And last night my husband finally learned that lesson.
As he was eating his bowl of cereal, he kept letting Scooter have a little. I kept telling him “don’t let him drink that milk”. Of course, he doesn’t listen to me. Ever. And so thirty minutes later, he learned this valuable lesson. He described it as “an explosion that covered him from head to toe”. It got in his hair and my son was eating a piece of fish lying next to him. I’ll say no more.
Please, when you are told that birds are lactose intolerant, do yourself a favor and just believe it! 🙂
But on a serious note, it’s OK to give your bird yogurt and cottage cheese. These are dairy products, but they contain a live organism that consumes the lactose.