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Old 08-12-2012, 02:44 AM
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So I am an idiot, we recently moved 2/3rds of the way across the US (military) and I, idiot that I am, did not go buy extra food for the move. So...we're in a new place and the only way to buy Zupreem locally is in 3lb bags for $20 (NOT HAPPENING)

So...I've order my usual bags, but they won't be here until the end of the week. Years ago, I was in this situation and found a homemade food recipe that held us over, but I can't seem to find it now. (I remember it had beans and rice and ???, I cooked it all and froze it in serving sizes)

Of course she is used to eating pretty much everything we do, but does anyone have a general recipe (healthy please, doesn't have to be organic) that would be good to feed for about a week? I'm headed to the grocery store today, so I can pick up anything I need to make it with, but I'm really having a blond moment here. I found Making Your Own Parrot Food but I definitely remember cooking the beans and grains last time...so any advice would be helpful. Guessing since navy beans are a no-no, I should avoid a bag of 15 bean mix. I haven't unpacked my dehydrator yet, so the dried veggies are a bit problematic, as well. I assume I could just substitute fresh or frozen?

Thanks for any advice
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:58 AM
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Oh dear.....
You have not mentioned what bird you have
I guess what would be best in your situation, purchase fresh fruit and veggies.
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Re: Sigh, food help please

You can feed as above and add wallnuts, pine nuts and any other nuts you can get except peanuts. There is also the soft foods like oatmeal and baby foods in the jar mixed with crumbled cornbread. This should keep the bird from hunger and last till end of week.
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Re: Sigh, food help please

I have a beans and rice recipe that my Alexandrine gets with her pellets (her previous owner got it from their Avian vet) I'm happy to send you a copy if you like?
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:23 AM
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Re: Sigh, food help please

You could certainly give her a few seeds to get thru. The poor thing in the wild would go for seeds first if she were starving.
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Re: Sigh, food help please

Oops! I have a Blue and Gold Macaw, she's 12 years old. (We are not out of food yet, we will run out today)

Devann, I would love that recipe!

I figure they don't get commercial pellets in the wild, so I ought to be able to make a complete feed from the grocery store. (I've actually thought about trying to do that all the time, but in the end I'm lazy, and commercial pellets are so much easier and then just provide treats from our meals!)
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Re: Sigh, food help please

Frozen is easy. Mixed vegges frozen. I use carrots peas and corn just put them in hot water when I am in a hurry. Also frozen broccoli mine eat better than fresh. It is just right when it thaws. Mine don't like it cooked or raw.
Baked potatoes are healthy as well. The "Just veggies" dehydrated are great for them. Amazon has a great price on them right now. 2 bags for a little more than one normally costs.
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hope this helps, we don't use any bouillon or spices or anything. and we don't add crumbled pellets to the mixture, she gets whole ones added just before serving.
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Thanks very much, we're cooking it now!
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