In a life-and-death situation when every minute counts for an animal, you can call the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center for 24-hour emergency information at 888-4ANI-HELP (888-426-4435).
First Aid Instructions following Toxic Exposure
Most food items that are safe and HEALTHY for us is also good for birds - with some exceptions:
Do not feed :
- avocado, guacamole, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, caffeine, the pits of apricots, peaches, plums, prunes, and the seeds of cherimoya fruit
- foods containing high amounts of salt, sugar, and grease, as well as preservatives, artificial coloring, and other additives
- drinks that contain caffeine, such as coffee and sodas, and teas that contains theobromine
- under-cooked or raw meat
- moldy foods
Make sure that any food to be fed to your birds is of the same quality as food made for human babies.
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Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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