Hi Amahri, I've never heard of this before. I wonder if it's related to excess fructose in these fruits. Many fruits have an inbalance of the fructose to glucose ratio (insufficient glucose in the chain makes different fruits hard to digest in humans - almost 1 in 3 people have Dietary Fructose Malabsorption to some degree, many without ever finding out). Can your parrot eat onions, pears and garlic without having seizures? These are also high in excess fructose. Hope this helps.
Oh, forgot to ask...how old is Squeaky and have you asked a vet about the seizures?
Last Edit: Dec 6, 2014 5:06:21 GMT -5 by biteybird
Do you give him organic fruit? If not, my guess would be a reaction to pesticide traces on the skin. Apple skin in particular retains the toxins. They don't need much fruit in their diet, and grapes don't add any nutrition. Squeaky won't be losing anything if you quit giving those to him. If you don't already, you could try peeling the apple first, but, personally, I would not experiment on him and would get him vet checked as soon as possible. The fruit may be just a trigger for the seizure, which is really caused by some underlying condition.
Quaker Peppy (RIP my sweet pea), CAG Allie, dogs Wanda and Bonnie, feral kitties Cleo and Antoinette, mice Charlotte and Emily, née Jake and Elwood
Definitely peel all the fruit first. Even the grapes as washing isn't enough to get them real clean. (lol peeling grapes for the birds... my Mom would call Oscar the "queen of sheba"... peel my grapes please... lol)
Have you taken him to an avian vet to discuss the matter? It seems like there must be some sort of underlying condition that the fruit is exacerbating... perhaps something related to blood sugar levels?
Using organic fruit is a good idea, as easttex mentioned... Conventionally grown produce is often totally drenched in pesticide. Not good for humans either. Apples and grapes are both on the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen", a list they release annually of the produce that should always be purchased organic if at all possible. If you can't get them organic, peeling, as julianna suggested, would be an absolute must.