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Discussion in 'Feathered Food Court' started by Omegadadragon, 1/9/17.

  1. Omegadadragon

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    Hi, this is a silly question, but can birds, specifically parakeets and green cheek conures, have sun buttter, or peanut butter? Or any nut butters? If so, how would you feed it to them? Thanks!
     
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    Yes they can have nut butters...if they would eat it . Try on a piece of apple or a bride bread. You could also try putting a little bit on a plate. Mine don't like it. Every bird is different.
     
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    One more thing, no questions are stupid, :xflove: correction I meant silly ;)
     
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  5. Omegadadragon

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    Thank you so much!
     
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    Agree with the almond butter. Make sure it is unsalted. When I've given it to my birds I usually use organic. Some of my birds will eat it and some won't.
     
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    Another good one is unsalted organic macadamia nut butter
     
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    Definitely not a silly question...I wondered this myself as I am always afraid oatmeal or nut butter will stick in their crop and turn cement-like. (Just another paranoid parront - LOL)
     
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  9. Omegadadragon

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    What about Pistachio butter?
     
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    I wouldn't use peanut butter.... but other nut butters probably fine? Especially organic kind without any extra added stuff in them! (I know some do add extra things)
     
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    Humm. ..that sounds good ,if it is natural and not full of artificial flavorings and added sodium
     
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    Peanuts are not nuts, they are peas or legumes. They do not grown on trees, they grow underground. Very different chemises between nut butters and peanut butter.

    I feed oatmeal at least twice a week as the warm morning grain; sometimes with a little sugar or oatmeal and nuts mixed in, sometimes with nut butter mixed in or rpo. My birds love oatmeal; and it does not freeze up inside them.
     
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    How do you prepare your oatmeal?
     
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    One cup long cooking oats (instant oats are nutritional crap), two cups COLD water. Either cook for two minutes in microwave, stir and cook again one more minute... Or, bring to a boil on stove top, turn heat down to simmer for about four minutes... No matter how you cook it, then cover, remove from heat and allow to sit at least ten, better five minutes, stir to distribute remaining heat. Add sugar, nut butter, or pro, stir again to blend. Serve when you can put a bare, clean finger into the porridge and leave it there without pain. I serve on paper plates as a foraging food and may or may not add fruit, nuts, etc.
     
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    Thanks! What brand of oatmeal do you use?
     
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    Quakers, what else>:)
     

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