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Fruit and Veg for Conures

Sorry if there is already a thread about this. I just wondered what are the best things to feed my GCC =] thanks
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NEVER feed avacado! There are a few lists I know people made in the food forums and I think Abby made a huge one, it's worth checking out my baby loves blackberries, apples, water cress, manga, papaya, pineapple and anything I offer him really. He loves a bit of coconut too

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Almost all fruits and vegetables are good, but do check out the threads about toxic foods.

Fruit pits and seeds can be toxis even when the fruit is good. For example, apple seeds contain arsnic.

Also, watch the quantities given to such a little bird. They can like something so much that they eat too much of it, just like kids and, well, adults.


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Libby will eat just about any fruit or veggie I give her -- BUT NEVER, NEVER the dreaded green beans! She does like the veggies more than the fruit. I keep frozen mixed fruit and frozen mixed veggies and defrost what I need, so they're always on hand.

Both of my birds also love birdie bread, which has fruit and veggies in it, along with a bunch of other good stuff. I don't use a mix, I make it from scratch, but it's easy and freezes well.

On a side note, years ago I had a Blue Front Amazon Parrot. He would eat just about anything EXCEPT Lima Beans -- but who can blame him for that? He'd actually FLING them out of his cage, as far as he could!

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I have to agree with Jo Anne, those dreaded green beans get left in the bowl everytime. i have been feeding a mix of food from my safe bird store and Cricket has been ignoring his fruit and veggies. Maybe cus there are fruits and veggies in the mix, but i feel they should have some fresh too. Watch out for those blackberries, i always find blackberry juice on the wall and it is hard to get off.

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try corn its my baby favorite veg of all time

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I faithfully make my birds veggies or fruit bowls, and daily they ignore them. lol Theyll eat apple from me but not out of their bowls. Lucy likes corn too. Not giving up though. Bought some different things to try out.

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I make a mix in the mornings that can include any (or all) of the following, .... rice ( I buy a mix at walmart with 5-6 different kinds ) wild rice, tiny pasta, split peas, lentils, quinoa, cous cous, millet, barley, minced fresh vegiies such as .... radish, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, hot or sweet peppers including the seeds, mixed greens, corn and peas and sprouted seeds....there are probably other things in there too that I can't remember...lol... and a few times a week I add contitioning food and egg food, all my birds from budgies to conure eat his in the morning and love it.
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For fresh veggies & fruits, I sometimes put them on stainless steel skewers for foraging and hang them in their cage. I also use the food processor to make "Chop." Go to Patricia Sund's Blog to learn more about CHOP: http://www.parrotnation.com
My latest batch contains all organic broccoli, yellow squash, hot peppers, kale, romaine lettuce, red pepper, Celery, carrots, corn, chia seeds, mango, and blueberries. They love it! I scoop it into zip locks and freeze it and thaw it as needed. I also mix cooked grains in it or crumbled, saltless, brown rice cakes before serving.

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Persnickety I also freeze mine. I use 1/2 cup zip lock containers and when I empty one I throw another into the fridge to be thawed by the next morning when I need it again.. works perfectly.
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Thanks for all the advice i want to try and make birdie bread, i just hope i do it right :P. Sheldon seems to prefer fruit, he loves apple and grapes, ive tried him with carrot, broccoli, peas, brussel sprouts (cant blame him for not liking that lol). He loves dried banana, he takes it to his water and dunks it like a biscuit before eating it, hes so cute haha
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