If you are a new pet parrot owner and an avid player of the Mojang game called Minecraft, then you might be here to confirm if you can feed your parrot some chocolate chip cookies in the meantime while you enjoy your gaming spree and go out to buy some food for them later.
First, I want to congratulate you for being responsible for confirming whether it was true or not as you might have saved yourself and your bird’s life.
To those who do not know what I am on about to let me catch you up to the situation. Minecraft is a very popular building block type of game where you traverse in a procedurally generated world, gathering materials from all around it and creating anything you want. This game is always developing, and new stuff is being added to it from time to time in the form of new patches.
Minecraft is a very popular game, and millions of children play it worldwide. This game not only stimulates their brains and helps them show their creativity as they can build whatever they want in there. However, any misinformation that might come with regards to real life in the game can very easily be translated into the real world as well as the children might think it is true.
This controversy stems from a patch that was added to Minecraft back in 2017 where parrots were added into the game, and the most healthy food for them in-game was the chocolate chips cookies. Now we cannot blame the Minecraft developers for this as many far-fetched things are parts of games. Still, due to the sheer number of curious children that play the game, it was bound to result in cookies being fed to real-life parrots for some untold vitality. In reality, cookies are injurious and dangerous to parrots and can affect their digestive systems. The Minecraft developer did respond to this as a lot of criticism was thrown at them, and they did change this, and I am sure no child would ever try this while coming out of Minecraft.
WHY ARE COOKIES DANGEROUS TO YOUR PET PARROT:
It would help if you always kept in mind that your body and your pet’s body is significantly different in all regards. Some things should never go into your stomach but will do well inside a pet’s stomach and even make them healthy to a certain extent. In the same way, some foods are rich in certain nutrients like iron or starches that might give you enough nutrients to make you healthy and grow but will do a number on your pet’s body and health. Hence you must always keep in mind what sort of food you should feed your pet parrot.
In any shape or form, cookies are an absolute No if you think you want to make them a part of your parrot’s active diet plan. They will disrupt their digestive functions and obstruct their stool passage, which will make them highly uncomfortable. They will also make their weight go up, and they will have to struggle with being overweight.
You should also avoid feeding your parrots food cakes and sweets that do the same number on your parrot, like cookies. Now, this does not mean you can absolutely under no condition feed them a cookie. Cookies are not poisonous to them, and they will not be dropping dead immediately after you give them one. However, it would help if you gave it to them only when you have absolutely no other choice, and this is the only thing you can give them.
OTHER JUNK FOODS TO AVOID:
If your parrot can copy and talk to you, it does not mean you are going to open a beer bottle with them and have a long conversation. You should keep foods in mind that will damage your parrot’s internal organs and will be highly toxic to them. Some examples of foods you should never give your parrots include:
- Coffee or tea
- Cola or soft drinks
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Any processed or high salt food
WHAT ARE THE FOODS YOU SHOULD FEED YOUR PARROTS:
A healthy parrot should maintain a healthy and balanced diet. If you have a pet parrot, then you should feed them their prescribed diet so that they will stay healthy and beautiful.
Here are a few things that you can feed your parrot:
Seeds are the flagship diet of your parrot. They are full of the vital minerals and vitamins that your parrot needs to grow, and you should feed them to them every day. Seeds should comprise at least 50% of your parrots’ diets. They are the perfect food you can give your parrot to sustain their life and stay healthy while doing it.
You can feed your parrot some lettuce as it has a lot of vitamins and other antioxidants that help in the growth of your parrot. However, it would help if you kept in mind to practice moderation and active appropriate portioning as lettuce also has iron inside it and can damage your parrot’s liver due to the “Iron Storage Disease.” Treat lettuce as a healthy green snack for your parrot.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This can also be true for apples as they contain a lot of things that keep the doctor away and keep your bird healthy and wise. You should feed them in moderation as well, and it is recommended you give them 2-3 potions of this per week.
I hope you now understand why it is so important that you do not deviate from giving your pet parrot a healthy and balanced diet. Under most circumstances, you should always avoid giving your parrot any food that can be classified as junk food. These foods will destroy your parrot’s digestive system and make them very uncomfortable due to them not being able to pass stool.