[CT Birds] Peanuts- can they harm birds

Susanne Shrader birdgirrl at comcast.net
Wed Mar 4 17:15:02 EST 2015

I have Heard from many sources that because most peanuts have some amount of aspergillosis which creates a toxin, that they should never be given to birds. It is a very small amount and does not hurt mammals. Apparently the toxins can build up and the shorten the life of birds. I've heard this from veterinarian technicians who have seen it firsthand. So to be safe I never put peanuts out.

Susanne Shrader
birdgirrl at comcast.net

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