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Old 08-01-2007, 03:06 AM
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Default Foods To Avoid

Here is a starter list of foods that you should NOT feed your tiel. Most of these are HIGHLY poisionous and should not be given under any circumstance.
Please continue adding things to the post so we can all learn from it.

Sugar (refined)
White Flour (refined)
Soda Pop
Dairy Products
Fried Foods
Raw Egg Whites
Raw Lima beans
Rhubarb leaves

***PLEASE wash all fruits and veggies as
they probably contain pestecides!***
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other foods to avoid are:

Food dyes
Sulfites (found in dried fruits and veggies to help preserve them-only from health food store)
Nuts (brazil nuts, almonds, imported nuts that have been polished/dyed)

Avoid feeding high fat foods; excess fat over time can cause fatty liver disease, obesity, diarrhea and oily feather texture. Excess fat in the diet can also interfere with the absorbtion of other nutrients, such as calcium.

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