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I have a quick question, I have been looking on the www.store.birdstreetbistro.com website and I am thinking I am going to get some for Dreyfuss my CAG. has anybody used it and if so could you recommend a "bistro meal" I want to see what he likes and doesnt, the bistros are $10 each but shipping for me is like 20-30 dollars so if I get it I would stock up and get a few. He doesnt seem to eat fruit and veggies on its own really. I have tried celery, peas, grapes,strawberries, corn (he will nibble on) red and green pepper, he turns his nose to it all. I do not know why but he is still pretty young, he is around 7-8 months now maybe age is something to consider..
is it worth buying and trying?
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I feed Maxx the Tropical and Viva La Veggies, and he loves them. I call it his gruel. They are local to Colorado, so they are available in bulk at a few bird stores.



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How lucky you are Bob. I have never had any luck finding any cooked food that Cricket liked. I haven't done oatmeal and he will nibble at what is on my plate sometimes but i don't let him have just anything. Sorry i don't know more about the brand but the ones bob feeds max sounds yummy!
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I can't see the link on the collage computer, sorry

You could try making your own meals for him. Some cooked veggies, whole wheat pasta and throw in some herbs and there you have a very likeable meal! My birds love it

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I also cook my own... I started when the cooked bird food ( gee can't even remember the name now ) was discontinued.. I buy a mix of different kinds of rices , white, brown, red, sweet Hawaiian and wild... I add lentils, popcorn, millet, barley, steel cut oats, quinoa, cous cous, and different tiny pastas , and any thing else I find ...lol I under cook everything so it stays seperated not clumpy and gooey. I pout in the things that take longer to cook a few minutes before the other stuff and when it is done I add minced frozen veggies ( my birds LOVE corn ) I make a big pot of this and freeze it in 2 day portions. I add fresh veggies and herbs to it in the am and feed it cold out of the fridge... all my birds love this... this am they had a little egg food , conditioning food and dill weed added to it. Try cooking just a little rice and see if your birds will eat it ( I choose rice cuz most people have it in the house... or pasta) Then go wild!!...lol

Oh I think the cooked food I used to buy was called Beak Appitite... it was discontinued but I think it is back again...

You can also mix things in that make different kinds of meals to.. like rice and fresh or dried fruits with a little cinnamon = rice pudding, rice, lentils, beans ( fully cooked) split peas, hot chilies and chili powder = mexican style rice. Rice, apples, nuts and aple pie spices = apple pie.

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You never know with birds if they'll like something, but it's great to try. Making your own meals out of chopped fruits and veggies would be awesome!


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thanx guys, today I bought pumpkin seeds, pasta, red palm oil, dried papaya,dried pineapple, dried mango, millet, brown and golden flax seed, and cinnamon, im going to try to make my own. I find that when I offer dreyfuss treats he turns his nose to it unless its sunflowe seeds. I think I am going to stop giving it to him as a treat, maybe that will kick him into actually trying other foods.

I am going to attempt to make a soft food and bread for him tonight. fingers crossed it turns out, I am not much of a cook at all.

thank you guys for your imput it helped me out a great deal
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I made the bread today (in muffin form), I topped the muffins off with nuts, millet and coconut. I hope he likes it, he is sooooooo picky!

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they look amazing , im totaly going to try cook for my birds this holiday

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Those are awesome! I'd love to give that a go!

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They look good enough for us to eat! That lucky grey!


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Those muffins sure look scrumptious! I bet my fids would dig in! To answer your original question, Bird Street Bistro is excellent. My fids love all the flavors, especially the fiesta flavor.

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Woah! I love it!!




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they didint like them ..haha had to throw them away . I will try again adding and taking away a few things.
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Really? OMG, after all that work, and they looked so yummy too. Birds can be sooo....persnickety.

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Hehehe...Kristen...
I think you've just got to be persistent with it and don't give up. Alex has decided that he's going to start being picky, when just a few weeks ago he would eat up anything I gave him. But everyday I still encourage him to eat different foods. It can be frustrating but it'll be worth it once your birds finally start eating different things. Eventually you'll know what they really love, like I know my Kiki LOVES oatmeal, corn and spaghetti. Then experiment with those foods, by incorporating them into recipes and adding other foods to them. There are lots of possibilities. Good luck.




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