Mash / Chop / Basic parrot food

This morning I make a small batch of Chop.
I give this basic food along with some Harrison’s pellets to my birds.
I usually add some fresh or frozen fruit with the Chop.

HOW DO YOU MAKE CHOP:
I start with some ingredients (whatever I have in the pantry) and chop
them in the food processor:
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In this case: Apple from my garden with zest, red, yellow and orange peppers, spinach, mixed nuts, arugula.

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Feezing in easy servings

Offer the birds with tasty additions.
In this case:
Fresh Banana, Pistachio, crape, hemp seed and a piece of fig.

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Is your parrot picky and don’t like chop?

Don’t your parrot eat mixed vegetables (mash/chop)?

How I learn my African Grey eating chop.
I made a nice mash / chop, and threw it in the blender, not too long, just nice small pieces  ​​and I add pieces of nut: half walnut, a cashew, hazelnut or other nuts. Just because my Grey love nuts!
The little nut was also devide in smal pieces and I add it at the blended greens.
Gradually I reduce the amount of nuts and after a while only greens/fruits remained.
I do not remember exactly how long it took Tommy began to eat everything, but I think after  2-3 months.

Now I add sometimes nuts or seeds at the mash, just to spoil my birds 🙂

Basic / mash / chop / mixture

I made a batch of basic veggie mixture. Delicious fresh raw organic vegetables. Divided into portions and frozen. Convenient for everyday use, just add some ingredients and every day there is a lovely meal. And the stock saves a lot of work in the morning 🙂

In this case, I made the following mixture:


All colors are represented.


A big pot full of chopped vegetables.


That looks so healthy! Nice base for a delicious vegetable soup!


Divided into portions for later, when it is frozen, to take out the portions from the form and place in a Ziploc bag.


In the absence of forms, here some smaller Ziploc bags to put in the freezer.

And here the basic mix with some fruit through.

Mash and pellets

Today I make a big batch of mash for the birds! One part goes into the dehydrator to make pellets and one part I’m freezing. So I can give it ‘fresh’ to the birds  if I’m in a hurry in the morning and don’t have time to prepare something for them.

What goes into the mash / pellets?

I also had a nice dish with fresh sprouts, which I just forgot to put in the mash, but they are equally well prepared 🙂
– All organic: Kale, lettuce, winter purslane, broccoli, cucumber, cougette, yellow and red peppers, banana, apple (not on the picture) sweet yam, chili pepper, parsnips, beetroot, carrot, pumpkin and beets.


Just boil the sweet potato and beet for a short time.
Whole wheat macaroni and rice.


All through the blender and mix in a large pan.


Doesn’t that look delicious?!


One part freezing in molds.

Take it out of the molds and place in resealable freezer bags and put it back in the freezer.


The other part of the mash is in the dehydrator to make pellets.
Five layers!
Tomorrow I show a picture of the pellets when they are done 🙂