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Quick question: are peanuts an important part of a cockatiel's diet? Just worried since I am very allergic to peanuts, if I eat them I go through anaphylactic shock and touching them causes hives, itching, sneezing, etc.

I'm also slightly allergic to other nuts but no where near as bad as peanuts and I only have problems if I inject the nuts, handling them is fine.

So yeah, are peanuts necessary in a cockatiel's diet or is it ok to skip them and offer other sources of protein/vitamins?

Thank you :)
 

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I know fresh peanuts are bad for cockatiels because of a possible mold on the outer shell. I think its safe to say peanuts can be skipped entirely, especially if they can potentially be so dangerous to you too. They aren't a necessary or needed part of the diet, they can get those nutrients elsewhere.

Hope this helps. I read about the peanuts here, its a great site for all things 'tiel:
http://www.cockatielcottage.net/hazards.html
 

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Cockatiel food doesn't contain peanuts. Too much of it isn't healthy either. If your food contains it, I recommend buying a different brand. None of the brands I bought contained peanuts.
 

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Ahh that's great, thank you!

I've made sure the brand of seeds I'll buy does not contain nuts but I'm glad to know that I don't have to provide them fresh, or any form, of peanuts.
 
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