When you’re eating and you see your pet bird looking at you, you’re probably tempted to share your food. Sharing food can be good for the process of bonding with your bird and a fun thing to do. However, not all human foods are to be shared with birds. In fact, there are some that you should never give to your bird, if you want it to stay alive and healthy for a long time. Knowing what these foods are will allow you to keep sharing foods while spending time together, but without health risks. On the following list, there are foods that you should avoid giving to your bird. Read it carefully, as it will help you have many happy years with your winged pet.
Chocolate is a tasty snack for humans and it may look appealing to your pet bird, but you need to know that you shouldn’t give it to it no matter how attracted the bird is to it. Chocolate contains a chemical which behaves as a toxin in a bird’s digestive and nervous system, which makes this treat very harmful. In a very small amount chocolate might not affect your bird’s health, but why risk it?
Chocolate poisoning in birds is a very serious thing, and the symptoms of the first stages of this poisoning are diarrhea and vomiting. If you give your bird chocolate in larger amounts or more frequently, the poisoning may reach fatal levels and without a timely veterinarian intervention you may lose your bird. If you want your bird to live a healthy and long life, keep all chocolate out of sight and reach.