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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Wolf » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:05 am

seagoatdeb wrote:I get my oat groats at a wholesale raw food place in Canada, but most health food stores should carry them. Spinach, beet greens and swiss chard should be used sparyingly, but Collards are much lower in Oxalate. I dont feed whole wheat, or grains that contain oxalates often, so my parrots arent getting daily oxalate from that, so I can use and rotate more greens.

Here is a chart of how much Oxalate is in foods.
http://www.childrensdayton.org/cms/reso ... d_diet.pdf


Thanks for the link, I found it interesting.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Pajarita » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:09 pm

Yes, Seagoatdeb is right, collards are actually a 'medium' oxalate green but I don't feed it because they don't really like it very much (I think it's the thick leaves that does it), it needs to be organic (and I never find it in my supermarket) and I kind of make things even by feeding, every now and then, high oxalate greens I can buy 'regular' and which they either LOVE (like red Swiss chard) or are very nutritious in other aspects (like dandelion greens).
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby seagoatdeb » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:22 pm

I grow collard greens so pick mine fresh and tender, so that makes a difference to taste for both me and the parrots.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Pajarita » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:02 pm

Yes, I guess the young leaves must be much tender. My passerines would eat 'tough' leaves like the ones from cabbages but, for some reason, they would not touch the collard greens -which look tougher than the cabbages leaves to me.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:30 pm

I run collards, and everything else, through he food processor when making chop at the rescue.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby seagoatdeb » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:51 pm

Spring is happening here and my collards made it through the winter, its rare they usually last only two years, but the new shoots are really mild and yummy the bigger shoots are bitter. I think they will probaly seed as soon as it gets warm enough and i will collect the seeds to regrow, and it will give more to trade with the other heritage seed growers in the area.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:42 pm

Whole Foods changed all the frozen foods they carry. It looks like they dropped an entire line.
I bought different stuff, the stuff I could get. I added frozen okra and cauliflower. I think I couldn't get the hominy, the sweet potatoes.

She was due for a change, anyhow.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Pajarita » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:05 am

I hope it's different for you but none of my birds would touch okra.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:50 pm

Pajarita wrote:I hope it's different for you but none of my birds would touch okra.


I feed it fresh at the rescue all the time. I know some of the birds eat it, because some of them eat absolutely everything.

I know Nicky eats it okra, but His favorite is corn. He asks for corn all the time. And there is corn in the Hagen Tropi-mix that we give them in the afternoon. He always looks at it aNS says, "corn!"

Nicky wouldn't eat blueberries today, though. He's not a big fruit guy.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Pajarita » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:37 am

:lol: I don't know of a single bird that doesn't love fresh corn! Even my little finches and the quails (both species been very picky eaters) go for it without hesitation.

My greys love juicy fruits like cantaloupe, watermelon, oranges, blackberries, etc -they juicier, the better.
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