Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
Robert B. wants to know,
Can an African Grey and Green Cheek Conures eat cheese?
Birds are lactose intolerant, but no one ever told the birds.
Cheese should not be a daily part of any bird’s diet.
In the wild, birds are generally scavengers so yes, if they happened across a chunk of leftover cheeseburger and eat it. They will be fine.
The cheese will pass through their digestive tract undigested.
In our homes, a small taste once in a while will be of no harm.
Select harder white cheese over soft yellow cheese as they have less lactose.
And by “small taste” I mean a piece the size of a carrot cube.
If you have a grilled cheese, don’t feel bad about giving a little bit of the warm corner to your bird.
The same with a bit of pizza crust with a tiny bit of melted cheese on it fully cooled of course.
I hope this helps.