Many bird owners are having confusions about whether or not to give their pet birds rice in any form. There is a rumor/myth that uncooked rice hits the bird’s tummy and then swells causing its stomach to explode. No worries, rice can NEVER kill a bird, no matter the rice is cooked or raw. For sure, rice cannot be the main food for your birds. You can combine unsalted rice with good-for-birds fruits and veggies so as to let your birds get various nutrition.