I want to know what people feed as a dry staple diet. I want to know how you serve your veggies. Do you do mashes? If so, how do you make them? Do you do birdie breads? What other things do you feed your birds? Photos are welcome, but please everyone share
my dry mix consists of my own mixture.
i buy my local petstores favourite seed mix that they package themselves. i buy a 4 lb budgie mix, a 2 lb budgie mix and a 2 lb canary mix and mix it at home myself. then i buy human grade kosher sunflower seeds from the bulk food store and add those separately each day. each bird gets 4 per day.
then when i prepare the dried mix i add in a pinch of my own homemade herb salad. my herb salad contains rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, chamomile, hibiscus, rose hips, cayenne pepper powder, dried chili peppers, cinnamon, garlic powder, ginger powder, brewer's yeast, coriander.
for the lovebirds i add one crushed nutriberry once a day.
then i add dried fruit into the mix and they really like that. i home dry my fruit.
sometimes i add in some treats
some treats i have right now are home baked pumpkin seeds and store bought yogurt dip treats.
they also have their hagen pellets available to them all day. mango does not touch them, but munch picks at them and the tiels like them.
i also offer red palm oil, we offer it on toast or in their birdie bread
we offer a variety of veggies and greens. some treats we offer are dandelions and they are a big hit! standard veggies we normally use are broccoli and carrots and a few others depending on what the birds are wanting at the time.
we offer mashes of different varieties and different textures. wont go into detail, but we use the staple veggies such as broccoli and carrots and then add other foods. we add new things, we change recipes, my mashes/chops are never the same each time. sometimes i offer fresh fruits, sometimes i offer pastas and cooked beans... just depends on what we have and what they want.
and we home dry our fruits! we do some for teas for ourselves and we do some for the birds!