Parsnips? Of all things...

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Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Jamiedog » Wed May 11, 2011 1:29 pm

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Was making a stew tonight, and had some leftover parsnip. Looked it up, saw it's safe as an "occasional" food. Offered some to Wave.

She grabbed it like I'd been starving her.

The only other veggies she's really shown an interest in are peppers - she'll eat her greens and squash, but she really goes for peppers. Not like the parsnips, though! I was very surprised. But don't mind - I like parsnips, too! Good excuse to buy them occasionally. Everybody likes 'em!

Anyone else have a dragon who loves, of all things, parsnip?! Or anything else that seems kind of odd?
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby sassyglizzard » Wed May 11, 2011 1:42 pm

That's interesting! I've never tried feeding my dragons parsnips. :)
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Jamiedog » Wed May 11, 2011 1:44 pm

If you ever happen to have some extra, try it - I'm curious about whether this is a Wave-thing, or a general dragon-thing! :wink:

I guess maybe it's just sweet enough to entice her...?
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby sassyglizzard » Wed May 11, 2011 1:50 pm

My dragons seem to be rather different in that they really just like green things. I've tried all sorts of fruit and none of it goes over very well. But I'm game on trying anything! :P Oddly enough, my one bearded dragon likes to eat pineapple on occasion (not very often, but as a treat). How weird. :P Red seems to scare them away. No strawberries or raspberries for my dragons.
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Jamiedog » Wed May 11, 2011 3:06 pm

At least they like the "right" color! Good dragons. :wink:

Wave isn't hugely fond of fruit, either - she'll nibble at watermelon and grape and blueberry, takes the occasional bit of strawberry, but likes the peppers (and parsnips, apparently...) a whole lot more. Haven't tried pineapple!
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby TASTIGER » Wed May 11, 2011 5:30 pm

mine love arugula! i put a little bit of it in their salad and thats the first thing they go for
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Jamiedog » Wed May 11, 2011 6:07 pm

Amazing that they can pick that out of all the rest...!
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby OgleRpets » Thu May 12, 2011 5:18 am

Lucius all time favorites are green beans and butternut squash. I haven't tried parsnips but I think I should. :D
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Jamiedog » Thu May 12, 2011 6:33 am

Haven't tried green beans here yet, either! I'll try green beans, you try parsnips! :wink:
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Gragrac » Thu May 12, 2011 6:47 am

Robert's been on a bit of a hunger strike lately, but he still goes nuts for cherries. I think it's because I gave him bits of cherry when he was first settling in. Comfort food. :lol:
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby warnisha » Thu May 12, 2011 10:20 am

Hmmm will have to try that! my baby will pretty much eat whatever, seems to be snubbing her squash lately though. But the greens she gobbled up before I could get the other dragon's food in his cage...came back and had to give her more! lol! Both mine love greens...leafy greens. As far as other stuff our big guy isn't too interested in much other than the greens...occassional strawberry but thats all! I keep trying though!
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Jamiedog » Thu May 12, 2011 10:37 am

So interesting that they all have their own taste preferences... And so varied, too! :)
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Paradon » Thu May 12, 2011 11:51 am

Parsnips is the most nutritious veggies in the world.... Asparagus is a closed second.
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby MandixLeex » Thu May 12, 2011 12:09 pm

my boy wants nothing to do with anything that isnt green and leafy. i thought he was just abnormally picky, good to know its not just him!
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Re: Parsnips? Of all things...

Postby Jamiedog » Thu May 12, 2011 5:12 pm

Paradon wrote:Parsnips is the most nutritious veggies in the world.... Asparagus is a closed second.


Is it really? Wow - for once, I like something healthy! Now if they can just prove that chocolate chip cookies are the perfect supplement (for me, not Wave - she can't have my cookies; there's a limit!)... :wink:

MandixLeex wrote:my boy wants nothing to do with anything that isnt green and leafy. i thought he was just abnormally picky, good to know its not just him!


Even if he is, at least it's for the "right" thing! :wink:
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