sindhu_sindhu76 asked in PetsBirds · 1 decade ago

i have a parrot 4 years old,my parrot is eating ice-cream,cool drink,coffee,tea,pappads,chocalate,cream?

is it good for her health.

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when i eat those eatable specified , my parrot come nearby me and make noise / telling her name [i have taught my parrot to talk little ] ..it implies that she needs it..my parrot is independent at my home..i dnt put it in cage

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This question is obviously a put-on. It is impossible for me to imagine anyone these days actually giving a bird stimulants such as coffee, tea and chocolate. Contrary to what most of today's bird owners think, a sip (mind you, just a sip) of such beverages--or even of whiskey, as in pirate days--would be unlikely to cause lasting harm, although parrot tolerance to such things undoubtedly varies by species, and some beverages are worse than others (the more caffeine, the worse the beverage.) Several decades ago, before they found out it was "bad," my parents would let their parrots have occasional snacks of chocolate ice cream. One bird lived to be 36; its death was unrelated to any consumption of chocolate ice cream.

    I go along with conventional wisdom that parrots should not be given human stimulants. The methylxanthines (caffeine, etc.) are toxic to the pets we love. Judging by parrot behavior, their brains seem to be stimulated enough without adding to it. There are recent reports (see link below) of a wild kea dying of a chocolate overdosage; the 20 gm of dark chocolate found in his crop at necropsy is a huge amount, but he was dead before it had all metabolized.

    We now know that chocolate contains healthy antioxidants, so it MIGHT be that, if you removed the theobromine in chocolate, a little chocolate would be good for birds. Cocoa antioxidants have demonstrated health benefits in laboratory animals.

    However, most chocolate (and, obviously, ice cream) contains too much fat also, which is deleterious in the sense that it provides "empty calories" as well as being saturated. The saturated fat in chocolate and ice cream is "bad" for a separate reason, in that it may contribute to atherosclerosis in parrots and humans.

    I never heard of pappads before, but a Yahoo! search suggests that they are not particularly healthy because they are made with oil (bad calorie wise, and perhaps otherwise, depending on the oil), rice flour (most likely not whole grain, therefore deficient in nutrients), and salt (parrots cannot excrete sodium as efficiently as humans, so salt is even worse for them than for us.)

    The other side of feeding birds foods that are, at best, only a little harmful, is that the birds are not getting the micronutrients they need. Only if you want your bird to have a nightmare old age, if your bird is to have an "old age" at all, then feed your bird the way you suggest in your question.

    As I said at the beginning, the question is obviously a joke. If anyone were actually feeding his or her bird that way, I would suggest contacting the animal welfare authorities.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Your parrot should not be eating any of the above. In severe moderation, your bird could have some vanilla ice cream but it's not healthy for them. All the other foods you have listed are toxic to parrots.

    Your bird should be on a diet like this;

    http://www.feedyourflock.com

    http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com

    With supplements of fruits and veggies (no pits). A seed diet or the diet you are providing will cut your bird's life span in half.

    Source(s): Professional Bird Trainer
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  • 1 decade ago

    You are killing your bird by letting her have that kind of diet! She doesn't know those things are bad for her! Do you think they were made to eat that stuff in the wild? No! A bird's natural instinct when it's hungry will never be to go to Dairy Queen and buy an ice cream sandwich! Their bodies cannot handle stuff like that! Take her to an avian vet IMMEDIATELY and if she lives long enough, change her diet to pellets, vegetables, and seeds, and never give her any of that stuff you mentioned again! And if you ever decide to get another pet, learn what it's supposed to eat first!

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  • 1 decade ago

    No bird should have anything that you have listed here. These are all TOXIC to birds, and you may kill your Parrot giving these to him/her.

    Things that can be replaced would be apple sliced (no seeds as they contain cyanide), dark leafy green vegetables (my birds al love spinach the most, but yours might like something such as cilantro or kale), carrots, mashed potatoes (no salt or milk...great sub would be non dairy coffee creamer), unsalted peanuts in limited amounts, well cooked chicken or beef, green seedless grapes, and pasta. There are many more foods that you can safely give to your Parrot, but these are the most common.

    Good luck!

    Source(s): Owner of private Parrot Refuge & certified avian Specialist
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  • 1 decade ago

    Parrot should eat bird's food! Ice cream, coffee, chocolate...That is not evn good for humans, imagine for a bird!! Take care of him and help him being healthy!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No that is not healthy food for a parrot. You should feed it fruits, vegatables, and a parrot food from the pet store. If you feed your bird healthy foods it will live longer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You should never feed your bird avacado, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, or salty foods. Avacado and chocolate will kill your bird rather quickly. You should also stay away from dairy products. Your bird only needs plain drinking water, unless your vet has prescribed a supplement that has to be mixed in her water. As far as food, your bird only needs pellets and fresh veggies, as a treat fruit. Most fruits are high in sugar, which isn't too healthy for your bird. You can give them nuts, such as pecans, walnuts, cashews, and almonds as long as they unsalted. No peanuts, they are high in fat. For the most part, people food is not healthy for your bird. I would recommend consulting a Avian vet to better understand their diet. Most of the info. out there isn't very specific. It says your bird needs grains, such as beans, but does not say what type of beans they can have. Not all beans are good for them. I thought I was doing good with my Amazon's diet until I took her to the Avian vet.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    um... no. Animal's diets were never meant to be complex by giving them people food. Animal's diets are rightly limited by nature. Their bodies don't have the resiliance or tolerance for people food. Just because a pet likes something it shouldn't be eating, doesn't make it right.

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  • 1 decade ago

    your not ment to feed them coffe cause it can kill them so i would stop giving it tht short of stuff and when he comes up and wants some food of yours give it an apple piece

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  • Roxi
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    1 decade ago

    Personally I'd let her.

    People don't eat only healthy things, do they?

    Just let your parrot be its crazy, funny self.

    As long as you don't overdo it...but I'm sure you know that.

    Source(s): Many years of raising parakeets.
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