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Old 10-30-2018, 05:39 AM
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

Okay- may have just had a revelation with my U2 (and it probably encourages the wrong ideas but)...I presented some new chop--if you can call it that--- to bird (she didn't want it..complained..ignored it after climbing down to look). I had the same thing in my bowl and I showed her them side-by side...No luck(she looked, but then whined and walked off).

She watched me eat it. up close...still no luck.

Last resort- I put some on a white ceramic salad plate (not one that I had eaten off of) and brought that over to her. Then, she tried some off of there and decided that what was in her dish might be acceptable after all. She just ate the chop for like 5 minutes lol. Just a wild rice blend (+ ginger powder),romaine and hot peppers, but for a VERY picky bird, this is a victory. I have tried this same blend before with no luck!



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Consider display and plating!!! HHAHAH
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:15 AM
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

Mine is more of a "treegull" than a parrot- i.e. an avian garbage can that'll eat most foods and isn't above snatching something right off your plate or out of your hand lol. He used to react to fresh produce like it was radioactive but after a few years of relentless vegetable pushing he finally decided to try more and more new things. The thing with parrots is they may be super fast at picking some things up, but those things they aren't interested in (like vegetables), you might as well take how long you THINK it should take and multiply that by like 10-50X longer for a more accurate timeline. A couple months=a couple years in parrot time to get over mental hangups regarding things they don't want to do. Patience is extremely important with parrots.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:16 AM
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

One of mine can be really fussy about what he's willing to try. Often he'll refuse food he previously enjoyed to the point where last year he lost so much weight he was a few grams shy of being taken to the vet to be force fed.



He loves sugar rich food, nuts and noisy cellophane bags will send him scrambling to the sound to beg for whatever is inside. A short list of what he may or may not be willing to eat that day; corn (dried, frozen or on the cob), carrots, hot peppers, beets, apples, oranges, bananas, guava, pomegranate, lentils, chickpeas, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, red palm oil, rice. Oh and he's curious about anything I'm eating so I've made a point of making up a bird safe(r) plate of food for him when I eat supper.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:27 AM
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

In my experience back in the 1700's most the amazons used to eat the "long pig" (you don't want to know) and made totems of their shrunken heads.....I narrowly escaped many such encounters but only from the help of a clan of conures that had me lead their leader, Clark, to America!

(please don't ban me for this it was such a rich setup with that title!!!! I HAD TO!)

Also it's probably true...
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

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In my experience back in the 1700's most the amazons used to eat the "long pig" (you don't want to know) and made totems of their shrunken heads.....I narrowly escaped many such encounters but only from the help of a clan of conures that had me lead their leader, Clark, to America!

(please don't ban me for this it was such a rich setup with that title!!!! I HAD TO!)

Also it's probably true...

Clearly, you're ready to spin a story as part of a new Thread. Time to consider starting that Thread. I'm sure the clan of conures (and other Parrots) will quickly join in.
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

All us Amazon snobs know how fond of "long pig" our feathered friends can be.
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

Quote: Originally Posted by texsize View Post
All us Amazon snobs know how fond of "long pig" our feathered friends can be.
I can only imagine.....conures also have a taste for it at times....
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

I have a food related question. Do you all let your amazon eat all day? By that I mean do they have a pellet dish then a fresh food dish full that they can snack on through out the day? Or do you regulate portions? Currently our small birds get a set amount each day. We have simply learned anymore then that they don't touch and gets tossed.

Also has anyone come across a list of safe and non safe foods for parrots? I've come across some small lists but it doesn't cover in detail.
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Re: What do Amazons eat?

Mine will eat ALL THE TIME! I have even been known to hide in the kitchen when eating something inappropriate for a parrot. He will eat just about anything we do, and can beg better than any dog I ever met. He has even climbed down from his cage and walked over to bite my feet if I don't give him what he wants. One time we were eating popcorn and he threw himself onto the table and climbed in the bag. Nothing more than a moving bag and a big green tail sticking out!
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