Parrot Friendly Smoothie

hollandgirl4

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Is there any such thing?
George loves (certain) fruit, which I know he shouldn’t have unlimited amounts of, but is a lot less keen to try vegetables and I know they’re obviously very good for them to have alongside seed/ pellet.
He loves red peppers and radish and tolerates some carrot and had a few mouthfuls of celery today. I really want him eating dandelion greens and kale, well any sort of greens actually!
I would make myself a smoothie using Greek style yogurt or juice and add fruit/ veg (I mean I wouldn’t eat a veg smoothie truthfully, but I know people that do).
I’m aware that birds can’t have yogurt due to the lactose in it and I know juice has lots of sugar/ preservatives in, so my question to you all is:
Is there a homemade smoothie recipe that any of you use, it’s just a way of trying to get him to try veggies as currently he just throws them on the floor into the area where he poos!
 

TomsMum

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The book A Parrot’s Fine Cuisine Cookbook &Nutritional Guide by Karmen Budai and Shean Po has a few smoothie recipes in both fruit and veg based. Just blend and add a little water if necessary.
Have a look through their Facebook page too as Karmen May have posted a smoothie recipe on there too.
 

DizzyBlue

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I share my smoothies if I buy one I just make sure I read the contents and stay away from additives and preservatives (defo no salt or added artificial sweeteners)
Or since you know what your bird likes ….. have a go yourself :)
 

hollandgirl4

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I share my smoothies if I buy one I just make sure I read the contents and stay away from additives and preservatives (defo no salt or added artificial sweeteners)
Or since you know what your bird likes ….. have a go yourself :)
I’d like to make one myself, I was just unsure whether I could put a little bit of juice in it and if so, which juice. As I was thinking if I make it with water it may just turn into a very runny mess!
I’ll look at the ingredients next time I go shopping, it’s some of the preservatives they use that worries me, although I expect if it’s safe for us, then a small amount will be fine for birds.
 
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