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#41 GeorgiaOnMyMind

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:41 AM

Yup.

#42 headfeathermistress

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:24 AM

I give a measured amount once a day. Kermit gets about 3 tablespoons per day. I have another dish that I put fresh food in. I give the fresh food first, take out the seed dish and wash it and refresh seeds. After an hour or so I put the new seed in.

hey peeps just a question how often should i change gertys seed dish??? also should i take her seed dish out when i want to give her some fruit or veg???



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Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:20 AM

Thank you.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

Hello everyone! what a fantastic list! Are there other nuts to give QP (no name yet)? I know brazil nuts are obviously to tough, What about other "in shell" nuts, peanuts or walnuts?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:46 PM

My guys love peanuts, raw in the shell. (not roasted or salted in other words).

They just enjoy tearing open the shell and pulling out the peanuts. Occasionally they will take a bite or two of the peanut, but mostly enjoy just tearing up the shell.

#46 jmaeshill003

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:41 AM

Hi,
This is James Hill:
Following are some healthy foods list items.

Vegetables:
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Green peas
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Yams

Seafood:
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna

Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon/Limes
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
Hope you will enjoy it .
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:11 PM

Hi, I'm new here and wanted to find out if it's okay to feed well cooked grits? My Quaker tried some with no salt, mashed banana and a sprinkle of parakeet seed and seems to like it. Just wanted to know if it's safe? Thanks.....

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:44 PM

Hi,
This is James Hill:
Following are some healthy foods list items.

Vegetables:

  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Green peas
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Yams

Seafood:
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna

Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon/Limes
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
Hope you will enjoy it .



hi,i had just read on another list that mushrooms and onions were bad for our q.p.Are you sure about your list?

#49 Minnu & Green :)

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:01 PM

I am giving Pellet diet - Roudy bush daily maintenance diet (this was reccomended by vet). He eats apple, little rice (when we use to eat). haven't shown any interest in eating greens - but doc told that pellet diet will take care of everything. I have vitamin supplement added to water everyday.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

Hi I am new Quaker Parrot own. I am researching to see what is safe to eat. You say dried fruit is unsafe but organic dried fruit is better.http://www.amazon.com/Zupreem-FruitBlend-Flavor-Premium-Medium-Large/dp/B001F95SV6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1342455648&sr=8-3&keywords=parrot+foodIs this brand of food safe. Are there brands of feed that is unfit or unsafe. Is it ok for me to go with something like this?

Hi I am new Quaker Parrot own. I am researching to see what is safe to eat. You say dried fruit is unsafe but organic dried fruit is better.http://www.amazon.com/Zupreem-FruitBlend-Flavor-Premium-Medium-Large/dp/B001F95SV6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1342455648&sr=8-3&keywords=parrot+foodIs this brand of food safe. Are there brands of feed that is unfit or unsafe. Is it ok for me to go with something like this?


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

A lot of the information I have read about grains suggest cooking them. I would have naturally thought that uncooked is better because birds don't cook their grains in the wild and cooked grains would be more of a food safety / bacterial risk. Does anyone know why a lot of information suggest that they are cooked?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

I plant vegetables and herbs for my other animals and did some research on herbs that are good for parrots. Can someone confirm these are ok for Quakers. I would only give them about once a week.

Parsley
Basil
Rosemary
Coriander
Thyme
Oregano
Dill
Chicory

Thanks!

....and are walnuts, cashews and raw almonds ok?

I read that we should never feed peanuts to parrots as they contain a toxic chemical.

#53 Odie

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:31 PM

Gosh I am having a nightmare getting my QP to eat anything other than Apple, Chilli, Red Capsicum or seed. I am going to try wean him onto pellets as I have heard they have better nutrition - Can anyone confirm? I know it a debatable subject.

#54 LindeeV

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:12 PM

Definitely offer him pellets, and keep a bowl of pellets available in his cage at all times for him to nibble on. What he's eating now is not a balanced diet, and over time his health will decline.

The first few times you offer your bird a new food he'll look at you like you're crazy. Quakers hate anything new. But if you continue to offer it, and actually EAT it in front of him and he sees you enjoying it, he'll be more likely to try it.

I have found that if I have a bit of the food on a plate and am eating it, my birds become very curious about what I'm eating and come to investigate. If they can manage to "steal" a bite from me, they love that.
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

Hi, wondering if anyone wants to condense all the suggestions, would be very helpful. I can start...but I don't have quite enough time right now.


#56 Vicki S.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

I feed my QP about 1/4 teaspoon of light cottage cheese daily. He loves chicken and turkey also, but that seems unnatural to me :-) I make him corn muffins with creamed corn in them, and always include the egg shell. I bake them in mini muffins tins, so they are just the right size for him. He loves strawberries, kiwi, banana, but isn't fond of grapes, cherries, or oranges. He's pretty picky and either loves it right away, or hates it with the first bite, and won't try it a second time.

My Buddie also loves turkey an chicken so does my cockatiel.

#57 Bettyboop

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:57 AM

WHAT KIND OF PELLET'S DO YOU GIVE YOUR QP, N WHERE DO YOU

GET IT ,I LIVE IN RURAL AREA, NOT MANY PET STORE'S AROUND

THANK YOU