Deep green or orange fruits are best for Budgies due to the Vit. A, which maintains a healthy respiratory system. Fruit pits & seeds (from apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, & plums) are toxic, as is avocado. It is best to give your birds [b]organic[/b] fruits (and veggies) to avoid any pesticides that are meant to harm/kill birds to keep them away from crops. Here is a list of produce with the highest pesticide contamination (source = http://gourmetfood.about.com/od/slowfoodorganiclocal/a/organicproduce_2.htm)... 1.Nectarines – 97.3% of nectarines sampled were found to contain pesticides. 2.Celery – 94.5% of celery sampled were found to contain pesticides. 3.Pears – 94.4% of pears sampled were found to contain pesticides. 4.Peaches – 93.7% of peaches sampled were found to contain pesticides. 5.Apples – 91% of apples sampled were found to contain pesticides. 6.Cherries – 91% of cherries sampled were found to contain pesticides. 7.Strawberries – 90% of strawberries sampled were found to contain pesticides. 8.Imported Grapes – 86% of imported grapes (i.e. Chile) sampled were found to contain pesticides. 9.Spinach – 83.4% of spinach sampled were found to contain pesticides. 10.Potatoes – 79.3% of potatoes sampled were found to contain pesticides. 11.Bell Peppers – 68% of bell peppers sampled were found to contain pesticides. 12.Red Raspberries – 59% of red raspberries sampled were found to contain pesticides.