Don’t Feed These Nuts to Your Bird: What Nuts Can Birds Not Eat?

As a bird owner, it is important to know what foods are safe and not safe for your pet. While nuts are often thought of as a healthy snack for humans, there are some types that can be dangerous or even fatal to birds. In this blog post, we will explore the nuts that birds should avoid.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts contain a toxin called cyanogenic glycoside which can lead to vomiting, weakness and tremors in birds. In severe cases, ingestion may cause paralysis or death. It is best to avoid feeding macadamia nuts to your feathered friend altogether.


While almonds are not necessarily toxic to birds per se; they have been known on occasion to cause blockages in the digestive system. This problem usually arises when the almond is too large for the bird’s gizzard (part of its digestive system)to handle properly causing an obstruction leading potentially lethal consequences.


Pistachios may seem like an innocent treat but they can actually pose danger due their high-fat content making them difficult for small animals like birds and squirrels – who rely on quick digestion- , leading up fatty liver disease also known as Hepatic Lipidosis .


Walnuts contain tannins that prevent absorption of essential nutrients such as calcium which leads towards bone diseases along with other inflammatory conditions including gastrointestinal irritation and diarrhea.


Cashews aren’t inherently toxic but they’re prone toward fungus carry-over issues if stored improperly before being sold at stores . These mold spores irritate sensitive respiratory systems in avian lungs causing breathing difficulties

In conclusion, even though some people offer these treats from time-to-time because these products might be available at home sometimes , it is crucially important never feed any of these nuts to your feathered friends. If you are in doubt about what foods are safe for your bird, consult a veterinarian, or better yet stick with high-quality commercial seed mixes specially formulated specifically for them. Your little friend will thank you for it!