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PostSubject: Coconut    Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:09 pm

How do you prepare coconut for your parrot? I bought this coconut for Zada and Im not sure what to do with it haha. (:
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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:28 pm

I don't have anything large enough to feed coconuts to. I'd just split it in half or take a chunk out of it large enough for her to stick her beak in and then let her go at it.

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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:36 pm

I've fed coconut to mine, but in small pieces prepared as I would for human consumption. Typically, you stick something like a screwdriver in the eye to drain the coconut water out, and then smash it with a hammer to open it up. That's if it's in it's husked state -- brown and shaggy on the outside. If it's smooth and green on the outside, there's a whole other layer to remove.
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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:39 pm

I just stabbed it with a screw driver, got the water out, and whacked it with a hammer. It came apart in almost perfect halves. I just hung one half in her cage. (:
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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:20 pm

that's what I would have done Hannah.

I'm interested to know how she likes it. Be sure to let us know, and take pictures if you get a chance!

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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:16 pm

Is it okay to leave the coconut in her cage? I was worried about bacteria so I took it out. But now idk if I should toss it because it seems like a waste..
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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:20 pm

And I also baked the other half of the coconut to make it easier to dig out of the shell. But the skin comes off with the meat. Is it okay for her to eat that part?
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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:52 pm

I probably wouldn't leave it more than 12 hours. In future, if she likes it, you can chop it into smaller hunks and store them in the fridge.
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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:41 pm

I agree w/ SnS. Generally I stick food enrichment items in cages around noonish and and then toss any uneaten pieces out at the p.m. feeding. Depending on temperature, in really warm temps I try to remove things that can spoil within a couple of hours.

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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:03 pm

I agree with the above.

Also, the skin is fine to eat - just has a different texture and may have a slightly different taste.

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PostSubject: Re: Coconut    Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:08 pm

And I wasted couple of coconuts, when we did toys for birds:(
I didn't know they can it coco tragedy Rolling Eyes Embarassed
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