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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I 't have a Parakeet, but an African Grey Parrot, she

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Hi! I don't have a Parakeet, but an African Grey Parrot, she ingested some of my dogs food Pedigree ground chicken, I know the chicken is ok, however there is zinc and copper according to the label ...I don't have a Avian Vet in the area... It looks like she played in it, but i'm sure she ingested as well..I need to know whether to worry or not..thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You needn't worry. The zinc and copper aren't in a form that would be toxic to Ketah. I feed my birds dog and cat food as treats.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was just concerned over the heavy metal content...Thank you I will sleep better tonight..Can't take my eye off of her for a minute..Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I understand. African Greys need both zinc and copper in their diet!

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Ketah. How is everything going?
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