Ask Lafeber


December 18, 2021


I appreciate your site and you folks. We have three cockatiels. One of them has always thought she is a human LOL. With that being said, she always likes (expects) a sip of coffee in the morning. (one sip and she is satisfied) I drink decaffeinated coffee for this reason. I have always thought a sip or two of decaf once a day would be ok. Am I wrong to do this? She gets pretty insistent when tapping her beak on my cup.

Thanks for your time.


Hi Tom,

A sip or two isn’t going to hurt your little girl. She probably isn’t really swallowing much anyway. It’s more about mimicking Dad and being part of your morning ritual.

Enjoy your coffee time!


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