Nanday Conure Forum

Message #2451. This is a followup to #2435.

Date:Tuesday December 14, 2004 8:14:46 pm MST
Subject:Re: Onions
Message:Margaret wrote:
> 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.
> [snip]
> This is not a risk I would want to take knowingly with my bird, dog
> or any other pet.

Wouldn't that depend on quantity? And what else is in the bird's diet? I suspect that if a bird's diet is rich in iron and potassium (which a Nanday's should be, since many are subject to Conure Bleeding Syndrome, then I suspect that onions and garlic in small amounts wouldn't be harmful.

Not, you understand, that I have any intention of experimenting with my birds or urging anyone else to experiment with theirs. But I make these comments in the hopes that nobody panics if their bird does get a little of these foods.

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