On 7/31/05, Steve wrote:
> I know my parrot likes small amounts of red pepper, but is
> it ok to give them the green and yellow or is it only the
> red variety that supplies the nutrition?
> Thanks Steve
Mine get a variety of peppers,sliced bells mixed with their
morning veggie mix,certain ones like the jalapenos with
theirs,and they have dried peppers in their dry mix.
Before you ask,my birds daily diet works like this-
All day long they have their dry mix,which is about 20-30%
pellets,with seeds,dried fruits and veggies (I have a
dehydrator that goes constantly) and some nuts,depending on
which types of birds.I don't feed any of mine raw peanuts
after losing a mini macaw to aspergillosis,there was no other
possible way we could figure on her getting it.They're also
very fattening.Also,very little sunflower seed,too fattening.
In the morning,everyone gets a dish of fresh/frozen (thawed)
veggies,whatever happens to be around,carrots,greens,etc,all
this is mixed in the food processor and chopped.
Then in the afternoon,before it has time to spoil,all of that
which is leftover is fed to various other critters about the
house and yard,and they get a cooked bean mix.The Amazons
particularly always liked the bean (legume) mix,you can
customize this as to how your bird (s) like it,I liked it
because they get the protein and vitamins they need without
the fat in seeds and nuts.
Alot of the smaller birds,the tiels and lovebirds never
really cared for the bean mix,so they get birdie bread.
(Lots of great recipes all over the net for that as well)