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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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Hi y'all!

I'd like to ask if Sun Maid Raisins and Trader Joes Organic Dried Cranberries are safe for birds and if they're healthy. I've heard mixed reviews.

Also, celery. I heard something that they aren't safe because of the strings and that they're a choking hazard....any experience with this?

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Hi there!

I have moved your thread to the Diet and Nutrition section where it's most appropriate.

Since I don't live in the US, I'm nor familiar with those products. You can check the bags of raisins and cranberries to see if there are any sugars added to the fruits or any other kinds of preservatives that can be harmful for small for birds.

As to the celery, I have never had any problems with my flock eating them. Both of my budgies and lovebirds love the crunchiness of it and devour their celery stalks quickly.
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I agree with Aluz I've never heard of issues with celery, if they did swallow a bit of the stringy stuff it would be just fine as it's digestible plant material.

As for raisins and cranberries, dried fruits are very high in natural sugars so as long as there are no other things added (no sulfites, added sugar, salt, etc.) then they are safe in very, very small amounts.
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Noah loves celery he's had no issues with the strings either.
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Hi... I've heard about issues with the strings on celery.... Mine really like the celery leaves.. I do leave the smallest part of the stalk attached and they've had no problems.
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I have never heard of this regarding the celery - I give mine this with no problem.

I think raisins and cranberries are maybe to sugary?
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