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Freeze-Dried Chop

Really RAW freeze dried mixes are great to feed dry or moist.

Citrus is very healthy for our companion birds! Not only does it contain naturally occurring Vitamin C, but it is also high in many trace minerals. Trace minerals are exceptionally important in the absorption of all other nutrients!

Please understand the classifications of veggies and fruit:

  • Botanical: This is a scientific classification that includes mostly cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, chard and the like.
  • Culinary: These are actually botanically classified fruit, but do not have a sweet taste. These include, but are not limited to zucchini, all squash, pumpkin, bell peppers, okra, peas, corn, chili peppers, tomatoes and more.
  • Tubers: These include potatoes of all kinds.
  • Taproots:These include carrots, radishes, turnips, and beets.
  • Lettuce: Lettuce is an annual plant of the daisy family, Asteraceae. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and seeds.

Mixes Will Include Organic Produce Seasonally Available

These mixes are not to be considered a total and complete diet when served alone.

Surprise Mix! 
2oz-Apprx 3-4 cups (depending on the size of chop pieces-weight is more reliable)

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

    • This thick-chip mix is a combination of any botanical and/or culinary veggies and/or fruit we currently have in stock. May include, but not limited to: Bell Peppers (organic), Zucchini (organic), Butternut Squash (organic), Acorn Squash (organic), Pumpkin (organic), Spaghetti Squash (organic), Sweet Potatoes/Yams (organic), Carrots (organic), Bananas (organic), Plantain (wild-harvested), Grapefruit (organic), Peaches (organic), Apricots (organic), Pears (organic), Prickly Pear (wild harvested), Raspberries (organic), Blueberries (organic), Blackberries (organic), Kiwano Berry (conventional), Pomegranate (organic), Mango (organic), Oranges (organic), Pineapple (organic), Lemons (organic), Limes (organic), Cucumber (organic), Dragon Fruit (conventional, NON-GMO), Cranberries (organic), Kiwi (organic), Jackfruit (conventional, NON-GMO), Tamarillo (conventional), Beets (organic), Rambutan (wild harvested), Turmeric (organic), Ginger (organic). Papaya (organic), Oranges (organic), Pears (organic), Apples (organic), Figs (organic).
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Basic Veggie Mix w/ Tender Greens & Microgreens 

2oz-Apprx 3-4 cups (depending on the size of chop pieces-weight is more reliable)

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

    • This large-thick-chip mix (you may crunch into smaller pieces) may contain, but is not limited to Red Beets (organic), Golden Beets (organic), Carrots (organic), Red Bell Pepper (organic), Orange Bell Pepper (organic), Yellow Bell Pepper (organic), Green Bell Pepper (organic), Zucchini (yellow and/or green, organic), Summer Squash (yellow and/or green, organic), Yams (organic), Sweet Potatoes (organic), Parsnips (organic), Pumpkin (organic), Jicama (organic), Butternut Squash (organic), Turnip (organic), Spaghetti Squash (organic), Cucumbers (organic), Green Beans (organic), Radish (organic), Daikon Radish (organic), Fennel (organic), Peas (organic, sprouted), Garbanzo Beans (organic), Squash Blossom (organic), Mushrooms (organic - mushrooms are safe to feed as long as they have been dehydrated, freeze dried or slightly steamed), Tomatoes (organic - the fruit is edible; only the leaves are toxic- we do not include tomato leaves). (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability)
    • May include, but not limited to Swiss Chard (organic), Rainbow Chard (organic), Watercress (organic), Red Mustard Leaves (organic), Arugula (organic), Parsley (organic), Cilantro (organic), Dandelion Greens (organic), Red Dandelion (organic), Radicchio (organic), Carrot Tops (organic), Pea Shoots (organic), Radish Leaves (organic), Beet Leaves (organic), Fennel (organic).
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Root Mix 
2oz-Approx 3-4 cups (depending on the size of chop pieces-weight is more reliable)

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

    • Thick-chip Carrots (organic), Turnips (organic), Radish (organic), Daikon Radish (organic), Beets (organic), Yams (organic), Parsnip (organic). - "Roots" should be fed in moderation and only to ground-foraging and semi-ground-foraging species. (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability)

Topper Mix 
0.50oz-Approx 2-3 cups (depending on the size of chop pieces-weight is more reliable)

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

    • Arugula Leaves (organic), Green & Red Dandelion Leaves (organic), Swiss Chard (organic), Rainbow Swiss Chard (organic), Carrot Leaves (organic), Parsley Leaves (organic), Cilantro Leaves (organic), Watercress (organic), Pea Shoots (organic), Beet Leaves (organic), Radish Leaves (organic), Sunflower Shoots (organic), Petite Radicchio (organic). (List of edible leaves) (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability)
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Tropical Fruit Mix 
2oz-Approx 3-4 cups (depending on the size of chop pieces-weight is more reliable)

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

    • Thick-chip Mango (organic), Papaya (organic), Banana or Plantain (organic), Kiwi (organic), Pineapple (organic), Dragon Fruit, Passion Fruit, Horned Melon, Lychee. (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability)
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Fruit Mix  

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

    • Thick-chip Peaches (organic), Apricots (organic), Pears (organic), Banana (organic), Wild-harvested Plantain, mixed Berries (organic), Kiwi (organic), Lemons (conventional), Limes (organic or conventional), Figs (organic), Grapefruit (organic - may be yellow, pink or red), Oranges (organic). (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability)
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Berry Mix
0.75oz-Approx 1 cup (depending on the size of chop pieces-weight is more reliable)

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

    • Blueberries (organic), Raspberries (organic), Blackberries (organic), Cranberries (organic), Cherries (organic). (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability)
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Citrus Mix
2oz-Approx 3.5 cups (depending on the size of chop pieces-weight is more reliable)

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

Citrus can help reduce hormonal behavior

    • Thick-chip Lemons (conventional), Grapefruit (organic - may be yellow, pink or red) (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability)
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Melon Mix 
2oz-Approx 3-4 cups (depending on the size of chop pieces-weight is more reliable)

May contain any or all of the below ingredients:(We mix it up every month with different ingredients from the list below!)

    • Thick-chip Cantaloupe (organic), Honeydew (organic), Watermelon (organic), Horned Melon (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability) (Melons should only be fed 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after any other foods. Melons contain high amounts of moisture and begin fermenting in the digestive tract earlier than any other food. This can cause dysbiosis, leading to Candida (yeast) if other foods are fed at the same time as melons. (All ingredients may be substituted due to seasonal availability)

*All sales are final due to the custom, artisan handmade nature of our products. We do not refund or exchange for any reason.

† Statements have not been evaluated by FDA. No claims are made regarding “complete” nutrition. Our information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any general or specific health issue. Overall health and nutrition of your pet is the sole responsibility of the caregiver.

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