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Food Expiration Dates Aren’t Telling You What You Think

So many people seem to be getting very concerned about the quality of food they buy in grocery stores, supermarkets, big box stores as well as farmers markets. Many people now want their food GMO-free, organic and essentially untouched by... Continue Reading →

A Brief History Of A Revolution

Thanks Su! I've been writing about the Chop Concept for almost five years and it seems that this method of feeding your birds has not only picked up speed, it is becoming the way of feeding flocks in households all over... Continue Reading →

“Fall-Back Autumn Chop”

It's Autumn. Time for the root vegetables, squashes and pumpkins. The reason I call this version, "Fall Back Autumn Chop" is because we made it on Saturday, the 2nd of November, the day everyone turns the clocks back one hour.... Continue Reading →

Chopping the Exotic

I'm getting ready to do a pretty big batch of Chop this coming weekend. So I have to do a little shopping. I discovered a little store a couple of miles away from me called the World Market. One day... Continue Reading →

The Raw and the Cooked

Photo courtesy of Janet Holt Hilton I've been pondering other options for feeding our flocks aside from the Chop Concept and Grain Bake.  One of the concerns I've had was ensuring the bioavailability of certain nutrients. Feeding raw vegetables is... Continue Reading →

Grain Bake: So Easy, You’ll Wonder Why You Even Asked

You've been asking me how to make a Grain Bake. And I haven't answered you. Here is why: It's like asking someone how to put toothpaste onto a toothbrush. It's easy to do, but it's difficult to explain. It's always... Continue Reading →

Panic Button

It seems as though panic has raised its persistent head again among those committed to feeding their birds a healthy, nutritiously sound diet. While I commend people for their concern, their research and their commitment, there's only so much I... Continue Reading →

Feeding Chop at Best Friends Animal Society

The Welcome Sign at Best Friends Was Hand Painted by Janet Bray The Best Friends Parrot Garden feeds Chop. The cockatiels get it everyday and the other birds get it three times a week. They have had great success with... Continue Reading →

Be Not Afraid

Dithering. Many people wring their hands and can't quite wrap their head around getting started making Chop. They worry. They put it off. They concern themselves with the details. They simply don't know how to begin. Well, I guess you should... Continue Reading →

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