are cashews good for birds

Our feathered and furry friends are family. Because we share a bond with our beloved pets, we sometimes feel compelled to give them a special treat from our human diet. This being the case, Beyond has gotten a few questions like, “Can my pets eat cashews?” Feeding raw cashews to your pets depends upon what kind of beloved pet you are feeding. We love our pets too and want to be sure to answer this question for you so you can feel safe about feeding your pets raw cashews.

Forms of Cashews Birds Should Not Eat

Let’s examine the types of cashews and which ones are safe for birds before discussing how to share them at the bird feeder.

Birds should only be given unsalted and unseasoned cashews. Salt and other seasonings can be harmful to birds. Cashews can be eaten raw or roasted, but stay away from oil-roasted cashews because of the added fats. The likelihood of those fats turning the cashews rancid is much higher.

You can serve the cashews whole or in pieces, though the pieces are easier to eat for smaller birds.

You DON’T want to serve any cashews with chocolate coatings. Chocolate is toxic for birds–so keep those cashews for yourself!.

Similarly, don’t put any coated cashews at the bird feeder, including butter toffee, vanilla rum, honey roasted, and others. Those are just for you!.

And, as always, never serve rancid foods at the feeder.

Giving wild birds cashews as a snack can be a fun and healthy way to enhance their diet. As usual, make sure birds have access to a variety of foods and fresh water to ensure a healthy diet.

Woof! Can My Dog Eat Raw Cashews?

Since Beyond cashews are safe and non-toxic to dogs, you can usually feed them raw cashews. That does not, however, mean that you can give your dog an entire bag of cashews. As with almost everything, moderation is the best policy. Although eating raw cashews has many advantages, their high protein and fat content If your dog consumes too many raw cashews, it can lead to obesity and other problems. It can also seriously damage their pancreas.

You should also take into account the possibility that your dog has a cashew allergy. Dogs rarely have nut allergies, however some have been reported in veterinary medical journals. Try giving your dog just one cashew if he is pleading with you for one, then watch how your dog acts. Cut your dog off from raw cashews right away if he starts to show signs of swelling, itching, or hives.

No nut is the same as any dog, for that matter. Certain nuts, like macadamias, which are poisonous to our animal companions, are unquestionably harmful to dogs. It is strongly discouraged to feed mixed nuts to your dog for this reason. Fortunately, all you get with Beyond Raw Chocolates is 10% chocolate. Our cashews are processed in a facility that does not handle peanuts, and they are never combined with other nuts that could endanger your beloved dog.

Ultimately, raw cashews aren’t bad for your dogs, but they also aren’t the greatest option when it comes to food. For your cherished dogs, the best course of action is to err on the side of caution and continue using Scoobie snacks.

Meow! What About Feeding Cashews to My Cat?

As much as people claim that dogs and cats are completely different, when it comes to answering the question, “Can my pets eat cashews?,” the rules apply to both breeds of animals. Raw cashews are not poisonous or toxic to cats. However, they aren’t the most nutritious feline treat. Cats need a diet mostly comprised of protein. While cashews are rich in protein and other nutrients, your cat should not consume them as a food source. To put it another way, your cat would prefer cat food and treats to cashews.

FAQ

Are cashews OK for wild birds?

There is no evidence to suggest that cashews have any negative effects on birds when consumed in moderate amounts. In fact, many birds such as parrots, macaws, and cockatoos can safely eat cashews as part of a balanced diet, along with other nuts, fruits, vegetables, and seeds.

What nuts are not good for birds?

Peanuts in nearly every commercial parrot/seed diet are not human-grade. Even feeding human grade/organic peanuts can be a health hazard to your bird. With better nutrition available to our birds in almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, pistachios, TGF recommends that you leave peanuts out of your bird’s diet.

What are the best nuts for birds?

Peanuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds and other nuts are natural, nutritious, energy foods for many birds, especially woodpeckers, jays, chickadees, and nuthatches. Nuts are more expensive than sunflower seeds. But after you discover how much birds love nuts, there’s no turning back!

Do squirrels eat cashew nuts?

Squirrels aren’t picky eaters. The squirrels in my area enjoy peanuts, cashews, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. They also like fruit but will usually opt for nuts and seeds during cold weather because of the higher fat content.