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Safety of exotic fruits? (star apple, June plum, maripa)

Hoshi

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Hi everyone,

I just had some family fly in from Suriname and they brought along a bunch of interesting and exotic fruits. I'd love to share them with my bird, but I haven't been able to find if some of these fruits were safe for him to eat. I was wondering if anyone here knew if they are safe? In this list I'll include the ones that I do know are safe in case anyone in the future is wondering for themselves if said fruit(s) is safe.



Star Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito)
Also called the "cainito" or "milk fruit".




June Plum (Spondias dulcis)
Also called the "pomme de cythere" or "golden apple".




Maripa (Attalea maripa)





Now the fruits that I know are safe!:)


Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum)




Java Plum (Syzygium cumini)
Also called "jamun".





Bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi)





That's it for the Surinamese fruit haul!
As stated above, if anyone knows if the first three fruits are safe, please let me know because I'd love to share them with my fid!:irnv:
 

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@Mizzely might be able to help you

they look incredible though hopefully your bird can share a taste
 

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These ones I don't know, will have to Google and see what I can find.
 

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Hmm I have a hunch that Caimito might be bird safe, but I'll have to get back to you on that one in the morning. It's one of my mom's favorites and I think she may have mentioned if its bird safe in the past
 

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Ok spoke to both my mom and grandma and while they think they’ve seen wild birds eating them in the wild, they can’t say if it’s parrot safe or not since some bird species can tolerate foods parrots can’t. I know the rind has some latex as well, and no documentation exists on parrots eating them, so I’d err on the side of caution and just skip letting your bird try star apple.
 

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Ok spoke to both my mom and grandma and while they think they’ve seen wild birds eating them in the wild, they can’t say if it’s parrot safe or not since some bird species can tolerate foods parrots can’t. I know the rind has some latex as well, and no documentation exists on parrots eating them, so I’d err on the side of caution and just skip letting your bird try star apple.
Thanks for asking for me! I also asked my in-laws and they also said they have never seen parrots eating the star apples-- which is a shame, because out of all the fruit, it was my favorite! Definitely better to be safe than sorry, so I'll keep the star apples for myself.
 

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That star apple looks so neat! How do you eat that?
 
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