I've read a lot about certain things lovebirds should not be given, such as avocados. What about mangos? I've got a beautiful mango but I can't possibly eat the entire thing. Peaches loves carrots and has recently developed a taste for slices of green apples. I'm wondering if I can give her a slice of mango without it being harmful. I am well aware of the caution to not give birds too much fruit; I was thinking of this as a treat in a couple of days. Your thoughts are appreciated.

Jill
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I'm wondering if I can give her a slice of mango without >it beingharmful.

Mango is absolutely safe for your bird.
I am well aware of the caution to not give birds too much fruit;

Why isn't fruit good for them? Too much of anything is not good, but why fruit in particular... just wondering, cuz I've never heard of this before.

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I've read a lot about certain things lovebirds should not be given, such as avocados. What about mangos? I've got ... much fruit; I was thinking of this as a treat in a couple of days. Your thoughts are appreciated. Jill

Well, my Macaw has a definite taste for mango, and it certainly hasn't done her any harm.
? Sugar ? ? Water content ?

I've read that too much fruit can lead to diarhhea and it should only be given a few times a week, or dried and given that way as a treat. I prefer to buy fresh fruits and veggies for her and can get some wonderful mangos just down the street.
Jill
I've read that too much fruit can lead to diarhhea and it should only be given a few times a week, or dried and given that way as a treat.

Too much fruit does that to anything. Did you never have apricot guts when you were a kid ? Dried fruit can give you the 'runs' as well. V.
I've read that too much fruit can lead to diarhhea ... week, or dried and given that way as a treat.

Too much fruit does that to anything. Did you never have apricot guts when you were a kid ? Dried fruit can give you the 'runs' as well. V.

LOL no, I never had apricots fed to me when I was a kid. But I no longer have to worry; Peaches is playing with the mango slice but not really eating it. She much prefers Granny Smith apples. I'll give her a slice of one of those once a week or so.
Jill
Too much fruit does that to anything. Did you never ... Dried fruit can give you the 'runs' as well. V.

LOL no, I never had apricots fed to me when I was a kid. But I no longer have to ... much prefers Granny Smith apples. I'll give her a slice of one of those once a week or so. Jill

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Jill:
You can offer fruit more than once a week. I give my all my birds (lovebirds, budgies, parrotlets) fruit every second day or so. Just a few slices in each cage. I've never noticed any of them having a problem with diarrhea. Since fruit (and vegetables) contain water, their droppings might be more watery but that's about it.

My birds enjoy sweet apples, pears, banana (once in a while). They also like corn, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and celery. I sometimes cook the broccoli/cauliflower/carrots but they'll also eat these veg raw. Some birds also enjoy berries, melons and similar fruits.

My new (rescue) lovebird, Sydney III, is crazy for fruit. I don't think she was given fruit in her previous home because at first she was very nervous about the "strange things" wedged between the bars of her cage. It really makes me happy to see her enjoy her food so much.

Linda
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
~*~*~*~*~*~ Jill: You can offer fruit more than once a week. I give my all my birds (lovebirds, budgies, parrotlets) ... of her cage. It really makes me happy to see her enjoy her food so much. Linda Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

Thanks, Linda. Peaches really doesn't seem to care for mango. She does love granny smith apples. She also loves carrots. I'm going to try some broccoli next. I feed her a pellet diet but want to supplement it with fresh fruit and veggies. She gets millet spray as a treat and sometimes some seed mix. She seems to be very happy.
Jill
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