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Old 02-26-2016, 08:35 AM
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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

Quote: Originally Posted by corkyness View Post
I don't think that's a very fair thing to say. That's like shaming a mother who says she doesn't want to breastfeed and rather just give formula. Does that mean because she makes the decision not to breastfeed she doesn't want the best for her child? I love my parrot and just because I don't want to make chop for her doesn't mean I'm not devoted. I'm a busy college student who although I sit and do homework with her every night, I don't even have the time to prepare nice dinners for myself. Im sure there are many parrot owners on this forum who also decide they don't want to make chop.

But thankyou doublete for the bread idea, that seems more manageable then chop and easier.
Yes you are probably right there are devoted parronts here who don't feed chop but they DON'T feed them baby food either! There is a quick and easy method thoughtfully provided by a member for you also. If you would like to sit and have a read through the brilliant stuff on this forum you will realise that there are BUSY people with many birds that still provide their birds with an appropriate and nutritious diet which doesn't just come out of a baby food packet. Have no problems with people feeding babies formula because it is formulated for babies. You could do yourself some good and your parrot and cook and prepare in advance something appropriate and nutritious and probably save yourself time and money in the long term. Please think about what has been said and it isn't done to just have a go but it is because it seems you cannot be bothered to give her your best. If she didn't bother with you when you came home or you only got a half hearted response from her wouldn't you be upset?? Please also do some research and about the long term effects of nutritional deficiency in parrots. Just one of the top of my head is you will be shortening her life! Please have a think!
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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

Then all you had to say was you didn't think baby food would be good. I was simply searching for advice, a simple yay or nay and other ideas, not to be shamed like I'm slowly torturing my bird over here.
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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

Nobody shamed you, corkyness, and nobody insinuated you were torturing your bird.

You came for advice, and it was (and still is) given to you - WITH explanations and ideas to make things easier for you.
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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

Corkyness, I honestly don't believe anyone wanted to make you feel bad. I think it's great you asked about feeding your bird pellets mixed with baby food. It's pretty logical to think baby food would be safe, quick and easy. I just think you could find a variety of healthier alternatives that are just as easy to prepare. Birdie bread can be cut into cubes and frozen to be served a cube at a time.

Here's another idea that may appeal to a finicky Grey.

Bird food: Cooking blend for hookbills at Drs. Foster & Smith

You can cook a batch and freeze it in an ice cube tray and serve a cube daily.

Instead of a standard size blender and a big mess, I use this chopper daily.

BLACK+DECKER 1.5-Cup One Touch Chopper in White-HC306 - The Home Depot

It's super quick and easy to put a carrot, apple, pepper, kale, just enough to shred and add to prepared brown rice or quinoa, add frozen veggies and your bird gets a good meal. Not too much harder than baby food and less expensive.
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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

Try a fresh made Veggie Smoothie. I know that picky eater of mine thinks they are great . Grind them and mix with a small amount of the smoothie
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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

I didnt say anything earlier ( hesitant to disagree with a mod ) but I dont understand the issue with baby food as long as a variety is used and its not left out too long.

I happen to have some because I have triec baby food with pellets. Mine wont eat it.

I just looked at my jars. The squash is just squash, the apes are just apples, the peas are just peas.

Its just vegetables fruits and meats someone has pureed.

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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

I believe the issue is that unless it's specifically labeled "organic", the ingredients used are GMO based ....at least that's what I understood from Gerber's site https://www.gerber.com/why-gerber/about-our-ingredients
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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

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Hi could you replicate the flavours she will eat of the baby food with home made? Made to the same consistency if that's what she likes?
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Hi it's a shame that you find giving your bird the very best not for you and not something I have come across here on this forum which has so many devoted parronts who would quite likely spend their last dime on their bird rather than themselves. I have tried to find out the nutritional content of Gerber Baby food but as not in USA was not able to access. But the nutritional content will have been correctly proportioned for a human baby of a certain age not a parrot.
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Its just veggies and such that someone else pureed. Its not formulated for a baby. Maybe you are thinking milk type formula. We also have stage 2 baby foods that are in bits.

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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

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I didnt say anything earlier ( hesitant to disagree with a mod ) but I dont understand the issue with baby food as long as a variety is used and its not left out too long.

I happen to have some because I have triec baby food with pellets. Mine wont eat it.

I just looked at my jars. The squash is just squash, the apes are just apples, the peas are just peas.

Its just vegetables fruits and meats someone has pureed.
Grace, I probably shouldn't ask a question I may not want to hear the answer too, but why would you be hesitant to state your opinion just because it differs from a mod's opinion? We're a pretty friendly, approachable group. You have the right to state your own opinions just like all our members, even if your opinions aren't the same as a mod's.

I would worry about organic baby food being left in the bowl for very long, just MHO.
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Re: Baby food and crushed pellets?

Yes- regardless of store bought or homemade baby/puréed food- be careful how long you leave it in the bowl for
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