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Are all species of letuce safe for parrots?

ZY28

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Hi there,
So I just grew some lettuce in my garden from seeds I bought from the grocery store. It was a lettuce seed mix with a variety of lettuce. I was wondering if it would be safe to feed it to my bird?
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I believe so, but if you post the types that you are growing someone may be able to give you a definitive answer for that type.
 

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I've found all lettuce species are safe, but just Iceberg to avoid, mostly because it's quite literally just water no nutrients, so not much point feeding it. But I haven't found anything suggesting it's poisonous, more just unnecessary.
 

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im so confused i read lettuce are poisonous for my alexandrine parrot?? any truth to it?
 

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im so confused i read lettuce are poisonous for my alexandrine parrot?? any truth to it?
Some lettuce aren't as good for them, but I've never heard of them being poisonous
 

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im so confused i read lettuce are poisonous for my alexandrine parrot?? any truth to it?
Good gosh, where did you read that and what lettuce did they say is poisonous. I think that over Burt’s and Squeaks life time I’ve probably served them a bit of every type of lettuce I’ve ever seen available.
 

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Good gosh, where did you read that and what lettuce did they say is poisonous. I think that over Burt’s and Squeaks life time I’ve probably served them a bit of every type of lettuce I’ve ever seen available.
hey sorry bout late reply, I read it on an IRN site it said lettuce, avocado , apple seeds are poisonous and i used to freak if my bird went near it lol its like the old saying don't believe everything you read :|
 
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