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Ginger?

Sweet Louise

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At a nut store... they had freeze dried ginger, mango, and papaya. I have never bought freeze dried anything... and can see the mango and papaya is fine for Louise (CAG). And she loves the Avian Organics Mango/Gingo baked treats. Before I give her pieces of freeze dried ginger, I want to make sure it is safe. I was a bit surprised that the products are "gummy", I thought they would be crisp?
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I would try the mango and papaya too. I use ginger as a seasoning not something I would give by the piece to a bird. Also, I would be concerned if the freeze dried product was gummy. That leads me to believe some moisture or air got into the bag.
 

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If your bird was to get motion sickness (very common) in a car I would give them a chunk to chew on ahead of a trip to settle the innards.

It's not dangerous but I don't know that I would feed it on any great amounts.
 

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I tasted it, yuk. But I think it is not freeze dried, maybe candied. It was very sweet then very ginger. I think the very sweet/sugary means the birds should not have any.
 

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I tasted it, yuk. But I think it is not freeze dried, maybe candied. It was very sweet then very ginger. I think the very sweet/sugary means the birds should not have any.

If it was gummy it was probably dehydrated. Especially if it had a sugary texture on the outside.

I say this not knowing about what the freeze dried product looks like.

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Freeze drying would yield a crispy crunchy product. It sounds like the ginger was candied, too
 
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