9 Foods You Should Never Feed to Birds

Bread: While birds may eat bread, it offers little nutritional value and can cause health issues like malnutrition and angel wing syndrome in waterfowl.

Chocolate: Contains theobromine, which is toxic to birds and can cause symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures.

Avocado: Contains persin, which can be toxic to birds and lead to respiratory distress, fluid accumulation around the heart, and death.

Alcohol: Birds are highly sensitive to alcohol and even small amounts can cause intoxication, neurological issues, and death.

Caffeine: Found in coffee, tea, and energy drinks, caffeine is toxic to birds and can cause cardiac arrhythmias, hyperactivity, and death.

Salty Foods: Excessive salt can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances in birds, so avoid feeding them salty snacks like chips or pretzels.

Onions and Garlic: Both contain compounds that can damage a bird's red blood cells and lead to anemia, weakness, and organ failure.

Fruit Seeds and Pits: Seeds and pits from fruits like apples, cherries, and peaches contain cyanide, which is toxic to birds if ingested in large quantities.