On 6/19/05, Kitty.J wrote:
> What exactly does this do to a bird when they eat it? Why
> is it so bad? I just want to know, no i have never fed
> this to my birds they look weird and i heard it is not
> good :)
Avocado, is one of the controversial foods that brings debate
and concern when speaking of birds.
Let me first say that with all of the other fresh vegetables
and fruits available to people to offer their birds, avocado
really isn't necessary.
It is my understanding that the pit, skin and darker flesh of
the fruit, under and close to the skin, are what is to be
considered toxic to birds. The lighter green fruit beyond
this and closer to the pit is considered safe and not an
As always, asking and seeking information is the best way to
make an informed decision when it comes to feeding our birds.