Can a bird eat a roasted coffee bean ok?
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Can a bird eat a roasted coffee bean ok?

Coffee contains caffeine and caffeine is not good for birds.

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Joanne
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Can a bird eat a roasted coffee bean ok?

It's one of the things I have always been told to avoid, caffeine.
"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
(Lazarus Long)
Can a bird eat a roasted coffee bean ok?

It's one of the things I have always been told to avoid, caffeine.

For you or the birds.
Trust me, if it's you, something else will get you before caffeine does.
It's one of the things I have always been told to avoid, caffeine.

For you or the birds. Trust me, if it's you, something else will get you before caffeine does.

Life without coffee would be nearly as intolerable as life without cigars.
It's one of the things I have always been told to avoid, caffeine.

For you or the birds. Trust me, if it's you, something else will get you before caffeine does.

LOL, no I mean the birds. The "experts" can't ever seem to make up their mind on caffeine and humans. One day it's great, the next day it's bad. I could care less what they say, I indulge in plenty of it daily. My Macaw does try to get at my coffee all the time when he sees me drinking it. I don't know if it's because he likes the smell or it's just that since I have it, he wants it. I would suspect it's just he sees me with it. At times when we are outside in the morning he can be VERY persistent in trying to grab at the cup.

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
Dave Barry
LOL, no I mean the birds. The "experts" can't ever seem to make up their mind on caffeine and humans. ... when we are outside in the morning he can be VERY persistent in trying to grab at the cup.

My Macaw does the same thing when I drink coffee. I stopped drinking it a long time ago, but not for any reason other than the drugs I take make it taste like crap.
I do put a little apple juice or guava nectar in a small paper cup and she loves to lap at that. I don't do that too often. For some reason, my particular bird can't have a lot of fruit or she gets the runs.
"Jangchub" (Email Removed) wrote in message > My Macaw does the same thing when I drink coffee. I stopped drinking
it a long time ago, but not for any reason other than the drugs I take make it taste like ... that too often. For some reason, my particular bird can't have a lot of fruit or she gets the runs.

I think with most all pet birds they want what they see us eat or drink. They figure if we are having it, it's got to be good. If I hand the Macaw a piece of banana he will take a bite and drop it. If I stand there and eat it and keep offering him some, he will eat as long as I do. Like kids The fruit juice does the same thing with him. He LOVES any kind of juice, and will get very runny droppings for a little bit but I assume it's just because there's not much too it so most of it just passes through pretty quick.

"Little girls like butterflies, need no excuse".
Lazarus Long
For you or the birds. Trust me, if it's you, something else will get you before caffeine does.

LOL, no I mean the birds. The "experts" can't ever seem to make up their mind on caffeine and humans. ... when we are outside in the morning he can be VERY persistent in trying to grab at the cup. [/nq]I brought home a 2 kilo bag of Combate (a popular brand of Mexican roasted coffee) and foolishly left it on the dining table. My B&G macaws (probably the male) ripped open the bag and spread it all over the table and floor. Some beans where "crunched", obviously by them biting the beans. That got them a day of cage time but no other apparent ill effects. I tried offering them each a bean the next day.

In both cases they took it but on tasting it dropped it. My conclusion is that roast coffee beans aren't poisonous, they aren't particularly good tasting to a bird, and (like just about everything else) they need to be kept away from the birds just because they're curious and like to play with them. Had that been a bag of almonds most would have been shelled and some eaten.
As to liquid coffee, my macaws want to try >anythingA more likely thing for them to drink which contains caffeine are various type of soft drinks. They're sweet like juices. I don't bring those home after the make opened a can. He didn't pull the tab, just bit hole in the can. He enjoyed the cold shower but didn't drink much. What a mess!
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