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We wanted to send out a warning about something Rio movie-goers will see - because we have seen cases where fictionalized movie events are taken to heart, with fatal consequences, by less-informed but well-intentioned movie-goers.

In the movie, the macaw drinks hot chocolate and eats what appear to be chocolate chip cookies.  Consuming chocolate in any form can be fatal to your bird!  In this instance, the oft-used phrase "do not try this at home" is oh-so-true!

See more information about a proper avian diet in our Reading Room, in the "Diet" section.

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