Submitted by Shannon Woodrow & her beautiful Starlight Macaw “Tango”
1 package of 15 bean soup mix (remove seasoning packet)
2 pound brown rice, cooked completely
2 pound wheat or vegetable pasta, cooked Al Dente (use any shape that your bird prefers)
2 lbs of frozen corn
2 lbs of frozen peas
2 lbs mixed veggies
2 lbs cauliflower and Broccoli
2- 3 sweet potatos, boiled and cut into small pieces (not to tender)
*Red pepper, green pepper, other bird safe vegetables can be added(optional) never give avocado, chocolate, apple seeds, alcohol, mushrooms, tomatoes leaves, onion or salt or carbonated beverages.
Soak the 15 bean soup mix overnight; about 8 – 12 hours. Drain, rinse, re-cover with fresh water and cook thoroughly (important) until tender, skimming the top of the water as needed. Immediately after cooking, drain and rinse with cold water until all beans are cooled. If the beans are still warm, they are still cooking! Mix all ingredients in a clean 5 gal bucket. Scoop all ingredients into Freezer bags. Put enough in a baggie to last just a couple days. It does not last long in the fridge.
Defrost individual baggies in the refrigerator. This will help it stay fresh longer. Baggies can be defrosted in the microwave, stirring often to prevent hot spots, but it will not last as long as baggies defrosted in refrigerator.
Make sure you remove uneaten food within about 5 hours(indoors) and clean bottom of cage every day. You do not want your bird to eat it after it has spoiled. When it spoils you will be able to tell because it will smell. I give this everyday along with fresh fruits and my birds look awesome.
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