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How do you disinfect your bird's veggies?

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Without using any harsh chemicals of course.

Also, do you disinfect fruits like strawberries, etc?
 

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Also, do you disinfect fruits like strawberries, etc?
No I don't. But I only give mine organic or from my own berries.
 

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I wash in grapefruit seed extract..found at Sprouts.
 

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I wash in grapefruit seed extract..found at Sprouts.
Is Sprouts a store? Because if so, we don't have that in Mexico... at least not in my city. I read somewhere that soaking the veggies in apple cider vinegar for around 15 minutes and then rising them with water was a good way to disinfect them but I don't know if the vinegar could be too strong?
 

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Is Sprouts a store? Because if so, we don't have that in Mexico... at least not in my city. I read somewhere that soaking the veggies in apple cider vinegar for around 15 minutes and then rising them with water was a good way to disinfect them but I don't know if the vinegar could be too strong?
Use about two tablespoon viniger to a gallon water, that's fine.
 

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The same thing you use to "disinfect" your own food?

I usually just wash mine.
 

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I usually just wash mine too... I'm just a little concerned about what goes into Neo's body. I'm like a new mother freaking out over everything lol. I'll try the apple cider vinegar and see how it goes. Also, I never buy organic foods for me but I'll start buying just for him :p
 

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I wash them only. There is a balance to be found between exposure to too much bacteria etc, and the need to maintain a floral balance in healthy bodies

Todays newspaper here in SA carries a study which says that cattle and horse farmers have been shown to have a lower incidence of cancer than the general population.

Exposure to the bacteria in cattle and horse dung has strengthened their immune systems to better deal with cancer

In this, as an all things, balance seems to be the key

We wash and clean our birds food, but in the wild they eat their food as it is, then go to salt licks in the forest and eat the salty earth
 
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I use vinegar in water. It is scary how much stuff comes off of the few minute soak. I look in the bowl and it has changed color and full of debris. Then I think about all the people that pick up every tomato to find the one that feels right. Yep. Vinegar
 

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We just wash ours and try to buy organic as much as possible.
 
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