Quote: Originally Posted by wter5989
I tried the dried apples he wouldn't have anything to do with them,even soaked in apple juice,however, I put the rest of the apple in a sandwich baggie an put in fridge an suprisingly,it works it last up to three or 4 times me using It, works great
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Special preparations are by no means necessary for parrots. A lot of owners just find it easier to provide a varied diet by making "chop" or "mash" in large batches. It's also good for picky eaters because it's harder to pick out things they don't like, but not every bird is picky. My mom is pretty 'old school' in how she cares for her birds. They've never had chop or specially prepared food in their lives and get a few big chunks of various fruit and veg every day instead. But those birds are avian garbage cans- if it shows up in their dish, they'll eat it (wish my bird was like that about produce!). Her fridge is always full of half cut up produce for the birds and it does last a while. If you do plan to feed like that, you just have to be sure they aren't eating too much of any one thing nor being overly picky so they get the full spectrum of nutrients they need
Might be a good idea to shoot for a few different types each of fruit, veg and leafy greens every week to keep the variety wide enough.