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Raw or cooked?

Hey all x do you seve veggies to your birds raw or cooked? I was wondering about things like broccoli and cauliflower x
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I serve my mine cooked, steamed is best.
Carrot raw.

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I feed all fruit and vegies raw, cut into small pieces...

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Raw, cooking destroys a lot of goodness. If it HAS to be cooked then that's different haha

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So raw broccoli isn't dangerous then? Sorry x I'm a tad overprotective x
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Nope, I put it in the food processor and make it all fluffy, sprinkle it on other foods then hahaha

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I feed it both ways... I mince in fine and add it to my cooked food as soon as I turn off the heat... That way it is blanched for freezing and I also give it raw.. My birds love to pick the little buds off of broccoli.
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Thanks for the advice x I offered it to her raw and she loved it instantly x
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I would only feed raw foods to my birds, except for maybe rice and grains and stuff that need to be cooked.
They don't cook their food in the wild.....



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Lol.... they don't eat cooked rice and grain in the wild either
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Both, anything that has to be cooked obviously is cooked, but they all get a huge variety, Rockys get more cooked than the others as he has some off my plate most meal times, normally some cooked carrot etc.

I offer the aviary birds cooked more so in the winter for the added warmth and also cooked when I give them egg especially during breeding, they love a bit of boiled egg.

I alternate between chopped and whole, chopped when there is a lot to do and things that just aren't practical not chopped up lol. However I do also do bunches of leafy veg hanging in the aviary, they LOVE a whole broccoli chunk just hung up and it is demolished in hours lol.
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Yes I know, but it just would feel weird pouring a bunch of raw rice in a birds dish, lol.



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Yes I know, but it just would feel weird pouring a bunch of raw rice in a birds dish, lol.
I was just teasing... I don't think my birds would be to thrilled to see a bowl of raw rice and grain in their breakfast dish...lol
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Lol agreed. I wouldn't be too pleased myself.



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Lol agreed. I wouldn't be too pleased myself.
Maybe I should try it... The new raw rice diet... Good way to she'd a few pounds...lol
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Ahaha, and get a blockage in your intestines!



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Heyyyy... That will help me shed a few more pounds....lol
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I also feed raw mostly accept they eat meals with me a lot so I will give them that cooked. I soak most grains or cook or sprout.

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Seeing the conversation on here since my last post made me lol xD thanks again for the advice x
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