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Old 03-08-2019, 10:24 AM
 
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By accident I saw my cockatiel eat a piece of leftover chicken that was left on the table and I got really worry about it. After doing a bit of research I found out that if it's just in very small quantities it's OK.

https://www.cockatiel.com/nutrition.html
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Old 03-08-2019, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Sounds like your cockatiel is a cannibal.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I would imagine that in their natural habitat they consume a few bugs once in a while, protein. Maybe a dried cricket or dried mealworm would be a better supplement. I wouldn't do chicken too often. But if your research says ok then ok. A tiny bit of protein probably be ok.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Our pet birds eat chicken as well, and sometimes scarf down a little pork. As long as the meat is lean, I don't think it's a problem. Our birds are all healthy, knock on wood.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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My Senegal used to eat chicken, pork, ham. In small bits. I would tell him he was eating his cousin when I gave him chicken.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Chicken is fine. They eat carrion in the wild. Just not all the time or too much. Avoid salty chicken.
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Sounds like your cockatiel is a cannibal.
How? He's not eating another cockatiel.
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Of course, I was only kidding.

I raised numerous parrots over many years and many of our pet birds did enjoy an occasional piece of chicken or turkey. The funny thing was that when my family had Thanksgiving dinner at our house, the running joke was that nobody would eat the bird on the table unless it was at least 20 lbs.
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Our pet birds eat chicken as well, and sometimes scarf down a little pork. As long as the meat is lean, I don't think it's a problem. Our birds are all healthy, knock on wood.
For those not in the know, the real issue is when that chicken is heavily salted, seasoned or filled with preservatives that we humans like to do to it.

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Old 04-22-2020, 08:17 PM
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Location: New York
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Sounds like your cockatiel is a cannibal.
It's funny you should say that, we have a big bird problem at the shelter where I volunteer and the birds snap up anything that the dogs get, including any chicken used for training. I always felt there's something strange about birds eating bird...
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