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Urgent Amazon ate pistachio shell

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I fed my Amazon a pistachio this morning and later I found him bitting the shell. At first I thought he was just playing but later I did not see him drop the shell piecies... So I immediately took the shell away and took that photo. I am worried about the piece of the shape of a knife... If you can tell from the pic. Will the shell cut his gut inside...? Should I close watch him Incase emergency may happen?
 

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Anything is possible. While I've heard of a very few cases where a bird eats something inedible and damages their crop...its not common. If I found that on the floor of my amazon cage, I would think nothing of it. Many parrots like to chew on nut shells and may eat a few small bits of it. Some birds will eat enough to cause an impaction or problem, but most just chew it up into little pieces and it hits the floor. The small amount consumed isn't usually a problem. Watch his poops for the next day or two and make sure their is a green fecal portion that is well formed. That will tell you that food is moving though his gut okay.
 
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