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Coffee, I read that its toxic to birds. But is it the smell or the grounds?

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  • Coffee, I read that its toxic to birds. But is it the smell or the grounds?

    My dad drinks it, and he wouldn't give that up. I am making him smoke outside for goodness sakes. Give up coffee? No way. So is it the smell or the grounds or the liquid or all three?
    Luci is my love.
    Anyone know if putting scent e.g. vanilla on two cats will help them get along?

  • #2
    Its definitly not the smell. I would keep them away from the grounds and liquid. Though my first cockatiel used to steal sips of coffee when ever she could and never had a problem-- she was a tank though.
    My Babies:

    Millie - Dom. Shorthair (3.5yrs)
    Whiskey - Dom. Shorthair (4 yrs)
    Lizzy - Lilac Crowned Amazon (14 yrs)
    Evey - Solomon Island Eclectus (13 weeks)

    Red - Red Heeler/APBT (~5 yrs?)
    Kreole Kid - Thoroughbred (9 yrs)
    Shelby - Lab/Pointer (9 yrs) R.I.P.
    Micah - E. Muelleri aka West African Sand Boa (6 yrs) R.I.P.
    Isabella - Rosy Haired Tarantula (6 yrs) R.I.P.


    • #3
      caffine is toxic to birds and unfortunatly coffe contains caffine so I would not let your bird anywhere near it and try to convince your dad to drink it away from your bird.


      • #4
        If anything it would have to be the grounds or the coffee before brewed because I drink several cups a day and it had never hurt any of my let poor poppa back in with his coffee......I smoked for years also without any reprocusions..but I quit about 4 or 5 years ago and I don't let anyone smoke in the same room as my birds. Another thing too, I run 2 air purifiers 24/7. The main one is a really good one that takes about 90% of all air pollutants and bird dust out of the air. The one here in my computer/bird/spare bedroom is a cheaper model and it does great but is not whisper quiet like the other one but it does the job.
        ~*~In Loving Memory To My Mom ~*~ 1931-1993
        Some say love, it is a hunger: an endless aching need......
        I say love it is a flower and you it's only seed.
        Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows...
        lies the seed that with the suns love.....

        ~*in the spring.......becomes the Rose*~