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Re: Peppers

Posted by Steve on 7/31/05
(4) Comments

    > 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-
    > 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
    > 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
    > 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
    > 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)

    Cheers Robin duly noted but you have different peppers over
    there to us lol, Jimmy is doing ok I am introducing him to
    more fresh veg now but I have to remove all the other food and
    he has to be hungry before he will tackle it, this I find hard
    as I think I'm being cruel but I know it is for the best.
    Once again Thanks,