Vegetable and bean mixture for parrots

Nature hannesrompa August 7, 2016 1 1
Anyone familiar with the parrot world will sooner or later to the conclusion that the nutritional something akin to alchemy, and that you are there with a seed mixture and a piece of apple now and then, unfortunately, will not come. But how do you do that exactly, if you do not have the time to stand every morning to cut half an hour to cook fresh vegetables and legumes and rice? The following recipe for a healthy vegetable and bean mixture can help.

Health Food

Nutrition plays just like humans a vital role in the life of the parrot: it is crucial to his health and oh so welcome pastime and entertainment. Therefore, it is necessary to carry varied and as fresh as possible. It is important to realize that when you want to provide the parrot a diet with a high content of natural foods, this necessarily implies much more variety than the usual apple, banana, druifje and tomato. We literally have dozens of species, chiefly vegetable. Vegetables are generally much more nutritious and healthier than fruit, packed with vitamins and minerals, while fruit contains mostly sugar and water. That is also the reason why most birds eat fruit easier than vegetables, and also the reason why a mixture of a few kinds of fruit absolutely can not suffice as a substitute for pellets. But perhaps most importantly - do not rely blindly on what we read on the Internet and what anybody says, even if it concerns producers of parrot food. Trust alone is not enough. There is no guarantee miracle diet that does good all parrots; just as people they have individual needs for nutrients and energy. Do your own research, consider and pay attention to the reactions of your winged friend. After that is the recipe for a healthy and happy parrot actually quite simple and reduced to four ingredients: common sense, background, open to learning and to support your avian vet.

Vegetable and bean mixture

The philosophy behind the way we conduct boils down to two simple principles: variation, and so raw / natural as possible. Obviously it is not possible to cook fresh every day and 20 kinds of fruits and vegetables to cut and therefore is a good second option a homemade mix of beans, vegetables and fruits, frozen by portions and in a minimum of time for use. The ingredients of the mix can be divided into four main groups:
Beans, grains and rice
Cooked, various types of complete protein, primarily smaller, digestible beans.
Based fresh
Which makes the mix the healthy and nutritious vitamins / mineralenbom, the most wholesome and valuable fruits and vegetables. In practice it comes down to leafy greens, vegetables that are deep green, red and orange in color and red and orange fruit. The emphasis is on calcium and vitamin A content.
Additionally fresh
Other fruits and vegetables to your taste.
Eggfood, tofu, whole wheat pasta, pelletkruimels, muesli.
The mix forms the basis of the diet of our parrots as a replacement of the pellets or seed mixtures, and is given at least once a day. It is important to note that the amount is adjusted so that everything is eaten; you give too much, they can still always choose the best few things and despite all variation is monotonous diet. The meals of the mix supplemented with pellets, homemade birdie bread and egg food, seed germination, once more fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and good people foods such as whole-wheat pasta or wild rice.

The recipe

Insert the following dry beans and other ingredients to be cooked in a large pan, rinse them thoroughly and leave to soak for at least 8 hours in water:
  • 1 ETL black-eyed beans
  • 1 etl pinto beans
  • 1 ETL kidney beans
  • 2 ETL kidney beans
  • 2 ETL black beans
  • 1 ETL chickpeas
  • 2 ETL green split peas
  • ETL second yellow split peas
  • 3 ETL lentils
  • 4 ETL mung beans
  • 4 ETL tarly
  • 4 ETL wild rice
  • 4 ETL brown rice
  • 1 cup quinoa

Rinse the beans a few times again and change the water. If the mixture is soaked, pour off the water or fill it if necessary so that the beans are just below, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes on high heat cooking. Thereafter, stirring frequently, over medium heat cook until tender; Make sure the beans are not too soft, but definitely cooked. Do not pour the liquid off, it also contains nutrients.
It is important to process the beans and freezing as soon as possible after they are cooked and cooled once, because cooked legumes are particularly susceptible to bacterial growth and spoilage. Therefore, the beans are cooked until last. During the week, you can already prepare the remaining ingredients and cutting, possibly mashing. Along with the second main group, based fresh, make the basis of the mix can be combined as required to continue with the diet less essential types of vegetables, fruits and any extras. Also, there is room to adjust the mix to the individual needs of the crooked beak species, for example, more fruit for the Eclectus or nuts and calcium-rich vegetables for the Grey Parrot.
Allow to cool and mix it with the following ingredients:
  • 2 heads of endive
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 250 gr sprouts
  • 500 g kale
  • 1 head green cabbage
  • Two pieces of broccoli
  • 500g carrots
  • 500g sweet potatoes
  • 2 pieces of mango
  • 2 pieces including papaya seeds
  • ETL pair parsley

This mixture of cooked legumes and cereals and basic vegetable / fruit is the main ingredient of the mix that most nutritional possession and always more or less remains the same. Variety is dependent on the selection in the store; Alternatives include other types of leafy vegetables such as soy suit, lolo rosso, lolo biondo, chickweed, dandelion, with substantially different cabbage varieties such as cabbage. Preferably choose the nutritious fruit and vegetables, in particular leafy vegetables. Now it is possible to mix in the freezing and to perform, but keep account of the relatively large amount of protein.
Then, the mix to your needs and adapted with additional fruits and vegetables or extras such as leftover pelletkruimels or eggfood. There are no major restrictions on what types, sizes, quantities and processing concerns, other than that it must be edible and not harmful to parrots. Think of vegetables like pumpkin, celery, fennel, tomatoes, peppers and peppers, peas, beetroot, cauliflower, as well as zucchini, eggplant, boiled potatoes, corn ... or fruit, for example, exotic, cranberries and other types of berries, strawberries , raspberries, melon, apple, pear, peach and nectarine, apricot, cherry. Avocado is entirely poisonous, as well as the seeds of lychee and apple, cherry, peach / nectarine and apricot.
There is plenty of to vary with the composition. So you can mix everything, or for example, keep adding a few different types of fruit and vegetables on the basis of the mix, giving you every few days can offer a different flavor and the blend is always interesting. Freeze in portions for use overnight / day in the refrigerator to thaw. For emergencies, there is a microwave or hot water, as long as you pay attention that the mixture is not hot as it enters the food trays.
Bon appetit!