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#230894 - 02/24/11 11:57 PM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Jacque]  
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It seemed strange this morning to not have to get everything out and chop and shred. It was almost like I was shirking my duty!!
Now if I can everyone to eat it. Poor Charley sat and begged food from Don. Sydnee would not even look at it. The little guys are picking through it and getting their favorites out. What they don`t like is all over the floor, LOL.
I gave Charley and Sydnee food as they are used to after 2 hours. I will try again tomorrow morning. I hope they switch soon.
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#230895 - 02/25/11 01:41 AM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Ladyhutch]  
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Last year, when we had our birds boarded at a pet supplies shop, where they could see a couple of other birds and many, many dogs and cats and rabbits from the local rescue, they ate veggies far more willingly than they do at home. (wherever "home" is; that is, they ate better in the boarding situation than they do with us) They just chewed up veggies, and one of the other birds got to eating veggies, just because ours did! We werre in the place at least once a day; sometimes more often, with treats, out-of-cage walks and play and baths, and just pretended the broccoli, carrots, and so on were treats.

I wonder if they simply eat more willingly when there are other creatures around them, regardless of WHAT the food is? They are, after all, flock animals, as we keep on hearing.


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#231028 - 03/01/11 08:51 PM Chop  
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I have made a gigantic batch of chop! Four hours later...Tsunami wont touch it....lol...neither will my cockatiels. I'm hoping they come around.I've been offering it in small amount along with his pellet mix. Tsunami mostly just tosses everything on the bottom of his cage or the floor. I'm experimenting with mixing different foods. He will not eat any beans I give to him, weather by itself or mixed with other goodies. He absolutely loves corn, peas and rice. He likes to tear apart all leafy greens and throws the peppers on the floor with a look of distaste on his face. Still working on him.... some days he will pick through everything, others he wont even bother. I'm thinking he might just be picky because he has been richly spoiled since his last home.



#231029 - 03/01/11 09:13 PM Re: Chop [Re: dovelove]  
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Its is frustrating

The list of things Melissa will eat is very very long

Just what she is in the MOOD for and When is the hard part:)

#231031 - 03/01/11 11:56 PM Re: Chop [Re: BSB00]  
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Both of my Cockatoos will not touch the chop. They both would rather go hungry than eat any of it.
My Conures on the other hand love it. They both smell of garlic breath, LOL. I have enough chop to last them 6 months or more.
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#231037 - 03/02/11 12:36 AM Re: Chop [Re: Ladyhutch]  
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I have been doing my feeding like this for years with all my flock with much success.I couldn't imagine going back to prep the way I used too.I would still be feeding breakfast at noon...lol.


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#231044 - 03/02/11 03:37 AM Re: Chop [Re: Janny]  
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I know, Jan. I just cringe when I think of the amount of time I spent on their meals everyday. This is so much better! Especially after spending all day making sure the 100 at the sanctuary have a decent diet!

#231096 - 03/03/11 02:44 PM Re: Chop [Re: Jacque]  
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I am so happy my crew all loves their chop! This is so wonderful to have some piece of mind, knowing that they are getting what is needed and enjoy it!


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#231171 - 03/06/11 05:05 AM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Jacque]  
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I volunteered this morning at a local Bird Sanctuary, and they fed the same type of food and all the birds loved it! I couldn't wait to get home and make my birds the same!!! And of course it was a hit!!! All of them loved it even my finicky little Baby! She loved the fresh broccoli... =) I will absolutely continue to feed this...


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#231177 - 03/06/11 05:06 PM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: 3crazytoos]  
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Chop is absolutely amazing, I couldnt believe how quickly my crew dove into it. I think they love having a bowl full of different choices all chopped up small.


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#231228 - 03/08/11 06:32 PM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: FeatheredAngels]  
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My Too is a freak, or somehow I'm doing it wrong because my Baby isn't going hog-wild over the Chop like everyone else's birds are =( I am chopping things very finely. I've offered it plain and mixed in with the Harrison's. Today I plan on hitting up the natural grocer to get some more produce and perhaps adding more variety to it will help?

Currently there's just carrots, red cabbage, apple, and broccoli. Her beans and grains are served un-chopped and separate.


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#231231 - 03/08/11 09:12 PM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: carat]  
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I too keep the beans,grains,pasta and egg seperate.It is how I add some variety to it.So one day they may get some pasta in there the next maybe some egg and then the beans I add to it daily pretty much.I try to keep it somewhat different so they don't get bored of it.

To the actual chop I have red,yellow and green pepper with some hot pepper as well.Then I put celery,grated carrot,grated broccoli (stalk and florette),chopped kale,cabbage.Then I just bag it up and freeze it.There are days I add in some bean sprouts to this once it is thawed and ready to serve.

I also warm mine in the microwave for 3 minutes out of the fridge.Then I let cool a bit until it is easy to touch.It gives it a bit of a steam this way.I just mic it in a microwave safe container then individually serve and sprinkle some probiotic on there.


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#231236 - 03/09/11 02:26 AM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Janny]  
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Cassie has been super picky lately, not eating her veggie mix. So tonight I made her a chop mix. She normally will not eat anything mushy. Well she gobbled up the chop mix! I put it in the food processor for just a minute or so, the consistency was of rice.
Will be trying it tomorrow too!
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#231278 - 03/12/11 01:05 AM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: BE2Cassie]  
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Nancy, what is the copy mix? My Bird Sugar has been on a pellet only diet and I am trying to get him to eat some fruits and vegies...he is very picky and just throws them out of his bowl. I know that he needs them as part of his diet and I want a well rounded healthy bird. I want to try anything I can. He is also not interested in what we eat as some have said that he might be curious and try these things if we eat them and make a fuss over them..but nothing seems to be working.

#233734 - 05/12/11 06:59 PM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Jacque]  
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Great chop recipe. Unlike alot of you...only one birdy to feed so its not as time consuming...however, with kids, family and running a sushi shop...I don't always have the time or the groceries on hand. This is a FABULOUS way to make sure Shadow is getting a tasty, healthy variety. Thanks!

#233744 - 05/12/11 09:46 PM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Cindra]  
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I chopped up all the goodies for my birds and apart from when I was making it none of them would eat it. It was the same stuff apart from adding sweet potato that I would bake into muffins, my guys just like baked goods I suppose.


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#233747 - 05/13/11 12:05 AM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Jacque]  
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Thanks for bumping this thread. I've been trying to figure out a way to get more greens into my kids.


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#235975 - 07/30/11 09:31 PM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: starrfeathers]  
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Any way I can find this video you guys are talking about? I'm a visual learner for sure smile

This sounds excellent. Can't wait to try it.

#235976 - 07/30/11 09:36 PM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Wally728]  
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******* has the video. I am not going to add the link, because of the link to breeder sites. But you can do an internet search for the blog. I even use the chop in my birdie bread. My kids are getting more veggies than ever before!

Sorry, Jacque. I know this woman and, yes,she is linked to all kinds of breeder locations. After what you are going through this week, I have a hard time understanding you tolerating this genre of human.

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#235983 - 07/31/11 01:54 AM Re: Chop Recipe [Re: Jacque]  
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Anyone trying to put more greens in their birds can try chopping any combination of greens and other vegetables in a food processor and cutting them very finely. "Chop" means just that!

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