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Product for fruit loving birds!

My conure LOVES fruit! I dont buy a lot of fruit other than apples cuz they go bad before they are used (I do buy lots of veggies to share with my birds tho). I found a freeze dried fruit product at my grocery store... nothing added just freeze dried fruit. It is light and crispy and really tasty (I ate some too...lol) My conure LOVES it! There are quite a few different ones but I buy the mixed fruit. Every 2 days my conure and tiel both get a few pieces in their treat cup... makes for a very happy conure!...lol
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Oh that is cool that they have the mixed version. I have also seen the unsulfured safe freeze dried fruits at Trader Joes. They don't have a mixed bag tho. Unfortunately, my birds didn't seem to like the raspberry or blueberry-which are the only two I have tried.
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Mine seems to like the strawberrys best... you can also buy bags with single types of fruits in them. I bet kids would love these too! Oh and I just buy them at walmart... about $3.50 for a small bag of them, however there is quite a bit in the bag.
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Those look good I highly recommend a dehydrator. Best thing I ever bought for the birds, except for my food processor!

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My birds dont like the texture of dried fruit and wont touch it... these are freeze dried so they are light, airy and crispy.
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Please remember that, as convenient as dehydrated or freeze-dried fruits (or veggies) are, to us as owners, they are not what nature intended parrots to eat. Their digestive systems were created to consume food with VERY high contents of water (there is no dry food they consume in the wild, even seeds and nuts are moist). Please see this and take into consideration that humans are omnivorous and, as such, do naturally consume dry food, while parrots are herbivores and don't: http://www.livestrong.com/article/35...ts-vegetables/
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Please remember that, as convenient as dehydrated or freeze-dried fruits (or veggies) are, to us as owners, they are not what nature intended parrots to eat. Their digestive systems were created to consume food with VERY high contents of water (there is no dry food they consume in the wild, even seeds and nuts are moist). Please see this and take into consideration that humans are omnivorous and, as such, do naturally consume dry food, while parrots are herbivores and don't: http://www.livestrong.com/article/35...ts-vegetables/
Good point, but my birds eat high moisture cooked food every day! The dried fruit is a small portion every other day
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