can birds eat fenugreek seeds

What can your parrot eat? What should you avoid feeding your parrot? Below is a list of 250 (and counting) items that you may be considering to feed your parrot, but are unsure of their safety.

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I also use the following healthy foods with my birds: bananas, apples, pears, melons, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarine, pineapples, guavas, mangoes, and grapes (just a small amount because they are not very nutritious). Boiled or dry-roasted potatoes (a healthy substitute for the delectable but utterly unhealthy french fries) Swede (sorry, rutabas) potatoes cooked in water or with carrot in freshly squeezed orange juice Kale, cauliflower, cabbage, pumpkin (with seeds), spinach, and vegetable marrow Onions — either fresh, dry roasted or boiled. Garlic — same as for onions. Whole wheat, brown rice, pearl barley, oats, bulgur wheat. Fresh fruit sweetened natural yoghurt is a great way to enhance the environment in the digestive tract for naturally occurring, healthy flora and is a great source of beneficial bacteria. When used sparingly, low-fat or hard cheese can be a good source of oils and protein. As flavorings, onions, garlic, and very small amounts of cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and sweet bay can all be used. Dried, powdered chillis and paprika can be used reasonably liberally.

Bad foods are Avocado — highly toxic and rapidly fatal. Overly acidic and potentially containing traces of the toxin oxalic acid even after cooking, rhubarb Olives: too much oil or salt; if improperly prepared, they may contain harmful processing residues. Egg plants, or aubergines, may contain slightly elevated levels of solanin. While this substance is generally safe for humans in such quantities, it may cause upset stomachs or worse in parrots. Asparagus: The compound asparagin, which gives asparagus its distinctive flavor, can seriously upset stomachs. Chocolate: Theobromin, which gives chocolate its distinct flavor and is believed by some to have a calming, almost addictive effect on people, is toxic to parasites and has been linked to cardiac and respiratory issues that can eventually result in death. Anything that contains caffeine, such as tea or coffee, can eventually cause cardiac issues and, in rare circumstances, can also cause hyperactivity. Anything containing alcohol. Large amounts of milk or cream are improperly digested and can lead to digestive issues when consumed frequently over an extended period of time. Due to its high fat content and potential for the same digestive issues as milk and cream, butter The “jury is still out” when it comes to coriander, and I would use caution when using nutmeg as a flavoring because it can be deadly even in small doses.

There are undoubtedly a ton of other foods that should be added to the list of enemies, but I am at a loss for what to include. In my opinion, the best rule to follow when it comes to a parrot’s diet is “If in doubt, don’t.” There are a ton of excellent foods you can feed your bird without having to turn to ones that are dubious. Hope this helps.

What this table CAN do:

  • Provide a general overview of different foods based on information obtained from credible sources, such as avian nutritionists, through desk research.
  • Provide an indication of the food item’s safety that is “to the best of our knowledge” based on our evaluation of its nutritional value.

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Below is a list of 250 (and counting) items that you may be thinking about feeding your parrot but are unsure of their safety. What can your parrot eat? What should you avoid feeding your parrot?

To find the exact food you’re looking for, use your browser’s “search” or “find in page” functions. When a food item is highlighted, it serves as a link to the related article where you can read more about it!

FAQ

Is fenugreek good for birds?

Tariq et al., (2014) also reported that the birds fed on diet containing 1, 2 and 3% fenugreek seed significantly (P<0.05) increased the feed intake.

Will wild birds eat flax seeds?

Yes, many birds can eat flax seeds. They are a good source of nutrition for some bird species, like finches and sparrows. Just make sure to provide them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.