpkin is fine but I believe egg plant is a no go. I bought my self a dehydrator and I make my own dried fruits and veggies for the birds. They're inexpensive, saves you so much compared to bags of dried food! And they're super safe to use

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I would give a big no to birds having ANY coffee pineapple is fine, sulfur is bad, pumpkin is fine but I believe egg plant is a no go. I bought my self a dehydrator and I make my own dried fruits and veggies for the birds. They're inexpensive, saves you so much compared to bags of dried food! And they're super safe to use
I had no idea about home dehydrators. Researching now!

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