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Margaret <email address not displayed>
Margaret wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > No, onions don't make our pets "mad", it bursts red blood cells and > can cause the bird to bleed to death on the inside. The thiosulphate > in the onions can cause what is called hemolytic anemia. Garlic is > less of a risk but also contains smaller amounts of thiosulphate. You > don't want to intentionally give your bird anything that contains > onions of any form (powdered, dehydrated, raw, cooked, etc... > > The anemia, if it is going to occur, peaks in approximately 3 days > after ingestion. If severe enough, a blood transfusion may be > required. The only symptom you may see is a bird that seems tired most > of the time, perhaps lacking vitality. A study done in India in 1990 > seemed to suggest that it is possible that the bird can recover in a > couple of weeks on its own, but I have not heard results of any > subsequent study, so I don't know if that has been confirmed or not. > > This is not a risk I would want to take knowingly with my bird, dog or > any other pet. > > I hope this helps. > > (No name) wrote: > > I need to ask a stupid question: Somewhere I read that onions > weren't > > good for birds, and the effect it had on them was to make them mad. > > Is that true? > > > > I'm not sure cuz my cockateil use to take nibbles of onions, not a > > lot, but a little and he never got angry. > > > > Is there some chemical in oninos that's bad for birds?
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