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Fresh & Dried Fruits

Applea

Apricots (dried)

Banana (dried)

Blackberries

Cherries

Crabapples

Cranberriesa

Currants

Dates

Elderberries

Figsa

Gooseberries

Grapefruit

Grapesa

Hawthorn fruit

Kiwia

Lemon

Mango

Melons

Orangea

Papayaa

Pears

Persimmon

Plums

Pomegranatea

Prickly pear

Raisins

Raspberriesa

Rose hips

Strawberriesa

 

 

Vegetables (Best if fresh)

Asparagus

Beansb

Beet

Bok Choi

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrotsa & tops

Cauliflower

Celery

Cooked dry beans

Corna

Cucumber

Dandelion leaves

Endive

Kale

Mustard greens

Okraa

Peas

Peppersa

Plantain

Pumpkin

Radish pods

Radishes

Rapini

Rutabagas

Soy beansb

Spinach

Sprouts (all types)

Sweet potato

Swiss Chard

Tomatoesc

Turnip

Watercress

Yam

 

Other foods

Bonesa (cooked)

Bread

Butter

Cereals

Cheesea

Cooked fish

Cooked meatsa

Eggs (cooked)

Flowers

Ginger alea

Insect grubse

Jellies

Margarine

Nutsa

Pasta

Peanut butter

Quinoa

Tofu

Tree twigsd

 

a Caiques are usually fond of these foods.

b Beans and soybeans need to be cooked to render them non-toxic.

c The stem of the tomato can cause violent reactions in some people, so it is wise to remove them.

d Twigs may be from any of the safe trees including maple, willow and fruit trees.

e You can feed a number of different insect grubs. These include waxworms, mealworms, and flour moth grubs. You can buy some of these at pet shops specializing in reptiles.

 

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