Posted by Jen on 6/25/09
On 4/19/09, Dan wrote:
> My 2 year olg grey is obsessed with grapes, but I heard
> that there could be a negative long-term impact on the
> liver. Any truth to this?
Most grapes (espescially the ones shipped in through chile
are treated with various gasses to make them dormant. This
keeps the grapes fresh through shipping and keeps them
looking nicer longer (think about it, grapes "go bad" much
more slowly than other fruits). It is the gas they are
treated with and not the grapes that pose health issues. Try
buying organic grapes, they arent treated with gas. Raw,
organic grapes have a lot of health benefits to our birds.
The bioflavanoids found in fresh fruit are not found in
pellets or seed mixes and help the birds synthisize various
vitamins. If you can, look for red grapes with seeds. They
are the healthiest for your bird.