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    just wondering if its safe to feed my lovies herbs or if there are any that would be harmful? specifically are fennel and basil ok?

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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    I use to feed my lovie this, http://www.avianweb.com/herbsalad.html and he loved it. Unfortunately they dont sell it anymore but if you look at the link it will tell you what was in it and what herbs were good for certain things to give you a idea of what to buy to make some for your birds. This was all dried herbs and I would sprinkle it on his sprouts and also just put a tiny bit in a bowl and he loved it.
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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    Again thanks for the info, i'm positive i cant find herbsalad locally so i will check online, may still be able to add to amazon order from this afternoon when i bought their new flight cage. I read that garlic was one of those foods that aren't considered poisonus but is very debatable on being safe, what do you think?

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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    I wouldnt do garlic just because some say it isnt good for them. To me you can never be paranoid enough when it comes to birds. I once fed my sisters bird lima beans which some say are bad and some say it is fine to feed them and poor Mango had runny poop for days afterwards. Sadly he loved the lima beans.
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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    poor Mango i will remember to put lima beans on the no no list.

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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    Is fennel ok?
    Technically it's pretty similar to an onion isnt it?


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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    Helen, i really dont know if fennel and onion are similar. i was just wondering because i have one of those indoor herb pots and had been using basil to add to thier fresh food and wanted to check other herbs before i offered them. still not sure if its ok....

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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    Here is what I have been reading on the Avian Web pages, just doing some revision on foods bird care and pelleted diets.

    But here is what they have to say about the use of herbs Link: http://www.avianweb.com/birdnutrition.html

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    "Medicinal Herbs offer a convenient and ever so nutritious addition to a bird's diet.

    Many of us don't grow herbs in our garden; but nowadays dried herbs present a viable option. I offer my bird's dried herbs and dried fruits/veggies mixed in with their seeds, and also in a separate dish.
    Heavy Metal Poisoning poses a real risk to pet birds, specifically because of their strong urge to chew. But even we are exposed to heavy metals on a daily basis. There are some tests kits available if you suspecting heavy metal poisoning. But even for prevention purposes, I regularly make (and eat) something that has been termed as the "Poor Man's Chelation Therapy" -- which is basically a very tasty pesto sauce - the most important ingredient of which is the medicinal herb cilantro.
    For both testings kits and the above recipe, please click here. This pesto sauce is not only incredibly healthy, but it's safe for our birds and very effective.
    Alternatively to making this delicious pesto sauce, providing your pet with a few fresh leaves of cilantro a day is a great way to hopefully prevent heavy metal poisoning."

    I hope this goes a little way to answering some of your question.
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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    Thanks for the link Clive, i cant believe i hadnt thought of birdie pesto! I make my own so it will be easy to alter for them. i will most definitly be adding several new herbs to my garden this year I have struggled for months to get my lovies to eat a rainbow variety of fresh fruits n veggies and i make a great little mixed salad for them daily that they never ate until last week when i got the idea to mix in some loose millit and success theyre eating stuff like kale and blackberries, strawberrys, beans, mango, grapes, snap peas and broccoli...yum. it's funny the link mentioned organic baby food and i have a whole cabnit fully stocked for my son so i think tomorrow i will offer sweet potatos and applesause. Great link, Thanks again

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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    My tiel really enjoys cilantro and basil.

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    Jaswsunny, your tiel is gorgeous!

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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    My lovie seems to enjoy marijuana. She snuck into a bit I had ready while I turned my back looking for a utensil and turned around and she was munching away. Was upset that i said nooooo bad and took her from it no abnormal behavior after either. Should I use it as a treat? Because shes taken to no bird treats or fruits yet hahaha.

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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    Busskilll, rolol silly bird i have no idea if its ok but i have heard of others using hemp in their lovies food. I would google it more 1st before you (allow) her to have anymore. I will also research some on it and post what i find here. Thanks for making me laugh though.....sneaky lovie

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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    Thats actually dangerous cause If she gets high and. Its trapped on her cage she can get kill while trying to get out birds get paranoid when they consume such things...
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    Re: Feeding different Herbs

    I wouldnt let her eat it either because it is way too powerful and I would think just not safe for them. Hemp seeds came in my birds seed mix and the bird store sells them too but hemp and the real marijuana is completely different things. You can give your lovie some spray millet as a treat because all the lovies I know love millet.
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