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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 08:46 AM Thread Starter


 
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Talking food dos and donts

so i remeber when ifrirs got solo i always wanted to know what foods he could and couldnt eat so i thought it would be a good idea to start a thread to help out all the new parrot (and old) owners. and you guys can just add to the lists as we go

Great Stuff!:

Whole wheat breads, Oats ,Corn ,Brown rice, Corn bread ,Peas, Most beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Asparagus, Spinach ,Whole wheat or vegetable pasta, Turnip greens ,Mustard greens , peppers (bell, jalapeno, chilies etc.), parsley, egg noodles, bulgur wheat, cheerios, wheat germ, cooked chicken and turkey, potatoes, cooked egg, apple, yogurt, cottage cheese, banana, pumpkin seed, pine nuts, life cereal, papaya
Good Stuff:

grapes , oranges, grapefruit, lemon, lime, cherries, pomegranate, peaches, nectarine, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, blackberries, blueberries, pears, pineapple, Romaine Lettuce,Red Cabbage, Butter Lettuce, Greenleaf Lettuce, Turnips, Radishes, Bread , Pasta, Biscuits, millet, Cucumber, Tomato, Squash, Zucchini, cooked Rice, Almonds, Canary Grass seed, Garbanzo Beans, Granola cereal (no sugar), Water Chestnuts, Oatmeal, Mango
Good Limited: (Good Nutrition, but high in fat)

Brazil Nuts, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews, Cooked beef and pork, Macaroni & cheese, Sunflower seeds, Cream Cheese, hard cheeses, Pizza

Neutral Stuff: (not bad for them, but not much nutrition)

Lettuce, Cabbage, Celery, Crackers, white bread, flour tortillas, Bagels, Popcorn, Mushrooms, Hominy Grits
Neutral Limited: Not =bad= (ie not toxic), but high in fat, salt or sugar

French fries, Potato chips, Tortilla chips, Sausages, Lunchmeat, Cookies, Cake, Muffins, Pretzels, Frankfurters, Gatorade, Muffins, most breakfast cereals, butter/margarine, most canned foods, Ice cream, Doughnuts, Pastries
BAD stuff: (toxic or possibly harmful)

Avocado, Chocolate, Caffeine, Alcohol, carbonated drinks, Milk (they can’t digest it), dried fruits (containing sulfides or sulphates), most houseplants, catnip, Apple seeds
Apricot pits, Asparagus, Beans – Kidney, Lima, Beans, any dried, Cherry pits, Nectarine pits, Olives, Peach pits, Pear pips, Plum pits

feel free to correct me if im wrong


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I only briefly had a glance over this, but it all seems okay

great for a first time bird owner etc

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Cooked and fully sprouted beans are fine to give. I also like to give them Red Palm Oil. My Macaw gets it daily, while the others get it on top of their birdie bread a few times a week.
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haha pizza? I dont think Id ever be tempted to feed my birds pizza or some of the other people foods listed



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Oh goodness I never noticed this

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French fries, Potato chips, Tortilla chips, Sausages, Lunchmeat, Cookies, Cake, Muffins, Pretzels, Frankfurters, Gatorade, Muffins, most breakfast cereals, butter/margarine, most canned foods, Ice cream, Doughnuts, Pastries"

I would not allow any of my birds to eat these things

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nore would i, i got this list of an internet site some of the stuff is a bit odd like mac and cheese i dont think i would ever feed tha to solo it so fatty but if you read the heading it just tells you if its good or not

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you can make a special mac and cheese, use a high quality whole wheat pasta prepared as it says on the box or packet, shred soy cheese (parrots cant digest dairy) over the hot pasta. Once it has melted you can add dried fruit, chopped veggies, pellets, crumbled hard boiled egg or any other things your bird likes. Cut it into squares and serve, freeze some for the next day etc

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thats a great idea daisy im going to try that out sometime this week

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no problem

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LOL Russel eats a bit of pizza with me when I have it mostly because hes basically on my shoulder whenever Im at home so he just steals. Nice list Jess I didnt know asparagus had anything bad in it does it have some sort of reaction?

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I don't know as I said I just got it off the internet but I will google it and see solo also have a bad habit of stealing

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cool list though as the others said I would not feed half the things in there

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Need help for a recipe

Hello everyone...does anybody know how to make a bread using pellets ?
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Hi junie... do you have a recipe for birdie bread? then just add some pellets to it... I use jiffy corn muffin mix and add 2 small jars of baby food veggies or fruit. 1 egg and if desired can add shell and all.. ( that is debated by some, I tend to not use it as I can't crush it fine enough. You can add some crushed oyster shell if desired, whatever fruits and veggies desired chopped or minced fine. Whatever seeds and nuts you would like to add and pellets if so desired... cook in greased cake pan or in paper lined muffin tins. I like to cook it till it is fairly dry inside, not real moist or gooey. My birds really enjoy it.
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Thanks for sharing this beautiful information and it is very new for me and thanks for sharing this and really it is awesome and great for me that what to give or what not to parrots?
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Well it is a wonderful post with full of information. With the help of this post we can easily learn that what should we give to our parrots and what should not. Thanks for the post.
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