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Q: Is it ok to give cookie crumb to my Cockatiel?

February 16, 2011 | By Lorena G. | 4 answers | Expired: 1292 days ago

Lorena G.

Ok, so last week we bought a Cockatiel, the guy at the pet shop say he is 1 1/2 o 2 years old. Well he wasn't supossed to be hand feed, he is nest/parent raised. Well let me tell you that he is hand tame, and since saturdar he is been asking for cookies...lol, yes he is asking for cookies. He loves to sit on my shoulder, and as soon as he hears me eating something thats is crunchy. He will say "gimme, gimme cookie" or jus say "cookie". so i now feel bad, cuz i think who ever had him bebofe, used to give him cookies. but i don't want him to get sick so i need you guys help. should i give him cookies? and if yes, what is the best kind of cookie to give him. Or what should i give him instead of the cookies he ask for. I been raised with cockatiels my hole life, he is the first one i have after i got married. And i remember my moms cockatiels asking for "tortilla, tortilla" because the people who had them before used to feed them tortilla as a treat. Please let me know, what should i do....

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daryl b.
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Feb 17, 2011

mine are crazy for popcorn. but they shouldn't have the salted or buttered.

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courtney s.
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Feb 16, 2011

i agree with them. its ok to. my cousin has a bird and they give her popcorn all the time :D she loves it

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daryl b.
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Feb 16, 2011

i agree with mary. except for those she mentioned most crumbs are safe. i would say don't give them too much so they will eat their seeds and or pellets. it is possible he is asking for some kind of treat but knows the word cookie and uses it for anytime he wants a treat of some sort like chips or popcorn etc

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Mary C.
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Feb 16, 2011

He can have a cookie, you can give him most anything you eat if he likes it, with the exception of avacodos, caffine and chocolate. Sweet stuff has to be in moderation. Most birds will easily take to liking Cheerios and other non sweetened cereals, pancakes and other breads, eggs, macaroni (little sauce or not) and most fruits and veggies (corn and apples especially)

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