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Old 06-22-2010, 06:06 PM
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Question Mark Can birds eat oatmeal every day?

So I gave my tiels oatmeal oats for the first time today. They really love it. It's just plain oatmeal oats from a container. Nothing in or on them. Can my birds eat this stuff as an every day snack? Or am I just supposed to give it to them as a treat?
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As long as the quantity they're eating is reasonable, I don't know of any reason they can't have it every day. Oat groats are a standard part of most birdseed mixes, and oatmeal oats are the same thing in flattened form. Oats are very nutritious but they're also fairly high in calories so don't go overboard with them.
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Hey I think I may give that a try as a weaning food! lol
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Hey I think I may give that a try as a weaning food! lol
Would that be a good idea? Wouldn't the texture be too much the same as their baby formula stuff? o.O

Just wondering. Lol.
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Just watch out that they don't impact the crop. Rolled oats are dry, and if they don't drink plenty of water with them they can build up in the bottom of the crop or in the GI tract from hehydration and contribute to GI stasis.
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Yeh I realized yesterday when I was feeding it to them I didn't know they were supposed to be cooked first. I was feeding it to them dry. I took it away after I realized it lol. It won't happen again >_<
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I was feeding it to them dry. I took it away after I realized it lol. It won't happen again
Dry is OK actually, as long as the quantity is a modest, non-crop-impacting amount. Birds eat a lot of dry food without problems, including raw dry oat groats in their seed mix.

I like to eat a little dry oatmeal myself - it's tasty that way!
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Oh okay well that's good to know. I was worried after I fed it to them xD

What does it mean when it's impacting their crop though?
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Crop impaction is when the crop is packed tight with food or other material that the bird can't digest. It's a major problem with baby birds who are getting food that is too difficult for them to digest. It usually doesn't happen with healthy adult birds unless they've done something crazy like eating a large amount of indigestible material. If the amount of oatmeal is moderate and your bird has access to drinking water, you shouldn't have any problems.
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Oh okay cool. Thank you
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