Vege Bites for Birds, Human Grade freeze dried bits of seasonal veggies. These can be served as is or reconstituted for a healthy snack or meal. Perfect for those little beaks! I’ve tasted them and they Yummy. Being a Mobile Bird Groomer I get to go into people houses see what my clients are feeding their birds we always talk veges. Mostly I heard my bird doesn’t like vegetables, my bird only likes grapes or some other type of fruit or maybe a carrot (which is the only vegetable I will here about) .
I look in the cage, I see a bowl filled to the top with some kind of sunflower seed mixture. Sunflower seeds are addictive and are mostly fat, there is not much nutrition in sunflowers seeds the birds become addicted, only eat the sunflowers seeds and throw the rest of the food on the floor. The next item I see mostly is Peanuts. Peanuts are grown in the ground, the shells are porous so they absorb toxic pesticide very easily, also they have been known to grow mold and cause liver cancer in birds.
I feed my birds a variety of food, pellets, seeds (1-1/2 tbls of seeds for an Amazon sized bird) veges, they get 1 nut a day whether it be Cashew, Almond (which is the best) or Pistachio sometimes Walnuts or Pecans and Christine’s Chop Shop Food. They also get dinner (low in proteins and NO Pizza or Chips, Ok for a treat but only once a month NO MORE). They loved cooked legumes, beans and Lentils, Quinoa, Rice or Fresh and Frozen veges (cooked).
I give 5 to 10 different types of Vegetables Daily they are often Organic ALL TYPES OF PEPPERS, All Squashes, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes cooked and Raw, Sugar Snap Peas, Regular Peas, Kale or Swiss Chard, Cilantro, All Different Sprouts, Oats. Domestic Birds are often deficient in Vitamin A so your orange veges are good Sweet Potatoes (high in sugar be careful) Butternut squash very good source of Vit A and Peppers too. I will give some fruit BUT MOSTLY VEGES! lots of sugar in fruit. Now while Christine’s is not organic yet, it is still better than an all seed diets. I like her food because it has lots of different veges and it is a food based diet. Where as most birds are eating seed only or only pellet who’s first ingredient is corn. Also it is very convenient she does all the cutting up of veges for you.
Christine’ chop shop makes it easy to feed veges.
BIRDS DO NOT LIKE CHANGE IF THEY FILL UP ON UNHEALTHY FOOD, THERE IS NO REASON TO EVEN LOOK IN A VEGES BOWL. SO THIS IS WHAT YOU DO. AT NIGHT TAKE OUT THEIR FOOD BOWL. IN THE MORNING ONLY GIVE VEGES FOR AN HOUR OR 2 THEN PUT THE REGULAR FOOD BOWL BACK IN. AGAIN THE BIRDS DON’T LIKE CHANGE THEY MAYNOT LOOK IN THE BOWL FOR A WEEK OR MORE, KEEP IT UP DON’T GIVE UP AFTER A WHILE ITS NOT NEW ANYMORE AND THEY WILL LOOK AND TRY SOME IN THE BOWL. DO THIS EVERYDAY FOR 5 MONTHS AND I BET THEY WILL START TO EAT THE VEGES AND LIKE THEM BEFORE THE 5 MONTHS IS UP. I HAVE 5 BIRDS SO THEY WATCH THE OTHERS EAT AND THEY GIVE INTO THE PEER PRESURE SO IF YOU HAVE OTHER BIRDS IT DOES HELP. DO THIS AND YOU WILL HAVE A HEALTHIER BIRD. The freeze dried veggies can be left in the cage all day long and stay fresh. Birds Love them.
Parrot food list
Your parrot can eat the following vegetables:
- Bell peppers
- Collard greens
- Hot peppers
- Mustard greens
- Winter squashes
- Dandelion greens
- Sweet potatoes
Your parrot can eat the following fruit:
- Passion fruit
Toxic foods and foods to avoid giving parrots
Toxic foods that should never be fed to your bird include:
- Cassava (tapioca)
- Dairy products
- Chocolate or cocoa
- Fruit seeds and pits