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Varied Mash I Made

So, i got tired of buying fresh veggies that go bad within a week. i just bought dandelions 2 days ago and they started to wilt already. a whole bundle just doesnt last with 4 small parrots. so, i decided to make a batch of mash to freeze in the freezer and just take out a day's worth at a time.


so i threw in the following:

dandelion
cilantro
red leaf lettuce
bok choy
broccoli
carrot
red pepper seeds


i put it all in the food chopper and chopped it all at different sizes since my birds all like different sizes. so everyone is happy with it lol. they all really like it so far, so i'm happy the whole flock appreciates my labour over this dish lol



anyways, i took photos of the whole process.


first i cut off the ends of the stems of all my veggies, removed any browning leaves from the bundles, and washed them all.


this was the dandelion bundle before it was chopped





chopped dandelion








carrot chopped in different sizes, for different preferences









added red pepper seeds




red leaf lettuce about to be chopped




chopped lettuce added to the mash mix




broccoli chopped in different sizes (super fine and chunky)







cilantro about to be chopped





cilantro added to the mash





bok choy about to be chopped




bok choy added to mash





everything all mixed together





all the birds enjoying the mash












and for fun, this is currently what our freezer door looks like!!!




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Looks awesome! Looks so healthy, too! Thanks for sharing; it looks like your birds really
enjoyed it.




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Looks yummy! I wish my guys would get that excited about their veggies.
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Looks good my birds main diet is a mash (I call it a chop) that has everything they could possibly need it it and on the side of it they get fruit, seeds, pellets & nuts so I have a freezer full to the brim being as we get through 1-2 bags a day

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i could imagine!! lol we just got 4 small birds so food lasts awhile. 1 lb of pellets lasts 3 months. 8 lbs of seed lasts 2 months. thats why fresh veggies tend to go bad very fast in our fridge as they only eat so much lol so why not make a big batch of mash? i dont like a lot of the veggies they eat. sometimes i eat raw carrots dipped in ranch, but not often. i despise broccoli cooked or raw. we buy broccoli JUST for the birds. i wont eat dandelion either--too bitter. i love cooked carrots. but not too much a fan of raw. will not touch salad--lettuce doesnt agree with my stomach. so most veggies are for the birds!


they like this one too! dandelion is the favourite leafy green in our flock, they go nuts for it!



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