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Old 10-20-2017, 02:48 AM
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So I'm wondering if Timneh is getting what she needs and too much of what she doesn't.
Each Day
2-3 grapes
2-3 cashews
about 5 pine nuts
2 nutri berries
zupreem fruit pellets in her dish all day
about 3 tablespoons of her mashed which has about twenty percent sweet potatoes, then a mix of veggies, and about ten percent fruits. I try to cover all the basics and make sure theres a good amount of greens. Brocc, peppers, bok choy, cauliflower, tomatoes, mango, banana, blueberries. Theres a few other things but I can't remember I portion and freeze it. Then I mix it with an avi cake and a couple teaspoons of ground up fine pellets. then we hang out and I spoon it to her so she eats it. Shes not a big fan- of veggies. She enjoys destroying them on her k bob though.
Thank you so much for helping Timneh and I.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:22 AM
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Re: What do you think of Timnehs strange diet?

Sounds great to me! It’s a great variety across the spectrum of colors and types.
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awesome thank you very much

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Re: What do you think of Timnehs strange diet?

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So I'm wondering if Timneh is getting what she needs and too much of what she doesn't.
Each Day
2-3 grapes
2-3 cashews
about 5 pine nuts
2 nutri berries
zupreem fruit pellets in her dish all day
about 3 tablespoons of her mashed which has about twenty percent sweet potatoes, then a mix of veggies, and about ten percent fruits. I try to cover all the basics and make sure theres a good amount of greens. Brocc, peppers, bok choy, cauliflower, tomatoes, mango, banana, blueberries. Theres a few other things but I can't remember I portion and freeze it. Then I mix it with an avi cake and a couple teaspoons of ground up fine pellets. then we hang out and I spoon it to her so she eats it. Shes not a big fan- of veggies. She enjoys destroying them on her k bob though.
Thank you so much for helping Timneh and I.
Thank you for this post.
Iím making soup & was wondering if Bok Choy was okay to give to Levi.
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Re: What do you think of Timnehs strange diet?

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So I'm wondering if Timneh is getting what she needs and too much of what she doesn't.
Each Day
2-3 grapes
2-3 cashews
about 5 pine nuts
2 nutri berries
zupreem fruit pellets in her dish all day
about 3 tablespoons of her mashed which has about twenty percent sweet potatoes, then a mix of veggies, and about ten percent fruits. I try to cover all the basics and make sure theres a good amount of greens. Brocc, peppers, bok choy, cauliflower, tomatoes, mango, banana, blueberries. Theres a few other things but I can't remember I portion and freeze it. Then I mix it with an avi cake and a couple teaspoons of ground up fine pellets. then we hang out and I spoon it to her so she eats it. Shes not a big fan- of veggies. She enjoys destroying them on her k bob though.
Thank you so much for helping Timneh and I.
Hi I personally don't feed tomatoes, swap snap peas or carrots instead? The sweeter root veggies are an excellent way to get our parrots started and then swap in others slowly. Was wondering the order of what you are feeding as fill her in the order on the list and the veggies wont get much of a look in. Something to consider also is a hungry bird is more willing to try new things. Is your pellet organic and colour free? Other ways to introduce veggies in particular is a birdie omelet once in a while with veggies added, or brown rice or some wholewheat pasta or Quinoa with a veggie pesto added? Try just her veggies in a dish on the table with you and you eat too?
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Re: What do you think of Timnehs strange diet?

I forgot I do put in a good variety of colored carrots. I've been using my tomatoes from the garden I do get worried about the toxicity of the plant itself. Wash my hands really well but you can still smell the tomato plant smells after a couple washings. She eats her pellets first we were doing more veggies but my vet was very concerned about her eating enough pellets and wanted me to cut back on the veggies. Great ideas I will be trying them tomorrow. She loves the inside bean of green beans and most beans but says whatever to the rest and she makes me pull em out. Lol it makes a good treat anyway.
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I haven't gotten away from the plastic wrap yet but I never hear it up anymore thanks to you plumsmum. I got 20 of these great plastic dishes till I realized I'm not sure if they are bpa free and all that. Still working on it.
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I find it difficult to find BPA free plastic dishes here. Did buy some tiny ones a little while back that had come from New Zealand to the UK ??? Yes heating is the main thing with leaching I think?

Tomatoes are very acidic, part of the nightshade family, so I stay away.
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Re: What do you think of Timnehs strange diet?

For my guys, I just use GlassLock containers to store food that needs to be refrigerated/frozen, and I use stainless steel dishes for their food (pellets, seeds, dried flowers, herbs) and water. For wet food, I give it to them on a ceramic plate. They will only eat certain foods from their food dishes, so everything else needs to be clipped to their aviary or served on a plate. The only thing they'll eat off the floor of their aviary is seed.

And yep, I'd never heat plastic containers (at least when feeding my animals). Also, many BPA-free containers contain BPE, which is just as bad. You also have to look out for phthalates. To be safe, as I said earlier, I only use GlassLock containers to store their wet/moist food. I actually use my largest GlassLock container as a saltwater pool for my hermit crabs (because, again, I don't trust plastic). Also, I think softer plastic might be more dangerous? I think it's the really hard, clear plastic that you want. Honestly, I'd recommend ordering some GlassLock containers online (you can also buy stainless steel storage containers, but glass is even more inert).
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