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Chop ideas?

pawfectly

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Hello everyone.
I’ve been thinking about serving chop to my birdies. I tried to make it once before and they did not like it. I’m not sure if it was what I put in or the taste or both. lol :)

Does anyone have any recipes for chop to share? I’d love to try some out.

Sorry I’m posting too much.
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You know, you can search for thing in the search bar (Top right) for eg ¨chop¨and all the thread will come up so you can read them.

I like @Mizzely s article. Very clear on ideas of things to put in and what to avoid.
 

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It can take a long time to get birds to even recognize something as food, much less like the taste. I personally don't know much on transitioning or adding new foods to a diet, but here's a few things I know have worked with other members.
You can try to eat or fake eat some of (your own) bit of the chop and let them see you eating it. Don't give them the piece you chewed (our saliva is dangerous for them) but see if they'll try some once they see that it's edible since you ate it. Also, using just a few ingredients and slowly increasing it can really work well. They may take to eating one thing but not like another in the chop, so they ignore it all. You can even put something they like on top of the chop to get them interested in it and inadvertently taste it when trying to eat the food they like.
That's all I've got in tips for introducing new foods, hopefully something will encourage them.:) Mizzely's chop recipe that she posted is really good. If you want to make one from scratch, be sure to include dark leafy greens, orange veggies, minimal fruit (too much sugar but does add a nice taste), and other vegetables that are safe. Veggies are key to a good diet, just like for us. :D
 

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Correct. The only place I mention onion in that article is here:

Spices to Avoid: cassia cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic, onion, leeks, anything with added salt
But in your recipe you suggested one could also use "dehydrated or freeze dried vegetable mix" which most have onions in them.
Just curious
 

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But in your recipe you suggested one could also use "dehydrated or freeze dried vegetable mix" which most have onions in them.
Just curious


Yes, as an alternative you could use a dehydrated or freeze dried vegetable mix. You of course need to look at the label and make sure it doesn't have things they shouldn't have.

All of the ones I use do not have onions in them. You have to check the labels. Or make your own. Some I've used that are onion free:

Freeze Dried Vegetable Mix | Carrots, Peas, Corn, Bell Peppers, & Tomatoes | honeyville.com

Just Tomatoes, Etc.! Just Veggies Mix - 4 oz. | REI Co-op

Freeze Dried Chop – Texas Natural Freeze Dried Products

Meals and Such | Christine's Chop Shop

Super Duper Delicious Dry Mix
 

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I make mine with diced kale, carrots, cucumber, corn, apple, peppers, flaxseed, chia, and broccoli. I also use a pinch of crumbled nutriberries and mix everything to get my GCC to eat it. She tries and eats everything overall.
 

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Those are the only ones I'm currently aware of for full, bird oriented chop. Texas Natural chop is what we're currently experimenting with at my house
 

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sorry for interrupting, but are tomatoes ok? Some articles/websites/forums say they are while others say they aren't.
 

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I don't feed tomatoes often as they are in the nightshade family and make the chop too watery. I do offer them occasionally when we cut some up for dinner or if they are in a dry mix.
 

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Those are the only ones I'm currently aware of for full, bird oriented chop. Texas Natural chop is what we're currently experimenting with at my house
Only problem I have with this version of chop is they are very limited on ingredients. I was looking for one one with an abundance of things. But that may be well wishing. I suppose I could get individual bags, mix them up and make my own, then that gets pricey.
 

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I like Christine's Chop Shop option the best. Hers has the most in it. I'll give her's a try ;)
 
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