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Old 10-18-2007, 03:06 AM
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SAFE fruits and veggies


FRUITS:
(no pits or cores)

Apples
Apricots
Banana
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Coconut
Cranberries
Fig
Grapefruit
Grapes
Guava
Honeydew
Kiwi
Mango
Oranges
Papaya
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Pomegranates
Raspberries
Star fruit
Strawberries
Tangerines
Watermelon


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VEGGIES

Asparagus
Beans
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cauliflower
Carrots
Celery
Chard
Chickpeas
Cilantro
Collard greens
Corn
Dark green lettuce
Endive
Kale
Lentils
Okra
Parsley
Pumpkin
Spinach
Sweet peas
Sweet pepper
Sweet potato
Tofu
Turnip greens
Water chestnut
Watercress
Yellow squash
Zucchini


BEANS

Most beans are safe however, throughly cook them to be safe. Anasazi, Black, Fava, Kidney, Lima, Navy, Pinto, and Soy esspecially have reports of being toxic and causing some digestive discomfort when uncooked. These should be limited if not avoided completly. Soy beans sprouted are ok but only when grown long enough. Lima beans, in my experience are ok as long as cooked well and not fed very frequently.
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I'm sure I've left out alot of foods so please feel free to add to the list.

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:06 AM
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Hmm, I found this list a few days ago, I'm pretty sure its safe. There might be repetitions of foods lol

Fruits With Out Seeds/Pits:
apples
apricots
bananas
berries
cantaloupe
cherries
cranberries
honeydew melon
kiwi
mango
oranges
papaya
peaches
pears
pineapple
plums
watermelon


Vegies w.o stems/roots:

asparagus

beets
beet greens
bok choy
broccoli
beet greens
brussel sprouts
carrots
carrot tops
celery
corn
chicory greens
chard
cilantro
collard greens
cucumbers
dark green lettuces
endive

fresh sprouts
green and yellow wax beans
kale
cooked lima beans 
mustard greens
peas and pods
parsley
pumpkin
red or green sweet peppers
romaine lettuce
spinach

turnip greens
watercress
yellow squash
zuchinni



Some other random foods that were on the list:

cooked chicken ---->VVV
cooked turkey-----> Aren't chicken and turkey also birds? lol
cooked lean meats
cooked fish
hard boiled eggs
scrambled egg
cottage cheese
yogurt



Be sure to check with someone with more knowledge first lol =P

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Honey is used in treat sticks like the one at http://www.petco.com/product/2262/Ka...ney-Stick.aspx So apparently it's OK. You're better off to stick with pasteurized honey though. Raw honey contains botulism spores. Adult humans can usually handle the spores but it's dangerous for infants. We don't know enough about the effect on birds to know if raw honey is safe for them.
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Escarole is fine to give to the birds, but as you noticed it does have a bitter taste which may put the bird off from eating it. Why?....because in the wild bitter is a signal to toxic.

If you look at the leaf posted there is a brown horizontal line across the center of the leaf. Cut this area out because from the break leads to decomposition and bacteria has started in that area. The same with the brown areas at the of the leaf.

ANY green leafy veggies used should always be blemish free and washed under running water....or mix some vinegar in wash to swish the leaf in and then rinse with water.
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