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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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Old 02-19-2016, 12:48 PM
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Do you always use organic when offering your birds fruits and veggies? Some things are easy to find (spinach, apples, carrots), but other things on the safe for budgies list don't ever seem to be available in organic form.

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The fruits and veggies I feed all the time I buy organic, that would be kale, romaine lettuce, carrots, apples,broccoli and parsley. I see you are in Illinois, me too, are you around Chicago and what are you looking to buy that you have not been able to find, maybe I can suggest some sources for you to try.
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The fruits and veggies I feed all the time I buy organic, that would be kale, romaine lettuce, carrots, apples,broccoli and parsley. I see you are in Illinois, me too, are you around Chicago and what are you looking to buy that you have not been able to find, maybe I can suggest some sources for you to try.

Yep, I'm in a Chicago suburb. I only have one bird so I've been giving him things we normally keep on hand for human family members too so there isn't as much waste.

Some things we normally eat but I usually don't see organic include asparagus, cucumber, peppers, zucchini, oranges, lemons, kiwi, melons, most of the herbs listed in the safe for budgies list... Most of the stores I shop at only have a small organic section limited to things like tomatoes, berries, apples, greens, bananas, and so forth. I'd love suggestions of where to find more variety.


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I try and buy organic, but if something isn't organic, I either 1. peel it, as the outer skin is where pesticides hang out even after you've washed it, or 2. I soak it in vinegar and water for a few minutes to remove residue.
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I try and buy organic, but if something isn't organic, I either 1. peel it, as the outer skin is where pesticides hang out even after you've washed it, or 2. I soak it in vinegar and water for a few minutes to remove residue.

Thanks! I'll give that a shot. I'll definitely try to limit non organics anyway, but I'm glad to hear you've had success with those methods.


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