Using state of the art technology, we have the ability to freeze dry fruits and other food, making them shelf stable for at least 20 years. Freeze drying does not sacrifice nutritional value as other methods like canning or dehydrating. Here are two of our f machines working hard to produce healthy fruits and treats. Be wary of purchasing from companies that do not freeze dry "in house" as you have no idea where their food is coming from.
Sprouts are a healthy addition to your birds diet. Many people are intimidated by sprouting so we have taken all of the guess work out for you. You can serve the freeze dried sprouts as is, dry right from the package or mist with water to rehydraye. We use a high quality mix prepared by China Prairie for a balanced blend to meet your bird's nutritional needs.
Birds love our fruits
Our fruits make the perfect snack or treat for your feathered friend. No additives, preservatives or chemicals make them a healthy option. Prissy loves the freeze dried cinnamon apples.
Freeze Dried Chop
Parrot owners know how important chop is to maintain your bird's health. Typically, owners make a large batch of chop and freeze it in single serving containers or zip lock baggies. When the chop thaws, it is sometimes mushy and the parrots then find it "less than appealing". Our chop is made and then freeze dried, removing all moisture. This allows it to be stored in a cabinet or on a shelf to be rehydrated and served as needed. The chop rehydrates beautifully with water or organic fruit juice. In this photo, the fresh chop is on the bottom and the rehydrated freeze dried chop is on the top. No difference. With our freeze dried chop your parrot gets "fresh" chop every day. The chop is safe to serve dry and many birds do prefer it that way. If you want to rehydrate it, the key is to use a very SMALL amount of liquid. Less is more. I add a few pomegranate arils to Prissy's chop and then toss it about and it is the perfect amount of moisture.
We currently have two treat products available. Both are healthy for birds and other companion animals as well. Our Prissy Puffs are a huge hit and birds seem to love them. We also have a Blueberry/Sweet Potato treat. This is a grain free treat and perfect for Eclectus parrots or dogs with grain allergies.
We have several healthy veggie options for your bird. Our zucchini and yellow squash is grown in our very own garden. We also have sweet pototo fries available with Ceylon cinnamon or plain. Our okra is almost ready to harvest and will be added soon.
We understand that sometimes your birds need a little extra help. We have developed several products to make it easier for you to feed these supplements. currently we have a calming supplement and a chelation mix. We will be adding a feather supplement and a weight gain supplement in the near future.
These are fun items for you to enjoy. Too much sugar for your feather babies but fun to try and also make great gifts for teachers and friend
In addition to our garden, orchard and berry patches we also have a working apiary. We will have honey, candy and personal care items made from natural beeswax available. These items are NOT freeze dried but wonderfully natural items for you to enjoy.
We now offer beautiful handmade soaps. These soaps are crafted from natural materials such as lavender, bee pollen and goat's milk. Creamy smooth and a wonderful, natural scent will make these soaps a favorite. We will be adding lip balms, salves, lotions and tinctures to this section in the future.
If you can't find what you are looking for or have a question, please feel free to contact us. You can email us or visit our Facebook page and send us a message.
Storing our Product
One of the advantages of freeze dried food is its remarkably long shelf life. To ensure optimal shelf life longevity, it is important to store the product properly. The quart size chop bags are made of mylar and left sealed, will last for 25 years. Once opened, the shelf life will still be several months. All other products are packaged in brown paper kraft bags. If you are not planning to use the food within several weeks, I would advise you transfer it into a Mason jar to extend the life of the product. I store all of the fruits in Mason jars until ready to be packaged to fill orders. All packages are heat sealed and will come with a moisture absorber packet in them. Do not allow your bird to consume this packet.
Texas Natural Freeze Dried Products is pro rescue and we have partnered with several rescues to encourage customers to purchase items for these rescues. We will ship to the rescue and include a note indicating who sent the gift. If you know of a rescue that would like to be added to our "partner list", please have them contact me and I will be happy to add them :)
Here are the rescues and their "wish lists".
GINGER'S PARROT RESCUE
900 N Morrison Ave
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Chunky Chop, Prissy Puffs, Sprouts (Available soon!)
ALL PARROT RESCUE
19715 112th Avenue Court E
Graham, Washington 98338
PARROT ADOPTION AND EDUCATION CENTER (PEAC)
PO Box 600423
San Diego, CA 92160
Quart bags of Chop or Chunky Chop
NANA'S BIRD SANCTUARY
2007 SW Timber Ave #10
Redmond, Oregon 97756
WINGS OF LOVE HAVEN
PO Box 182
Red Oak, TX 75154
Prissy Puffs, Sweet Potato Fries, any fruits and veggies, sprouts (Available soon)
MAGNOLIA EXOTIC BIRD SANCTUARY
19703 Turtle Creek Ln.
Magnolia TX 77355
Chop and anything else.
5411 N. Teran Rd.
Benson, AZ 85602
Will gladly accept anything.
SOUZA'S AVIAN SANCTUARY
Waiting on a shipping address
EXOTIC AVIAN SANCTUARY OF TENNESSEE
PO Box 284
Hermitage, TN 37076
Would love anything!
RHODE ISLAND PARROT RESCUE
2141 West Shore Rd.
Warwick, RI 02889
Chop, fruits, veggies, treats
SOFT LANDINGS PARROT RESCUE
We do ship worldwide. All import taxes and/or tariffs are the buyer's responsibility. We are not responsible for lost or confiscated items. Soaps may NOT be shipped internationally.
We offer shipping via USPS and UPS. If your package is over one pound, it must ship Priority if using USPS. We do not set the shipping prices, these are set by the shipping agency. We work around the clock to get your order shipped out as quickly as possible. Orders are processed in the order they are received. Once your order is ready to ship and a shipping label has been created, you will receive an email letting you know your order has shipped. This email will include your tracking number. Check your spam folder in your email.
I just received and opened the freeze dried products that I ordered and my Yellow Sided Green Cheek, Sammie, is going nuts for everything!! The mango, kiwi, pineapple, cinnamon apples and the chop! He is eating it dry and LOVING it!! I am happy I found your site!
Helpful and persona; I had to rush out of town last minute and was unable to provide my boarder with fresh food. After reaching out about shipping times, they offered to send an expedited shipment to the boarding facility for my girl. That kind of personal care and customer service is unmatched. When I returned, I found my greenie munching away happily at her daily mix. Thank you Texas Natural Freeze Dried for caring about my bird as much as I do!
My extremely picky birds refused to touch y vegetables until introduced the freeze dried chop. Now they jump right in the container to help themselves to the veggies!! Amazing products, amazing prices, and amazing customer serve!