Posted by Lyn on 12/19/05
I don't know if you remember me but I can't find my
original post. You had asked me to let you know what the
necroscopy results were on my parrolet. He died from
cirrhosis of the liver. This was caused by aflatoxins in
the seeds. They are in the grains and legumes. This is
common from what I have been told and you can't see it by
the naked eye. I'm starting my birds on millk thistle.
Hopefully this will help if my other birds have this also
and maybe prevent it from happening.
I'm a little upset because the vet didn't tell me about
it. He told me there was nothing I could do. I'm the one
that read about it and asked him if it would be ok and if
it could possibly help. He told be yes it could and
wouldn't hurt my birds. My love birds are all still doing
good along with our pet cockatiel. I think they must be
tougher that parrolets. I even give the wild birds the
seeds I empty every day. There is alway seeds left and I
hate to throw them in the trash. I put them out for the
wild birds. I've probably killed some of them also. I'm
going to check into a different diet possibly that leaves
grains and legumes out. I don't know I have alot of
reading to do. The vet did say that it is in what human's
eat also. I had read that the FDA had approved so much
can be in what we eat. He said that they run corn under a
black light. This apparently shows it. Maybe I should
just get a black light. This should be an essential part
of every breeds supplies.
Posts on this thread, including this one
Michael, 12/19/05, by Lyn. Re: Lyn, 12/19/05, by Michael L. Re: Michael L., 12/19/05, by Lyn. Re: Re:Lyn, 12/19/05, by Michael . Re: Re:Michael L., 12/19/05, by Lyn. Re: Lyn, 12/19/05, by Michael L.