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Homemade Chop Beats Birdseed


by Patricia Sund Ingredients


Veggies such as poblano peppers, colorful bell peppers, carrots (with greens), sweet potatoes, celery root, yellow squash, rapini, rutabaga


Leafy greens such as parsley, water- cress, Swiss red chard, kale greens, red cabbage


Healthy seeds and grains such as raw wheat germ, organic rolled oats, dulse flakes, organic unsweetened shredded coconut plus chia, flax, hulled hemp and sesame seeds


Directions


Wash and dry all produce thorough- ly. The drier the chop mix remains, the easier it will be to freeze and thaw for extended use.


Modify chop to cater to picky eaters.


When using a food processor to chop the vegetables and greens, set it on “pulse” and guard against liquefying the ingredients—especially peppers.


Thoroughly mix all ingredients, feed a few tablespoons to each parrot and then freeze the rest in serving-size containers for the next month or two as daily meal supplements.


to avoid spoilage. Be creative: Switch the placement of food and water bowls for a simple parrot puzzle. Put a paper towel over the food dish on another day. Have fun with it. You can put a lot of love and thought into a food’s presentation.”


Sandy Lender is the publisher of In Your Flock, a companion parrot magazine. She lives in Southwest Florida with seven parrots that she feeds varieties of home- made chop. Reach her at Publisher@ InYourFlock.com.


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