We’re trying to up the birds’ veggie/fruit intake. It can be time consuming chopping produce every day – so I finally made a few batches to freeze. I made three kinds so I can alternate flavors every day. What did I put in the mash? Zucchini, carrots, summer squash, peas, basil, kale, spinach, green beans, red bell pepper, apple, blueberry, peach, sweet potato, red lentils and brown rice (all organic, of course!). One batch got a little sprinkle of turmeric. I threw some of their Harrison’s pellets in, too. The budgies came running when I put the plate down. But after a couple test nibbles, they ignored the mash. I think they need to get used to the look of the stuff. I put a little brown rice on top and that did the trick. They started to chow down – the budgies LOVE brown rice. Not sure if they’re eating anything else on the plate… Lera enjoying her mash. Lera’s made a couple visits to the vet recently. She had a fluid filled lump above her vent (they withdrew the fluid) and blood in her droppings. Very scary. We still don’t know what’s wrong with her. But after a few days on antibiotics, she seems to have rallied. She’s a fighter. I’m hoping all the veggies will help her liver detoxify, if that’s what’s causing her illness (she does have some of the symptoms for that).Sunny is a dainty eater. Alfie’s face was covered in mash. All his photos were a blur because the little guy is always in motion.And here’s Ozzie. I hope the budgies will grow to love their mash. Why wasn’t I making this all along?? Such a time saver!