Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:20 PM
Also, do I just offer fresh fruits and veggies a couple of times a day?
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:39 PM
There always seem to be a lot of waste, even if I cut very very small slices of something he still doesn't eat it all
Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:36 PM
Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:43 PM
I'd suggest that you limit the fruits to a couple time a week - not daily. The reason I say that is because fruits are high is sugar and fungi flourish in a "sugary" environment...both Drs. Benner and Orcutt asked me about the amount of fruit I gave to Cutty and suggested I limit it.
I realize that might have been a suggestion directed specifically to Cutty and not ALL QPs...so I hope the other forum members jump in with their thoughts. Nico LOVES nothing better than a slice of apple, so I do give him that EVERY day, but limit other fruits to two or three times a week.
Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:54 PM
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 08:46 PM
So far he doesn't seem to like strawberries or apples. Everybody else's QPs seem to like apples. Am I supposed to be taking the skin off?
I haven't tried many veggies yet. Just some carrots (shredded) which he didn't like at all. I'm going to try some spinach tomorrow. I usually have fresh in the house to make salad with anyway, just didn't know he might like that. Are there any other veggies that he might like? I love broccoli, but can't imagine a bird eating that. And if they do, do I serve it cooked or fresh?
Posted 11 September 2006 - 08:53 PM
Broccoli is great for birds!!! Fresh or cooked, whichever your bird prefers. Carrots can be cooked as well. Carefully on the amount of spinach you give your bird (no more than twice a week) as spinach can impeed the intake of Calcium.
Mashed potatoes and corn are a big hit here. As is kale, cooked yams, and peas.
Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:43 PM
Kermit prefers broccoli and cauliflower raw though.
Kermit isn't a big apple eater either and as for strawberrie will only eat them if they are cut into 4s. Not haves or 3rds, 4s (yes I know very picky and very spoiled!!)
Also try plain wheat cereals. Here in Australia we call them wheet bix and they are just plain wheet flakes with no sugar, salt or preservatives. They are really good for birds my vet said and Kermit just loves them and they are easy to preper as you just pour them out of the box.
Posted 08 November 2006 - 08:59 PM
Currently we keep a cup of seed/pellet mix and a cup of just pellets. The weekends he gets a millet spray.
Every morning I put out an apple slice, a small floret of broccoli and one cauliflower.
He nibbles the apple, but very little. He eats the broccoli, and prefers the stem to the crown. But he DEVOURS cauliflower. All of it.
After reading the Diet and Health forums and recipes, I think I should be feeding him more... ?
Any input is GREATLY appreciated!
Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:47 PM
Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:56 AM
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:21 PM
Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:47 PM
I make up a big batch of brown rice, rice pasta/whole wheat pasta, bean and veggie mix (sweet potato, corn, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, kale etc.) every few weeks and freeze it in perfect portion sizes for Casey. Then each night at dinner I just thaw one and serve. It's super easy (after the initial cooking!) and Casey loves it. They say you can freeze it in ice cube trays, but I think it's tricky to get out of there so I just freeze blobs on a plate and then pack them all into containers when they are frozen.
And the best part about it is if you make enough, you can have some too!
In the morning Casey gets some cracked brown rice with veggies and some fruit (sometimes the fruit isn't everyday). And of course some treats, like alomonds, pumpkin seeds and healthy "people food" throughout the day.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:48 PM
(I think I drifted off topic here, huh?)
Posted 07 November 2007 - 02:29 PM
Cosmo LOVES raw broccoli, and cooked cauli..amongst other things, also, yams, sweet potatoes, and fish! LOVES fish..she's weird, i know.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:29 PM
I have some bigger dishes I use for fresh fruits and vegetables. It doesn't matter how much the serving, as most of it will end up on the floor if he likes it, and stays in the dish if he doesn't. There is always a lot of waste except the corn bread, which he drops very little of.
The first time I offer something, he usually ignores it. I keep trying, and now he has a few favorites; corn bread, peppers, organic raisins, rice, plain brown rice pasta are at the top of the list. If I give him the pasta with a little sauce, he'll try it, and make horrible faces, and keep wiping his beak off on the cage, his dishes, my pants, and anything else that's handy while giving me dirty looks. (Sorry, but I like my pasta with sauce on it, and he tries it because he sees me eating it!)
One of the things I find really funny is that he loves blueberry yogurt covered sunflower seeds, but he picks the yogurt off, and throws away the seeds.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:11 PM