Mushrooms are a type of fungus, and have known to cause digestive upset in companion birds. Caps and stems of some varieties can induce liver failure.
7. Tomato leaves
Tomatoes, like potatoes and other nightshades have a tasty fruit when used as a treat for your bird. The stems, vine and leaves however are highly toxic to your pet. Make sure that at any time you offer your bird a tomato treat it has been properly cleaned and sliced, with the green parts removed, so your birds will avoid exposure to any toxins.
While all living beings need regulated amounts of sodium in their systems too much salt can lead to a host of health problems in birds, including excessive thirst, dehydration, kidney dysfunction and death. Be aware of the amount of salt your bird consumes.
Caffeinated beverages such as soda, coffee and tea are popular among people– but allowing your bird to indulge in these drinks can be extremely hazardous. Caffeine causes cardiac malfunction in birds, and is associated with increased heartbeat, arrhythmia, hyperactivity, and cardiac arrest. Have a drink of fruit juice to share with your parrot instead.
10. Dried Beans
Cooked beans are a favourite treat to many birds, but raw, dry bean mixes can be extremely harmful to your pet. Uncooked beans contain a poison called hemaglutin which is very toxic to birds. To avoid exposure, make sure to thoroughly cook any beans that you choose to share with your birds.