Top 6 veg to feed conures

Henry S

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Afternoon all.

So I’ve been looking around the web and I’m getting so confused on what’s safe and not. Example celery. One says can. One site says no. One says safe if you remove the leaves. Which lead me to sweet cabbage (which mine love) and thats a leaf. I’ve looked through this forums older posts and the do not feed list I completely agree with and some of the things I checked and yep web says all a no go.
So what I really need is a top 6 best veg to give (not cooked I prefer natural approach,) (Mine are on a complete pellet mix and once a week I hide a small random handful of generic conure seed mix in toys and things for foraging) also I don’t intend to only give the top 6 I just want to establish a list of things to make sure I’ve always got for them.
 

Henry S

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Also here’s a little picture update just because. The husband is in one and the lazy house rabbits in the other.I
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DizzyBlue

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The thing is you need variety to keep the levels correct so giving you a top 6 would be detrimental as one can have lots of beta carotene and say zero calcium but also be the best source of B vitamins.I
We have lists on here of safe stuff ... Lots of lists fruit, veggies, hetbs, weeds, flowers lots of bits and bobs....
 

Henry S

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Thank you.
So that also confused me, one website started giving a breakdown of the nutrition values then started saying to much of this and they get (insert one of many illnesses) I’m sure I’m giving them a good mix but I do find myself checking the web daily for food I’ve given them before. “Just incase” things change. Lol it sounds crazy
 

DizzyBlue

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Leave the Google button alone lol we did all that years ago hence having our forum lists.
Just stay clear of the nasties like rhubarb avocado onion etc
 

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I do have a full nutritional breakdown on excel spread sheet of all nutrition parrot safe foods with break down of calories fats flavonoids etc but have found that huge spreadsheet usually gives parrot owners bigger meltdowns :lol:
 

Henry S

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Lol I can imagine.
I’ve been a vegetarian for the last 15 years and the birds have a better diet then me. I actually buy veggies that I would never eat just because I’m set in my ways. Lol.
 

DanAndMarley

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Great question. There are many options on what fruit and vegetables to feed, and what not too, and this has been a very well discussed topic over the years. All safe fruits and vegetables have there part to play in nutrition, but the problem is that we do really know that much about parrot nutrition in general.

Pellets can be a great starting point, but you have to feed pretty close to a 100% of the diet to keep them a balanced diet. If I was feeding a pelleted diet I would choose vegetables rich in beta cartotine, calcium and make sure they are seasonal to give a wide range of produce used throughout the year.

As for fruits, this should only be a small portion of the diet, as these are so rich in sugar's these days. Try sticking to tropical or hairloom fruits.

Have a look for Jason Crean he has produced a list of the best fruits and vegetables to feed thoughout the year. This is mainly produced for toucans, but every thing on the list is safe for parrots and gives details of minerals and vitamins in each fruit and vegetable.
 

DanAndMarley

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Lol, we have all been their. Phoenix Landing is full of great information, well worth subscribing to their YouTube channel, but this needs many evenings to watch 😆
 

DizzyBlue

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That's HenryS missing from forum for the next month of Sunday's :rolleyes:
Sprouted stuff is highly nutritious our Roz did a thread on that
@Roz
 

Henry S

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Okay so……
After a few hours of YouTube then giving in and letting the husband watch Star Trek voyage (old geeks at heart) I’m going to focus on sprouting I think. It’s something I’ve never tried but happy to give it ago (I’m hopeless with plants even killed my heather that I was told was almost unkillerble) I’m giving you all your one weeks notice. I will have questions (already have some but want some more knowledge before I ask something silly.) could I have the latest link from roz about sprouting so I don’t have to hunt it down.
 

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