Soft food

by Bob
(Oklahoma City,Ok)

What are the good & bad of feeding parrots the Mixed vegetables each day? The corn, peas, carrots & greenbeans. WE buy the frozen, heat them up and give each of our birds a small portion.

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Jul 24, 2012
Freeze you own portions...
by: Anonymous

You can freeze you own portions.

Bought frozen food has been proven to contain a great deal LESS nutrients than fresh, because they are blanched in some way before cooking, altering the nutritional content. You also need to read the FULL ingredients of each pack. All brands are not the same & quite a few can contain preservatives etc...

You can easily get around this by bulk buying fresh, chopping & freezing in meal portions. Just freezing without cooking, heating or blanching has been proven to not alter their nutrition.

Jul 18, 2012
Soft food
by: Bob

We give all our birds a small helping of the frozen veggies, mixed with fruit and / or sweet potatoes every morning and give them a good mix of parrot seeds and pellets in the evening. We currently use Zupreem Fruit Breeders on the pellets.

Editor's note: Dr B says that ZuPreem is not a healthy pellet. It is too high in sugar and chemicals and the majority of parrots with health issues are either eating cheap pellets or no pellets.

Jul 18, 2012
Serving frozen vegetables to birds
by: The Avian Vet

There is nothing bad about this at all. They are easy, tasty, and most birds eat them. Be careful of excess salt and preservative. The most important point is that treats should be no more than 20% of the diet. 80% of their diet needs to be pellets. Harrison's or Roudybush pellets are the most nutritious.

Dr B

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