Results 1 to 10 of 10

Fruit from Chile

This is a discussion on Fruit from Chile within the Bird Safety forums, part of the Emergency, Health, Nutrition, Behavior category; I was out shopping for Birdie veggies and fruits earlier today. The Grapes and Strawberries from Chile are on the ...

  1. #1
    Karen's Avatar
    Karen is offline Support Staff
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,668

    Default Fruit from Chile

    I was out shopping for Birdie veggies and fruits earlier today. The Grapes and Strawberries from Chile are on the shelves. I by-passed them and my birds will be having Blueberries, Star Fruit and Papaya this week.

    I don't know the details because it was before my time in birds, but I seem to recall hearing that several Macaws from a small home rescue died very soon after eating some grapes from Chile.

    So be sure to read the fine print on the package and check to see where that fruit is coming from.

    Better safe than sorry!

  2. #2
    Michelle & Fids's Avatar
    Michelle & Fids is offline Support Staff
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,071

    Default

    I had a friend a few years back that lost most of his flock from feeding grapes from Chile and there was a few others stories I heard too.

    www.forbirdssaketoys.com 10% off your first order with coupon mb

  3. #3
    Michelle & Fids's Avatar
    Michelle & Fids is offline Support Staff
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,071

    Default

    Here's a link that you can read more about it:

    U.S. Urges Consumers Not to Eat Fruit From Chile - New York Times

    www.forbirdssaketoys.com 10% off your first order with coupon mb

  4. #4
    Michelle & Fids's Avatar
    Michelle & Fids is offline Support Staff
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,071

    Default

    another:

    Poisoning

    www.forbirdssaketoys.com 10% off your first order with coupon mb

  5. #5
    Karen's Avatar
    Karen is offline Support Staff
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,668

    Default

    Thanks for those links Michelle. How scary, I didn't realize they had found cyanide in some of the grapes.

  6. #6
    Tabious Mom's Avatar
    Tabious Mom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    365

    Default

    Thanks for the info. I didn't realize it either Karen. Scary.

  7. #7
    hankmacaw's Avatar
    hankmacaw is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Payson, AZ
    Posts
    1,262

    Default

    It's sorta like drugs - just say no.

    ML
    "Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose." - Me and Bobby MaGee

    Hank - 34 yo male Greenwing Macaw (Deceased 7/28/12)
    Jasper - 20 yo female Greenwing Macaw


  8. #8
    Irish's Avatar
    Irish is offline Support Staff
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    633

    Default

    We always check the source of fruits and veggies, here. We don't feed fruit from Chile, and are very, very cautious about veggies coming from Mexico, as well as other places in the world.
    Macaws Rule! We have 11: 3 Scarlets, 4 Scarlet hybrids, 1 Hyacinth, 1 B&G, 1 GW and 1 Severe. See them here: http://www.flyingsheepaviary.com

    In the end, only kindness matters.

  9. #9
    adeedoo2's Avatar
    adeedoo2 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    196

    Default

    I purhcased all organic. Is this okay? What about frozen berries. Since berries are not in season all year I buy frozen berries from Costco. Kirkland brand

  10. #10
    Michelle & Fids's Avatar
    Michelle & Fids is offline Support Staff
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,071

    Default

    Not sure on the organic, but all produce is required to be labeled for the country it comes from, so it should be on the package some where. I don't feed grapes at all because they are deadly to dogs and the birds like to throw them around.

    www.forbirdssaketoys.com 10% off your first order with coupon mb

Similar Threads

  1. Chile busts trade in exotic animals from Peru
    By Michelle & Fids in forum Avian News From Around The World
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-14-2009, 04:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •