These human foods aren't actually very good for your bird. So don't feed these things to them, it will make them quite sick.
Whilst it's good for us (lots of studies tell us so!) and nearly all of us love chocolate ... unfortunately it's harmful and sometimes fatal to your pet bird. Interestingly, chocolate – especially dark chocolate – is very bad for dogs and cats too.
2. Apple seeds
Apple seeds and other stone fruit seeds contain trace amounts of cyanide. Definitely share the fruit of the apple with your feathery friend but remember the seeds are poisonous. Another unfortunate factor with fruit these days is the presence of pesticides on the skin used during growing. So please be careful (such as wash the fruit well) when feeding fruit to your bird.
Avocado can cause cardiac distress and eventual heart failure in some species of pet bird, particularly parrots. Also keep the guacamole and other avocado products at your table not theirs.
Onions are known to cause vomiting, diarrhoea and a host of other digestive problems and, long-term, can lead to other serious side effects. Onions and garlic are also very bad for dogs and cats.
Drinking while flying can be fatal. Jokes aside, you may like a drink or two but for your pet bird it's fatal. Either lock up your bird or lock up the alcohol.
Just as humans need to be careful of which mushrooms are edible, so too do birds. In fact it's a good idea to restrict mushrooms totally so there are no mistakes. They can cause digestive upset and some varieties can cause liver failure in birds.
7. Tomato leaves
The fruit inside the skin is okay if you wish to treat your pet bird. However, the stems, vines and leaves are highly toxic. Be extra careful.
We all need salt but in the right amount. Too much salt for your pet bird can lead to excessive thirst, dehydration, kidney dysfunction and death. Be careful.
That screech first thing in the morning is not "Where's my coffee?" In fact caffeine for birds is extremely hazardous, causing cardiac malfunction. So feel free to treat with fruit or vegetable juice but keep your barista skills for your human friends.
10. Dried beans
This unfortunately is a dry argument. Uncooked beans contain a poison called hemaglutin, which is very toxic to birds. So cook them up well if you wish to feed them.
11. Rhubarb leaves
These leaves are poisonous to people, animals and birds alike. Rhubarb leaves contain high concentrations of oxalic acid, which is an intestinal irritant. In large doses it can be fatal to birds.
What can you feed off your own table?
Why not try pasta, whole grain bread or popcorn? They're all full of energy-enhancing carbohydrates and fibre. So the next movie you sit down to, get out the popcorn and you'll have your pet bird's attention too. But remember, go easy on the salt.