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How can I make chop taste better, my 2 GCC and 2 Jendays are very picky with their chop. I also add sprouts to their chop
 

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My recipe, last batch I made

1 lb single ingredient pasta
1 cup steel cut oatmeal
3 cans no-salt corn
1 ea red and orange pepper
1 can lentils, rinsed and drained
1 head cauliflower
2 heads broccoli
2 bundles parsley
2 bags matchstick carrots
1 bunch kale greens
1 bag baby spinach
2 bags Brussel sprouts
14 large jalapeno peppers
5 big handfuls of habanero peppers
12 red hot chilies
1 lb green beans (cut into 1" pcs)
1/2 lb snap peas in pods (cut to 1" pcs)
1 bunch collard green leaves (no stems)
 
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that's some shopping list, can I ask why the HOT peppers and do you add the seeds inside the peppers or do you cut them out...
 

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Parrots have few if any taste bud receptors for the chemicals that make the heat. What is blazing hot to us is merely tangy to them. Hot peppers can get a parrot to be interested n bland and otherwise uninteresting foods. I use the whole pepper, seeds and all.
 
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Parrots have few if any taste bud receptors for the chemicals that make the heat. What is blazing hot to us is merely tangy to them. Hot peppers can get a parrot to be interested n bland and otherwise uninteresting foods. I use the whole pepper, seeds and all.
Again, do you chop the seeds of these hot peppers or do you clean them out before you chop them
 
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Again, do you chop the seeds of these hot peppers or do you clean them out before you chop them
I did a new chop with 3 of the hot peppers you use, still none of it was touched.
 

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Keep offering it for awhile, I'd mix it in with the seeds, lil bit at first and increase over 2-3 weeks.
 
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Keep offering it for awhile, I'd mix it in with the seeds, lil bit at first and increase over 2-3 weeks.
I was thinking of adding seeds, thank you for your help
 

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