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My budgie always wants to have what I am having. In the morning I made a smoothie of almond milk, kale, spinach and berries and he sees me drinking in and immediately wants to drink it himself and keeps flying over and trying to drink out of my smoothie glass lol. I know the fruit and veggies are fine but is almond milk okay?

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I would suggest you offer your budgie a bit of the kale, spinach and berries without any almond milk.
You can blend that up first, take a bit out and put it on a dish for your budgie before adding the almond milk to make your own smoothie.
While the almond milk should not be harmful to your budgie, it may contain added sugars, flavorings and other ingredients in the almond milk that the bird doesn't need.
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Thanks for the advice! I did try to pour him out his own bowl without almond milk, but he has no interest in it if I'm not currently drinking it. He totally ignores it and then when he sees me drinking from my glass he flies over and tries to dunk his head in to take a drink. Such a silly bird! Of course, even after I pretend to eat pellets he STILL won't eat them though he only wants human food...sigh...

I checked the ingredients of the almond milk and it has no added sugar...these were the ingredients listed: Almond Base (Filtered Water, Almonds), Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, Natural Flavour.
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From the ingredients, it appears there is nothing in the almond milk that will hurt her.

Guar gum, tara gum, gellen gum, and locust bean (carob) gum are all safe in small amounts. Tara gum has a perfect safety record in the research so far, although these results are only in animal studies.
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