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Old 12-01-2011, 05:34 PM
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Peppers

I've noticed many people on here commenting that they feed their GCC peppers. For those of you that do, what type(s) of peppers are you speaking off? I've seen dried red chili peppers as treats at the pet stores. Do you feed fresh peppers? If yes, what kind?
Would dried chili peppers from the grocery store be ok?

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Old 12-01-2011, 06:09 PM
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Re: Peppers

I feed various fresh peppers. Red,yellow, orange mild peppers and jalapenos. I dice a lot up and freeze them then thaw a pinch at a time. I would think grocery store dried ones are the same thing. Just check the label to make sure there's no salt added.
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Re: Peppers

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I feed various fresh peppers. Red,yellow, orange mild peppers and jalapenos. I dice a lot up and freeze them then thaw a pinch at a time. I would think grocery store dried ones are the same thing. Just check the label to make sure there's no salt added.
What do you freeze them in?
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:14 PM
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Re: Peppers

Amigo loves fresh serranos and jalepeno peppers. I give them to him whole and he'll spend about 10mins. munching on one. It's amazing to me how much he likes them 'cause they're really spicy hot!
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:24 PM
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Re: Peppers

I go to farm fresh and grab a handful for the "assorted peppers" it's like a bunch of different types of jalapenos and chili peppers. Both fids just love orange bell peppers Lucy like habanero peppers too, bleu just licks them, doesn't actually eat them. I'm considering ghost peppers next, they're SUPER hot.. but I wonder if they'll like them Birds don't sense the heat of the peppers like we humanoids do
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Re: Peppers

I feed chillies to my parrots almost daily. I was told by a birdkeeper many years ago that chillies prevent intestinal worms in parrots. Must work because my parrots never seem to have worms.

I also found this link of interrest.
Benefits of Chillies - Capsaicin, Detoxicants, Pain killer, Antibiotic, Brain, Cancer, Heart Attack, Lung Disease
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I feed various fresh peppers. Red,yellow, orange mild peppers and jalapenos. I dice a lot up and freeze them then thaw a pinch at a time. I would think grocery store dried ones are the same thing. Just check the label to make sure there's no salt added.
What do you freeze them in?
A rubbermade/tupperware type container
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:56 PM
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Re: Peppers

Kayak looooooooves any type of pepper. Carlisle doesn't like "wet and moisty" stuff but he will eat any dried pepper. Kayak normally gets bell peppers because they're my favorite :X I'm forced to share with her. Mmmmm fresh bell peppers. I'll sit with her and snack on it after I slice it up.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:00 PM
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Re: Peppers

Thank you so much for all the information! This weekend I chopped up & froze kale, mustard greens, bell peppers, & hot peppers. Keen loved it all. Opi ignored it all, of course.
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Re: Peppers

I haven't been able to get Pyro to eat any fresh foods except fresh coconut and grains. I'm beginning to think he doesn't like moist foods. This doesn't make sense to me though because he still loves his formula at least 3x a day. I was thinking of mashing some fruits and veggies and adding them to his formula. I'm not sure if this is a good idea though. If he doesn't like it, I dont want it to turn him off to his formula. I dont think I'll make a big deal out of fresh foods until he is off the formula.
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