Veggies for your parrot not you.

Tman

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How many times have you gone to the store to get veggies for your parrot, and you say to yourself as you are picking up a veggies and say I don't like take and don't buy it because you don't like it not your parrot. You're shopping for your parrot not you.
I have done it myself.
Here is a list of veggies I buy for my guys.
1.red pepper 🌶
2. Green pepper
3 yellow pepper
4. Orange pepper
( I only buy two of these at a time, I switch them up.)
5. Romaine lettuce.
6. Red lettuce
7. Dandelion leafs 🍃
8. Bok cho
9. Broccoli
10. Snow peas
11. Green beans
12 carrots with stems.
13. Corn on the cob
14. Sweet potato
( I cook the sweet potato in the microwave)
( now I don't get them all at once I only have 2 parrots. Ijust mix up the group)
Also I make sprouts about once or twice a week.
I use a food processor to finely grind the veggies. I get a bowl and put the veggies in the bowl and mix the sweet potatoes with the veggies.
For Anna I put pellet that grind up to a powder and mix a bunch of that into her mix. To get her to switch to pellets.
And that my chop recipe.
 

Laurasea

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I'm always buying my parrots veggies i don't like, lol , its always for them.
Like I hate cucumber, but I get because they love it. They eat better than me!
 

Flboy

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Funny! The only thing on that list that I avoid is corn! Not that I dislike it, but it’s not the best for human consumption!
 

SailBoat

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Living under the rule of HRH, we have found that he only eats what we eat. Likely that food tester thing -- if we live, he will eat it...
 

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That's a great recipe Tman! Definitely want variety, otherwise they get bored. Just like people!!
 

Ira7

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A lot of stuff on your list is on mine too.

Ever try beets? I also feed turnip, radishes, different types of zucchini, and God knows what else I find.

Once in a while, I get him the small bag of shredded kale, red lettuce and some other crap, but as a rule, no lettuce. Not much nutrition there, but it sure can’t hurt.

I too give my guy corn on occasion, which ain’t so nutritious either.
 
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wrench13

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A nice wide group of veggies. Carrots, I learned, need to be cooked same as the sweet tater, or they can't digest them and draw nutrients. I avoid beets, they just stain everything and look nasty. Beet greens is in my current chop mix though. Load up on the hot peppers, hotter the better.
 

Flboy

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FancysMom

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LOL - I'm actually just the opposite! I buy veggies for Francis, hoping he likes them. Then, when he inevitably doesn't, I eat them myself. :rolleyes::p
 

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