By - RVNr_h
Naw,you're good man .
What type of bird is that? Absolutely gorgeous!
He's a blue headed pionus. Thank you ❤️
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!
What type is that, it is adorable!!
That is a very nice blue.
He's a blue headed pionus. ❤️
Please don't give your parrot peanuts. The risk for aflatoxin poisoning is not worth it.
Thank you but it's already been discussed at length in previous comments.
That's a very pretty bird
~~Peanuts are not healthy. Please DON’T let your parrot eat them.~~
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.
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)
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.
It won’t kill, but it’s still unhealthy.
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.
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.
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.
I suppose he was talking about the raw peanuts that are in mixed seeds. Thank you for correction.