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 Post subject: Fresh chops for tiels?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:45 pm 
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so everybody in my FB bird group is bragging about fresh chops they make for their birds. Except me. they even post pictures. but their birds are usually larger birds.
Any fresh chops I can try to offer to my cockatiels? I feel bad because I make no chops :)



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 Post subject: Re: Fresh chops for tiels?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:50 pm 
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oh, I just recalled how I heard a breeder in my native country said long ago "people don't even know that you HAVE TO make for them fresh grated carrots mixed with cooked egg..."
was it about breeding cockatiels maybe?

I remember giving them cooked brown rice mixed with cooked egg yolk and they loved it. but it's not a fresh chop...soft food when they feed youth - maybe



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:53 am 
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Chop is just a technique for serving vegetables, frequently with some grains and other stuff mixed in. It's important for birds to eat some vegetables, but the exact way that you serve the vegetables doesn't matter. My cockatiels don't like chopped veggies in a dish, but they like to eat vegetables foraging style, with leaves and other large pieces presented so it looks sort of like a plant is growing there.

Carrots are an excellent vegetable (very high in vitamin A) but they aren't required. Feeding egg is controversial nowadays, and many vets recommend that you don't give it to birds at all. Obesity and atherosclerosis are major health problems for pet birds, and egg yolk is high in fat and cholesterol. Egg white is OK though, it has a lot of protein in it but not much of anything else including zero cholesterol.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:28 pm 
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i buy a frozen mix and add bell peppers and jalaneos and quinoa mix from costco. then add piece fruit each day. i also chip it all up into small pieces. most people use food processsor but i think they make the piesces to small zorro likes bigger pieces. so i use a chopper i got off amazon for 20$



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