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DustinDeWind

Naw,you're good man .


Birthday_Cakeman

What type of bird is that? Absolutely gorgeous!


RVNr_h

He's a blue headed pionus. Thank you ❤️


Birthday_Cakeman

I've never seen a Blue Headed Pionus. I've been leaning about birds for going on three years now and I still feel like a learn about a new species everyday! He's a gorgeous little guy! Thank you for taking care of him and for going into bird medicine!


TheEmeraldDodo

What type is that, it is adorable!!


RVNr_h

He's a blue headed pionus. Thank you ❤️


JustAthinking2

What species? That is a very nice blue.


RVNr_h

He's a blue headed pionus. ❤️


sixmam

Please don't give your parrot peanuts. The risk for aflatoxin poisoning is not worth it.


RVNr_h

Thank you but it's already been discussed at length in previous comments.


BirbMaster1998

That's a very pretty bird


SagacityEnigma

~~Peanuts are not healthy. Please DON’T let your parrot eat them.~~


RVNr_h

He is on a pelleted diet and gets monkey nuts as a very rare treat. They are fine as long as they are not over fed due to being very fatty. One will not kill him.


AnonymousDooting

Peanuts also are known to carry certain fungus that's practically incurable when it infects parrots (I've at least never heard of one being cured)


RVNr_h

It's aspergillus and it can be cured depending on how far along it is. Whether there are plaques in the air sacs, trachea etc. Nebulisation is key to the treatment as it delivers medication straight to the airways. I just attending a talk regarding the endangered kakapo in new Zealand that were affected. Unfortunately, 2 passed away as it was pretty far along when discovered but 6 were successfully treated and released back to the wild. Storage in a cool, dry place is key to stopping fungal issues. And throw them away if you see any issues.


SagacityEnigma

It won’t kill, but it’s still unhealthy.


RVNr_h

Peanuts have proteins that are needed for healthy feather growth. They contain copper and magnesium, both of which help with bone growth and as part of a balanced and HEALTHY diet, they are not bad for your bird.


SagacityEnigma

Uh, I am sorry. I was told they are unhealthy by a veterinarian. They are healthy as long as they are given in small quantity.


RVNr_h

I am a veterinary nurse with extra qualification in bird nursing and care. Your vet is mistaken for a blanket ban on peanuts. They contribute highly to hepatic lipidosis and other health issues when they are given too frequently. They can also harbour fungus if they are not stored correctly. But again in moderation and stored correctly they are not unhealthy.


SagacityEnigma

I suppose he was talking about the raw peanuts that are in mixed seeds. Thank you for correction.