Is Garlic Safe for Pet Birds?

Is Garlic Safe for Pet Birds?

Howards asks,


Can she have home-roasted garlic?


No Howard, birds cannot have garlic.


It is toxic to them in any form be it powdered, raw, cooked, or processed.


Garlic contains a chemical called allicin. Allicin can cause anemia in birds, it can also cause the bird to become weak


To be safe, do not add any other seasonings like salt, onion, or cayenne pepper to a bird’s diet either. 


Here’s a list of bird-safe spices 


Have a safe holiday weekend



Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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