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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:02 am

I know missing a meal occasionally can help stop breeding behavior. I just hate to throttle their food. It many cases it's their only pleasure
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Pajarita » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:10 am

I hear you! They have so little to be happy about, our poor pet parrots, that taking away their food is just too cruel in my eyes... I am sure it's not if you know what you are doing, the bird is healthy, strong and well fed and do it only once in a while but I still can't bring myself to do it. I am a grandmother and, to me, feeding babies well is what life is all about - I drive my kids NUTS because, in my opinion, they are too nonchalant about what my grandkids eat -I have a grandson that practically lives on pretzels, crackers, pickles and chocolate and a grand-daughter that the only thing she wants is 'juguito' [little juice in Spanish] and spaghetti!
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:39 am

It's a constant battle at the rescue. I give too much chop and we end up throwing away a ton at the end of the day. But if I don't use it, we end up throwing away a ton of produce that never even gets used.

I try to eat some chop in front of the birds who don't eat it. Sometimes it helps. I just hate when I think I'm grabbing a piece of pear and it ends up being parsnip!
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Pajarita » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:34 am

:lol: YUK! Raw parsnip has to be much worse than raw greenbeans which is about the only thing I don't eat with them [today was a good day because it was oranges and red radishes, two things I like a lot!] In my personal opinion, chop doesn't work as well as gloop [my birds would not touch anything that is too wet or so finely cut] but if that's what they use, I guess it is what it is, right? But why do you say it goes to waste? Don't they have a freezer in the rescue? Because chop is usually frozen into cubes - mash is the one they get done fresh - but I guess the terms don't mean what they started as when they first came out...
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:45 pm

We cut up vegetables and fruits in the afternoon for the next morning. We serve it first thing and pull it out around 2 when we give the pellets. Anything not eaten goes into the compost pile.

It's a different mix every day, depending on what we got out of the garden and what we have in the refrigerator.

We do have a freezer now, but we didn't have it until about a year ago.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Pajarita » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:15 am

Well, raw veggies that are cut up tend to become terribly mushy as the hours go by so I would imagine that the mixture looks more like a mash in the morning than anything else.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:38 pm

Pajarita wrote:Well, raw veggies that are cut up tend to become terribly mushy as the hours go by so I would imagine that the mixture looks more like a mash in the morning than anything else.


It’s refrigerated. It seems to hold up pretty well.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Pajarita » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:48 am

But wouldn't it be easier, faster, more practical and economical if they made a large batch of chop and froze it in individual daily portions instead of making it every day and leaving it overnight in the fridge?
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:27 pm

I’ve been using Seeds of Change Seven Whole Grains, but it has dried onions, sea salt, dried garlic. This didn’t what I started with. Whole Foods changed the stuff and this is what I’ve been using for a while. Ugh.
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Re: Gloop recipe for dummies needed ASAP

Postby Navre » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:31 pm

I’m just leaving it out of this batch until I can find the right stuff.
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