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Parrot Beans Recipes

15 Bean Soup

15 bean soup barley bird vitamins black eye peas lentils split peas
vegetable soup

mix

Let it cook for one hour. Then add macaroni and rice. Lit it cook for an additional 15 minutes. Rinse, add vitamins, and then bag and freeze 'stuff'

7 Bean Soup

15 bean soup cooked rice fresh broccoli fresh lentils fresh spinach frozen veggies monkey biscuits pellets Soak 4 - 8 hours. Simmer 2 hours or until nearly soft (birds enjoy cracking beans). Watch water level. Drain well.

Bean Mix

black-eyed peas kidney beans lima beans pinto beans red beans

soybeans Soak 24 hours. Bring to a boil. Let sit 2 hours. Drain and rinse. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Pour into 2 greased pans. Bake 30-45 minutes.

Bean, Rice and Veggie Mix

acorn or butternut squash apple 1 or 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoon parmesan cheese 1 packed cup cooked rice 1 package frozen green peas fruit juice 1/3 cup grapes, peaches, or other fruit 1/4 cup seed mix 1/4 cup cracked corn 1/8 cup almonds 1/8 cup alfalfa pellets 2/3 cup mixed dried beans 2/3 cup cooked pasta 2-3 collard green leaves Soak beans, corn, and seed in bowl of water overnight. Boil beans, seed, and corn for 20 minutes. If you're using microwave, make sure to use plenty of water. Core apple and chop up. Cube squash, don't remove seeds. Boil apple and squash for 10-15 minutes til soft. Remove squash skin. Mix ingredients in food processor.

Beans and Rice

1 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup cooked white rice 1 carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 1-1/2 cups mixed, dry beans Soak beans overnight. Drain, rinse, refill pan with water. Add carrots and celery. Cook with beans for 1 hour. Add corn and rice and cook til rice is soft. Cool and serve. Freeze extra servings in plastic food storage bags.

Bird Mash

1 cup almond/pecans/walnuts sliver or pieces 1 cup dried fruit 1/2 cup kelp 1/2 cup split green peas 1/2 cup split yellow peas 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, or allspice 2 4 tablespoons dried chillis 2 4 tablespoons dried orange peel 2 cups brown or wild rice 2 cups currants 2 cups green lentils 2 cups grits 2 cups mung beans 2 cups red lentils 2 cups spinach pasta cracked fine 2 cups white or yellow hominy corn 4 cups textured vegetable protein 1 cup dry to 2 cup water. Stovetop method: Boil Water, add dry mix cook on medium for about 1/2 hour uncovered, stir constantly. Once it's done cooking, add veggies, and pellets.

Freeze it in an ice cube tray and put into baggies. A batch usually lasts a couple weeks. Microwave method: Put water and mix in a container in microwave, cover container with a plate to keep it from over flowing. Use 1/4 cup mix to 1/2 cup water. Microwave on high for about a minute and a half till water i

Birdbeans

multi-bean soup mix Soak 2 cups mixed dried beans overnight in cold water, drain and add fresh water for cooking. Add 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced garlic or 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (or pre-minced you buy in jars). Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer for an hour or so. Rinse 1/4 cup dried green split peas and 1/4 cup dried lentils, add to pot and simmer for another half hour. When done, cool, drain and package in plastic bags and freeze.

Fifteen Bean Soup

1 bag frozen corn 1 package 15 bean soup Soak beans overnight. Cook for one hour or til done. Add corn 50 minutes after you started beans cooking. Drain water and serve. Store excess in leak proof containers.

Hot n Spicy Bird Chili

1 bag 15 bean mix 1 cup anasazi beans 1 cup black beans 1 cup couscous

1 tablespoon spirulina 2 cups basil/ lemon pepper 2 cups jalapeno red pepper pasta 2 cups rottelle vegetable pasta 2 large jars of sweet potato baby food 3 tablespoons palm oil 4 cups long grain brown rice pasta spirals Soak beans overnight. At least twelve hours. Drain and rinse well. Put into large stock pot and cook 45-60 min or til al a dente. Rinse lightly with cold water to stop cooking process. Set aside. Cook couscous in 1 1/2 cups of water for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Stir into bean mixture. Cook Pasta til Al dente, drain into strainer, run under cold water, shake off excess water , add to bean mixture. Cook rice til firm, add to mixture. Stir in both jars of baby food, palm oil, spirulina. Let cool and put into 1/2 cup serving size bags. Freeze immediately.

Rice Bean Delight

1 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup cooked white rice 1 chopped carrot 1 cup frozen corn 1/4 cup pinto beans 1/4 cup kidney beans 1/4 cup split peas 1/4 cup lentils 1/4 cup navy beans Soak beans overnight. Add carrots and cook with beans for one hour. Add corn and rice and cook till warm. Cool and serve. Store excess in leak proof containers.

Veggie Beans

acorn or butternut squash apple 1 or 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoon parmesan cheese 1 packed cup cooked rice 1 package frozen green peas fruit juice 1/3 cup grapes, peaches, or other fruit 1/4 cup seed mix 1/4 cup cracked corn 1/8 cup almonds 1/8 cup alfalfa pellets 2/3 cup mixed dried beans 2/3 cup cooked pasta 2-3 collard green leaves Soak beans, corn, and seed in bowl of water overnight. Boil beans, seed, and corn for 20 minutes. If you''re using the microwave, make sure to use plenty of water. They absorb a lot while cooking. Core apple and chop up. Cube the squash, don''t remove seeds. Boil apple and squash for 10-15 minutes until soft. Remove squash skin. Mix all ingredients in food processor.

Birdie Bread Recipes


Apricot Nut Bread

1 cup dry apricots, soaked 1 egg 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 cup sugar-free corn meal 2 tablespoons peanut butter, softened 3/4 cup nuts, chopped 3/4 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed - with pulp 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Soak apricots in warm water for 30 minutes. Cream peanut butter and egg. Stir in oj. Mix dry ingredients. Mix all remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 9x5x3 pan. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack.

Banana Nut Bread

3 1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 2 tablespoon cream tartar 1 1/2 tablespoon baking soda 2/3 cup applesauce (or 2 apples chopped finely) 4 eggs, well beaten 2 cup ripe mashed bananas 1 cup chopped baby carrots 2 cup pecans 1 jar baby food, winter squash or sweet potato (optional) Bake 350 for about 30-33 min makes 6 mini loaves or approx. 1 hour for 2 large loaves.

Basic Birdie Bread

2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix 3 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon Spirulina 2 eggs and shells (puree in blender) 4 jars baby food (carrots, sweet potatoes, a fruit, chicken/turkey with rice, noodles, or vegetables) 3/4 cup peanut butter 2 cup baby cereal (buy lowest percent of iron) 1 1/2 cup shredded/chopped veggies (usually carrots or brocolli) Almost any of baby foods can be used but choose those with a high Vitamin A content. Warning batter will be hard to mix!!

Mix wet and dry ingredients separately. Combine wet and dry ingredients along with shredded/chopped veggies. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray and bake about 30 minutes in a 400 degree preheated oven. Cool on rack, cut into squares and freeze in 3 day batches. Optional additions: chopped nuts, toasted soybean bits, shredded low fat cheese, dried fruit (small pieces), shaved cuttlebone, toasted sunflower kernels, pureed bananas peeled, pureed fresh mango, papaya or kiwi (reduce number of jars of b

Bird Bread

2 cups yellow corn meal 1 cup sugar-free corn meal l cup currants or raisins 1 cup nuts (pine, almond, walnut, pecan) 1 cup shelled sunflower seeds 1 twenty-nine ounce can of solid pack pumpkin 1 thirty-two ounce bottle of papaya nectar one half cup of sunflower or safflower oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon baking powder Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Add enough water or juice to make a pour able batter. Use two large well-greased baking pans. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or til done. Cool and slice. Can be frozen. This recipe makes a "heavy" bread, not as light as you would prepare for yourself, but birds love it! Notice that it contains very little baking powder, (some baking powders contain aluminum) no added sugar or other sweeteners, and no added salt.

Bird Bread

In a large bowl combine following ingredients: 2 cups yellow corn meal 1 cup sugar-free corn meal l cup currants or raisins 1 cup nuts (pine, almond, walnut, pecan) 1 cup shelled sunflower seeds

1 twenty-nine ounce can of solid pack pumpkin 1 thirty-two ounce bottle of papaya nectar 1/2 cup of sunflower or safflower oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon baking powder Add enough water or juice to make a pourable batter. Use two large well-greased baking pans. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or til done. Cool and slice. Can be frozen.

Bird Bread

1 Cup pellets 1 Whole egg, beaten 1 Small jar of strained baby food (carrots or sweet potatoes because of the Vitamin A and sweetness.) A few crumbled Nutriberries Crumble a couple of Nutriberries into mixture, because seeds attract bird. seeds in Nutriberries are already shelled too. You want mixture to be on dry side, but if it's too dry, add some unsweetened, plain applesauce, preferably organicup Whether cookies or cake, spray pan or cookie sheet lightly with a cooking spray. Everyone's oven is different and this mixture is a tad different every time, so bake at 350 F approximately 20 minutes, sometimes as much as 30-35. It's usually more successful to crumble one cookie, or a smpiece of cake at a time into a separate food dish. Keep refrigerated, because there is no preservative. number and size of fids will determine how much of it you want to freeze.

Bird Bread Treat

2 boxes Jiffy Corn Bread Mix. 1 tablespoon of calcium, mineral and vitamin powder. 2 eggs (shell included) Seperate egg from shell Wash and grind shell 1 jar each baby food Sweet Potato, Green Beans 1 cup crushed pellets (Rowdy-bush or Lefebers, put in a plastic bag and roll with rolling pin to crush )

1 large carrot 1/2 cup fresh raw broccoli ground in cusinart 1/3 cup mixed nuts (no peanuts) and dry fruit, also pulverized in cusinart. Mix Jiffy, nuts, fruit, pellets, egg shell and vitamin powder together. Add eggs and other stuff, mix well with wooden spoon. Spray a large baking dish with Pam. Mixture will be lumpy and sticky. If it is too thick add a little fruit juice or applesauce. Spread to about 3/4 " thick and bake til golden and knife comes out clean when inserted in center (about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour). Cut into squares while still hot. When cool, freeze squares in serving portions in plastic sandwich bags. defrost small sections overnight and

Birdie Bars

4 sugar-free corn meal 8 teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs w/shells 1 1/2 cups applesauce 2 cups apple juice 4 tablespoon peanut butter 2 cups seed 2 cups mixed veggies 1 can fruit cocktail Mix and pour in greased 9x12 pan and bake at 350 for 40-45 min. Cut in bars, cool and serve.

Birdie Bread

1-1 1/2 cups pellets 2 jars sweet potato baby food 2 jars tropical fruit baby food 3 eggs, with shell pellets Mix wet ingredients.

Mix remaining ingredients. Fill muffin tins. Bake in toaster oven for 15 minutes at 400. Let cool.

Birdie Bread

2 6 ounce jars baby food sweet potatoes 2 jars baby food tropical fruit 1-1 1/2 cups pellets or 4 tablespoon hand feeding formula 3 eggs and eggshells (crushed) I recycle pellets left in our birds' bowls (We use uncolored pellets). Mix eggs and baby food. Use a little in a blender/processor to crush egg shells (calcium source). Mix in remaining ingredients. Put in paper cupcakes or muffin tins- 4 tablespoons each. Microwave 1-2 mins til firm. Or bake in toaster oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes till firm. Makes 12 servings. Serve warm, but not too hot. Save remainder in fridge and warm before serving.

Birdie Bread

2 Cups finely ground pellets 1 Very ripe banana 1/3 Cup wheat germ oil 1/3 Cup vegetable oil 6 Large eggs 2 Heaping tablespoon of canned pumpkin 1 Heaping tablespoon of applesauce 1 Cup of mixed vegetables 1 Cup of cooked or canned pinto beans 1 Cup boiled brown rice 2 Cups corn meal 4 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon Spirulina

Mix first five ingredients in a food processor til you have a fine blend. Add next two ingredients and continue to process. Pour entire mixture into a large bowl and add vegetables, beans, rice, corn meal and baking powder, spirulina and stir. mix should be consistency of cornbread. If it's too dry, add liquid from pinto beans. If there isn't enough liquid add water. When you have desired consistency pour into a 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake bread at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes or til done. To test bread insert a toothpick in middle of pan. If it comes out clean bread is ready. Make several pans at once

Birdie Bread

1 box low sodium corn bread mix 1/2 cup Southwest Egg beaters 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth or sugar-free juice 1 cup brown rice 1/2 cup oats or quimona 1/8 cup lentils or other bean 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 cup brocolli 1/2 cup green beans 1/2 cup peas 1/8 cup corn 1/8 cup carrots, diced 1/8 cup of a fruit for day 3 tablespoons canola oil Stir well, microwave on high for 15 minutes. Freeze extra for up to a month.

Birdie Bread

2 packages Jiffy Bread Corn Bread Muffin Mix 4 eggs (twice # on box) crush shells in food processor for extra calcium 2/3 cup sugar-free fruit juice 16 ounce mixed frozen veggies (or fresh), thawed chopped in food processor, you can also use baby food

1 to 1 1/2 cups nutriberry crumbs or other seeds, nuts or grains Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 9 by 13 pan Blend ingredients. Batter will be lumpy. Fill pan. Bake 20-25 minutes- til toothpick will come out clean. Let cool. Cut in serving size pieces (about an inch or so). Freeze in freezer bag. Microwave two frozen pieces for 60 seconds to thaw. Make sure there aren't any hot spots to burn crop.

Birdie Bread

4 cornbread mixes 1 package frozen collard/kale/broccoli (or fresh) 4 eggs 1/2 cup to 1 cup low fat, plain organic yogurt 1 1/2 cups cooked butternut or golden squash, sweet potato or pumpkin Dried/fresh fruit (colorful to add interest) 1 cup pellets (or more if you want. I converted 2 birds to Harrison's using this recipe) Blend Yogurt/eggs/greens, substitute for liquid called for. Mix ingredients, bake about 45 mins at 400 degrees. use 4 packages of cornbread mix (size of Jiffy or Washington (worthington?) but try to get them at healthfood store so they don't contain sugar, and have less salt, but cornbread is real easy to make yourself from scratch, so sometimes do that too time permitting. Take fresh or frozen collard greens, kale, chard, bok choi tops, broccoli, dandelion or whatever you can come by that is green and high in vitamin A. put it through blender with a little yogurt (plain, organic, lowfat) and substitute this for liquid called for in recipe.

Birdie Bread

2 Boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 2 eggs (shells have bacteria, I toss them)

2/3-cup fruit juice (I use apple, 100% juice, no additives or preservatives) 24 ounce can of sweet potatoes (Rinse well and mash) 1 apple cut into smchunks (scrubbed well to get preservatives off of it) 1-2 bananas 2 boxes snack size raisins (about 1/2 cup) Big Scoop of Peanut Butter (about 1/3 cup) 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/3 heaping cup of Avain Naturals herb mix 1 Cup of Beak appetit food (Any flavor, prepared) Grease a 9x13 pan (I use olive oil) and spread evenly in pan. Place on middle rack of 450-degree oven for about 45 min to an hour. test in middle and its done when toothpick stuck in it comes out clean, and sides have started to pull away from pan. then cut into manageable squares and store in Baggies in freezer. reheat in Microwave for about 30 seconds and then crumble into food dishes. Make sure you don't burn anyone! Always test temp before serving to birds. Birdie Brea

Birdie Corn Bread Squares

1 Cup plain yellow corn meal 1 teaspoon backing powder 1 egg 1/2 cup apple sauce 1/2 cup apple juice (pasturized) 1/3 cup thawed frozen peas 1/3 cup grated carrot 1/3 cup cooked white or brown rice 1/3 cup pellets or seeds Preheat oven to 350 degrees, mix above ingredients together. Put in a glass 8x8 pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Allow corn bread to cool and cut into 1 inch squares. These freeze well or can be kept about a week sealed in a plastic zip lock bag in crisper.

Birdy Cornbread

1 cup corn meal 1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup applesauce or Karo syrup (light) (instead of oil or shortening) 1 or 2 whole eggs (shell and all) 2 jars any kind of strained veggies (baby food) 1 jar baby apple juice (or any other flavor baby juice) 1 Tablespoon dried red peppers handful of pellets, any flavor or brand 1/2 to 1 cup frozen mixed veggies Mix ingredients together and pour into a 8" X 8" baking dish sprayed with Pam. Bake at 400F degrees for about 20 minutes. cut bread into smsquares and freeze daily portions in snack size plastic bags. If each bird gets one square per day, this makes enough to last 2 birds about 2 weeks.

Bread

Dry Mix: 3 cup sugar-free corn meal 1/2 cup Bulgar wheat cereal 1/2 cup flax seed Filling ideas: Cooked sweet potatoes, squash Slightly steamed Kale, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Dandelion greens etc Slightly steamed broccoli, corn, cauliflower etc. Soaked and cooked various beans, lentils, dried peas, etc Chopped (food processor or blender) carrots, radish, tomatoes, etc Any combination of these ingredients will work. prepare cooked ones in advance and store them in vacuum sealed bags in freezer. It makes preparing bread a lot less time consuming to have ingredients stored ahead. To 2 cups beans/veggies mix add 2 cups of dry mix, add 3 eggs (some put egg shells in as well) and just enough water to keep mix smooth, about 1/4 1/2 cup Spray pan with cooking spray or oil, bake in 350 oven for about 40 minutes Take out while still slightly moist Cut in squares and keep a weeks worth in fridge, freeze rest.

Breakfast Bread

1 box jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg, with clean crushed egg shell 1/2 cup of sugar-free fruit juice 1 apple (peeled, cored , and chopped up good) 1/2 cup quick oats 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, or almonds 2 tablespoon peanut butter, creamy or chunky 1/2 cup of birds favorite pellets chopped Mix ingredients together and spread in a 9" X 13" lightly greased pan (I use Crisco spray). Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes. Check with toothpick. Cool completely, cut into 2" squares. Freeze in baggies.

Cornmeal Fantasy

fine ground corn meal boiling water pumpkin puree apple sauce baby food fruits or veggies If you can boil water and stir, you can make birds very happy! This recipe is similar to a flan or soft pudding. Stir fine ground corn meal into boiling water til it starts to thicken, and continue stirring for another minute or two. At this point, you have a soft pudding. If you want to embellish recipe, you can now add pumpkin puree, apple sauce, or baby food fruits or veggies.

Early Bird Bread

2 packages of corn bread mix (not sweetened corn muffin mix!) frozen vegetable of choice (chopped fresh, or rinsed canned are both OK

frozen fruit of choice (chopped fresh, or unsweetened canned are both OK) hulled raw unsalted sunflower seeds (available at bulk food stores near snacks) raisins hulled raw millet seed (available at bulk food stores near cereal section) fruit juice (orange, apple, etc.) (using more than one kind is OK) eggs (1 more than packages cfor) Preheat oven following bread mix instructions. Grease 7" x 10" cake pan. Follow instructions on package for number of eggs used, then add one more egg. Substitute fruit juices for sugar-free fruit juice required by mix. Add approximately 1/2 cup of hulled sunflower seeds, and approximately 1/2 to 3/4 cup each of frozen veggie and frozen fruit. Add handful of raisins. Mix ingredients together well. Pour into heavily greased 9"x 13" cake pan. Sprinkle smhandful of hulled millet seeds over top.

Easy Bake

1 cup sugar-free corn meal 1 cup yellow corn meal 4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup Petamine 1/4 cup Bag O' Bugs 1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs with shells 1/2 cup mixed frozen vegetables, thawed 1/2 cup frozen broccoli, thawed Mix together dry ingredients. Stir in sugar-free fruit juice, eggs, oil, and vegetables. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean. Cool and cut into one inch cubes and store in plastic bags.

Easy Bird Bread

2 cups baking mix (Bisquick, Jiffy, Aunt Martha, etc.) 2 cups white or yellow corn meal

1 cup sugar-free corn meal 2 tablespoons baking powder 4 eggs 3 6-ounce jars of pureed fruit or vegetable baby food, any combination Any additions you choose to include (cheese, chopped fruit or vegetables, nuts, peanut butter, etc.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heavily grease one 9"x13" cake pan. Mix dry ingredients together well in large bowl. Add eggs and baby food. Stir til ingredients are evenly moist. Batter will be very thick and heavy. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake approximately 40 minutes, or til cake pulls away from sides of pan. Cool completely, cut into smcubes. Reserve enough for 2-3 days, and freeze rest. Thaw as needed.

Easy Cornbread

1 package cornbread mix (try to get one low in sugar) 2 eggs, shell included 1/2 cup seed mix 1/2 cup pellets (any brand you prefer) 1 cup mixed vegetables. Mix ingredients together per package instructions and adding extra ingredients above. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

Eight Grain Corn Bread

2 8 1/2 ounce boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 2 cup Eight Grain Cereal, not cooked (see recipe) 1 cup peanut butter 4 eggs with shells

Mix ingredients in a large bowl, adding enough water to make a cake-like batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Apricot Nut Bread

1 cup dry apricots, soaked 1 egg 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 cup sugar-free corn meal 2 tablespoons peanut butter, softened 3/4 cup nuts, chopped 3/4 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed - with pulp 3/4 teaspoon baking soda Soak apricots in warm water for 30 minutes. Cream peanut butter and egg. Stir in oj. Mix dry ingredients. Mix all remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 9x5x3 pan. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack.

Banana Nut Bread

3 1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 2 tablespoon cream tartar 1 1/2 tablespoon baking soda 2/3 cup applesauce (or 2 apples chopped finely) 4 eggs, well beaten 2 cup ripe mashed bananas 1 cup chopped baby carrots 2 cup pecans 1 jar baby food, winter squash or sweet potato (optional) Bake 350 for about 30-33 min makes 6 mini loaves or approx. 1 hour for 2 large loaves.

Basic Birdie Bread

2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix 3 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon Spirulina 2 eggs and shells (puree in blender) 4 jars baby food (carrots, sweet potatoes, a fruit, chicken/turkey with rice, noodles, or vegetables) 3/4 cup peanut butter 2 cup baby cereal (buy lowest percent of iron) 1 1/2 cup shredded/chopped veggies (usually carrots or brocolli) Almost any of baby foods can be used but choose those with a high Vitamin A content. Warning batter will be hard to mix!! Mix wet and dry ingredients separately. Combine wet and dry ingredients along with shredded/chopped veggies. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray and bake about 30 minutes in a 400 degree preheated oven. Cool on rack, cut into squares and freeze in 3 day batches. Optional additions: chopped nuts, toasted soybean bits, shredded low fat cheese, dried fruit (small pieces), shaved cuttlebone, toasted sunflower kernels, pureed bananas peeled, pureed fresh mango, papaya or kiwi (reduce number of jars of b

Bird Bread

2 cups yellow corn meal 1 cup sugar-free corn meal l cup currants or raisins 1 cup nuts (pine, almond, walnut, pecan) 1 cup shelled sunflower seeds 1 twenty-nine ounce can of solid pack pumpkin 1 thirty-two ounce bottle of papaya nectar one half cup of sunflower or safflower oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon baking powder Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Add enough water or juice to make a pour able batter. Use two large well-greased baking pans. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or til done. Cool and slice.

Can be frozen. This recipe makes a "heavy" bread, not as light as you would prepare for yourself, but birds love it! Notice that it contains very little baking powder, (some baking powders contain aluminum) no added sugar or other sweeteners, and no added salt.

Bird Bread

In a large bowl combine following ingredients: 2 cups yellow corn meal 1 cup sugar-free corn meal l cup currants or raisins 1 cup nuts (pine, almond, walnut, pecan) 1 cup shelled sunflower seeds 1 twenty-nine ounce can of solid pack pumpkin 1 thirty-two ounce bottle of papaya nectar 1/2 cup of sunflower or safflower oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon baking powder Add enough water or juice to make a pourable batter. Use two large well-greased baking pans. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or til done. Cool and slice. Can be frozen.

Bird Bread

1 Cup pellets 1 Whole egg, beaten 1 Small jar of strained baby food (carrots or sweet potatoes because of the Vitamin A and sweetness.) A few crumbled Nutriberries Crumble a couple of Nutriberries into mixture, because seeds attract bird. seeds in Nutriberries are already shelled too. You want mixture to be on dry side, but if it's too dry, add some unsweetened, plain applesauce, preferably organicup Whether cookies or cake, spray pan or cookie sheet lightly with a cooking spray. Everyone's oven is different and this mixture is a tad different every time, so bake

at 350 F approximately 20 minutes, sometimes as much as 30-35. It's usually more successful to crumble one cookie, or a smpiece of cake at a time into a separate food dish. Keep refrigerated, because there is no preservative. number and size of fids will determine how much of it you want to freeze.

Bird Bread Treat

2 boxes Jiffy Corn Bread Mix. 1 tablespoon of calcium, mineral and vitamin powder. 2 eggs (shell included) Seperate egg from shell Wash and grind shell 1 jar each baby food Sweet Potato, Green Beans 1 cup crushed pellets (Rowdy-bush or Lefebers, put in a plastic bag and roll with rolling pin to crush ) 1 large carrot 1/2 cup fresh raw broccoli ground in cusinart 1/3 cup mixed nuts (no peanuts) and dry fruit, also pulverized in cusinart. Mix Jiffy, nuts, fruit, pellets, egg shell and vitamin powder together. Add eggs and other stuff, mix well with wooden spoon. Spray a large baking dish with Pam. Mixture will be lumpy and sticky. If it is too thick add a little fruit juice or applesauce. Spread to about 3/4 " thick and bake til golden and knife comes out clean when inserted in center (about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour). Cut into squares while still hot. When cool, freeze squares in serving portions in plastic sandwich bags. defrost small sections overnight and

Birdie Bars

4 sugar-free corn meal 8 teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs w/shells 1 1/2 cups applesauce 2 cups apple juice 4 tablespoon peanut butter 2 cups seed 2 cups mixed veggies 1 can fruit cocktail

Mix and pour in greased 9x12 pan and bake at 350 for 40-45 min. Cut in bars, cool and serve.

Birdie Bread

1-1 1/2 cups pellets 2 jars sweet potato baby food 2 jars tropical fruit baby food 3 eggs, with shell pellets Mix wet ingredients. Mix remaining ingredients. Fill muffin tins. Bake in toaster oven for 15 minutes at 400. Let cool.

Birdie Bread

2 6 ounce jars baby food sweet potatoes 2 jars baby food tropical fruit 1-1 1/2 cups pellets or 4 tablespoon hand feeding formula 3 eggs and eggshells (crushed) I recycle pellets left in our birds' bowls (We use uncolored pellets). Mix eggs and baby food. Use a little in a blender/processor to crush egg shells (calcium source). Mix in remaining ingredients. Put in paper cupcakes or muffin tins- 4 tablespoons each. Microwave 1-2 mins til firm. Or bake in toaster oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes till firm. Makes 12 servings. Serve warm, but not too hot. Save remainder in fridge and warm before serving.

Birdie Bread

2 Cups finely ground pellets 1 Very ripe banana 1/3 Cup wheat germ oil 1/3 Cup vegetable oil 6 Large eggs 2 Heaping tablespoon of canned pumpkin 1 Heaping tablespoon of applesauce 1 Cup of mixed vegetables 1 Cup of cooked or canned pinto beans 1 Cup boiled brown rice 2 Cups corn meal 4 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon Spirulina Mix first five ingredients in a food processor til you have a fine blend. Add next two ingredients and continue to process. Pour entire mixture into a large bowl and add vegetables, beans, rice, corn meal and baking powder, spirulina and stir. mix should be consistency of cornbread. If it's too dry, add liquid from pinto beans. If there isn't enough liquid add water. When you have desired consistency pour into a 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake bread at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes or til done. To test bread insert a toothpick in middle of pan. If it comes out clean bread is ready. Make several pans at once

Birdie Bread

1 box low sodium corn bread mix 1/2 cup Southwest Egg beaters 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth or sugar-free juice 1 cup brown rice 1/2 cup oats or quimona 1/8 cup lentils or other bean 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 cup brocolli 1/2 cup green beans 1/2 cup peas 1/8 cup corn 1/8 cup carrots, diced 1/8 cup of a fruit for day

3 tablespoons canola oil Stir well, microwave on high for 15 minutes. Freeze extra for up to a month.

Birdie Bread

2 packages Jiffy Bread Corn Bread Muffin Mix 4 eggs (twice # on box) crush shells in food processor for extra calcium 2/3 cup sugar-free fruit juice 16 ounce mixed frozen veggies (or fresh), thawed chopped in food processor, you can also use baby food 1 to 1 1/2 cups nutriberry crumbs or other seeds, nuts or grains Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 9 by 13 pan Blend ingredients. Batter will be lumpy. Fill pan. Bake 20-25 minutes- til toothpick will come out clean. Let cool. Cut in serving size pieces (about an inch or so). Freeze in freezer bag. Microwave two frozen pieces for 60 seconds to thaw. Make sure there aren't any hot spots to burn crop.

Birdie Bread

4 cornbread mixes 1 package frozen collard/kale/broccoli (or fresh) 4 eggs 1/2 cup to 1 cup low fat, plain organic yogurt 1 1/2 cups cooked butternut or golden squash, sweet potato or pumpkin Dried/fresh fruit (colorful to add interest) 1 cup pellets (or more if you want. I converted 2 birds to Harrison's using this recipe) Blend Yogurt/eggs/greens, substitute for liquid called for. Mix ingredients, bake about 45 mins at 400 degrees.

use 4 packages of cornbread mix (size of Jiffy or Washington (worthington?) but try to get them at healthfood store so they don't contain sugar, and have less salt, but cornbread is real easy to make yourself from scratch, so sometimes do that too time permitting. Take fresh or frozen collard greens, kale, chard, bok choi tops, broccoli, dandelion or whatever you can come by that is green and high in vitamin A. put it through blender with a little yogurt (plain, organic, lowfat) and substitute this for liquid called for in recipe.

Birdie Bread

2 Boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 2 eggs (shells have bacteria, I toss them) 2/3-cup fruit juice (I use apple, 100% juice, no additives or preservatives) 24 ounce can of sweet potatoes (Rinse well and mash) 1 apple cut into smchunks (scrubbed well to get preservatives off of it) 1-2 bananas 2 boxes snack size raisins (about 1/2 cup) Big Scoop of Peanut Butter (about 1/3 cup) 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/3 heaping cup of Avain Naturals herb mix 1 Cup of Beak appetit food (Any flavor, prepared) Grease a 9x13 pan (I use olive oil) and spread evenly in pan. Place on middle rack of 450-degree oven for about 45 min to an hour. test in middle and its done when toothpick stuck in it comes out clean, and sides have started to pull away from pan. then cut into manageable squares and store in Baggies in freezer. reheat in Microwave for about 30 seconds and then crumble into food dishes. Make sure you don't burn anyone! Always test temp before serving to birds. Birdie Brea

Birdie Corn Bread Squares

1 Cup plain yellow corn meal 1 teaspoon backing powder 1 egg 1/2 cup apple sauce 1/2 cup apple juice (pasturized) 1/3 cup thawed frozen peas 1/3 cup grated carrot

1/3 cup cooked white or brown rice 1/3 cup pellets or seeds Preheat oven to 350 degrees, mix above ingredients together. Put in a glass 8x8 pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Allow corn bread to cool and cut into 1 inch squares. These freeze well or can be kept about a week sealed in a plastic zip lock bag in crisper.

Birdy Cornbread

1 cup corn meal 1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup applesauce or Karo syrup (light) (instead of oil or shortening) 1 or 2 whole eggs (shell and all) 2 jars any kind of strained veggies (baby food) 1 jar baby apple juice (or any other flavor baby juice) 1 Tablespoon dried red peppers handful of pellets, any flavor or brand 1/2 to 1 cup frozen mixed veggies Mix ingredients together and pour into a 8" X 8" baking dish sprayed with Pam. Bake at 400F degrees for about 20 minutes. cut bread into smsquares and freeze daily portions in snack size plastic bags. If each bird gets one square per day, this makes enough to last 2 birds about 2 weeks.

Bread

Dry Mix: 3 cup sugar-free corn meal 1/2 cup Bulgar wheat cereal 1/2 cup flax seed Filling ideas: Cooked sweet potatoes, squash Slightly steamed Kale, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Dandelion greens etc Slightly steamed broccoli, corn, cauliflower etc.

Soaked and cooked various beans, lentils, dried peas, etc Chopped (food processor or blender) carrots, radish, tomatoes, etc Any combination of these ingredients will work. prepare cooked ones in advance and store them in vacuum sealed bags in freezer. It makes preparing bread a lot less time consuming to have ingredients stored ahead. To 2 cups beans/veggies mix add 2 cups of dry mix, add 3 eggs (some put egg shells in as well) and just enough water to keep mix smooth, about 1/4 1/2 cup Spray pan with cooking spray or oil, bake in 350 oven for about 40 minutes Take out while still slightly moist Cut in squares and keep a weeks worth in fridge, freeze rest.

Breakfast Bread

1 box jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg, with clean crushed egg shell 1/2 cup of sugar-free fruit juice 1 apple (peeled, cored , and chopped up good) 1/2 cup quick oats 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, or almonds 2 tablespoon peanut butter, creamy or chunky 1/2 cup of birds favorite pellets chopped Mix ingredients together and spread in a 9" X 13" lightly greased pan (I use Crisco spray). Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes. Check with toothpick. Cool completely, cut into 2" squares. Freeze in baggies.

Cornmeal Fantasy

fine ground corn meal boiling water pumpkin puree apple sauce baby food fruits or veggies

If you can boil water and stir, you can make birds very happy! This recipe is similar to a flan or soft pudding. Stir fine ground corn meal into boiling water til it starts to thicken, and continue stirring for another minute or two. At this point, you have a soft pudding. If you want to embellish recipe, you can now add pumpkin puree, apple sauce, or baby food fruits or veggies.

Early Bird Bread

2 packages of corn bread mix (not sweetened corn muffin mix!) frozen vegetable of choice (chopped fresh, or rinsed canned are both OK frozen fruit of choice (chopped fresh, or unsweetened canned are both OK) hulled raw unsalted sunflower seeds (available at bulk food stores near snacks) raisins hulled raw millet seed (available at bulk food stores near cereal section) fruit juice (orange, apple, etc.) (using more than one kind is OK) eggs (1 more than packages cfor) Preheat oven following bread mix instructions. Grease 7" x 10" cake pan. Follow instructions on package for number of eggs used, then add one more egg. Substitute fruit juices for sugar-free fruit juice required by mix. Add approximately 1/2 cup of hulled sunflower seeds, and approximately 1/2 to 3/4 cup each of frozen veggie and frozen fruit. Add handful of raisins. Mix ingredients together well. Pour into heavily greased 9"x 13" cake pan. Sprinkle smhandful of hulled millet seeds over top.

Easy Bake

1 cup sugar-free corn meal 1 cup yellow corn meal 4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup Petamine 1/4 cup Bag O' Bugs 1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs with shells

1/2 cup mixed frozen vegetables, thawed 1/2 cup frozen broccoli, thawed Mix together dry ingredients. Stir in sugar-free fruit juice, eggs, oil, and vegetables. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean. Cool and cut into one inch cubes and store in plastic bags.

Easy Bird Bread

2 cups baking mix (Bisquick, Jiffy, Aunt Martha, etc.) 2 cups white or yellow corn meal 1 cup sugar-free corn meal 2 tablespoons baking powder 4 eggs 3 6-ounce jars of pureed fruit or vegetable baby food, any combination Any additions you choose to include (cheese, chopped fruit or vegetables, nuts, peanut butter, etc.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heavily grease one 9"x13" cake pan. Mix dry ingredients together well in large bowl. Add eggs and baby food. Stir til ingredients are evenly moist. Batter will be very thick and heavy. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake approximately 40 minutes, or til cake pulls away from sides of pan. Cool completely, cut into smcubes. Reserve enough for 2-3 days, and freeze rest. Thaw as needed.

Easy Cornbread

1 package cornbread mix (try to get one low in sugar) 2 eggs, shell included 1/2 cup seed mix 1/2 cup pellets (any brand you prefer) 1 cup mixed vegetables.

Mix ingredients together per package instructions and adding extra ingredients above. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

Eight Grain Corn Bread

2 8 1/2 ounce boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 2 cup Eight Grain Cereal, not cooked (see recipe) 1 cup peanut butter 4 eggs with shells Mix ingredients in a large bowl, adding enough water to make a cake-like batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Whole Wheat French Toast for Birds

1 slice whole wheat bread 1 egg 2 teaspoons sugar-free fruit juice 1/4 cup loose millet seeds Beat egg and sugar-free fruit juice together with a fork. Dip bread into egg mixture to coat both sides. Sprinkle with millet seeds. Fry in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. A dash of onion powder or chili powder may be added if bird likes these flavors. Serve cool.

Yogurt Bread

3 cups pulverized pellets (food processor is great for this) 1 cup of strawberry yogurt 1 cup of strawberry jam 1 cup of honey 2 eggs 1 two pound box Bisquick

Mix well, Pour in greased pan and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Zoo Bread

3 eggs with shell 1/4 pound fried hamburger 2 cups cooked beans (see bean mix below) 1 6oz jar baby food 3/4 cup honey or course sugar-free juice 3/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1 cup corn meal 3/4 cup shredded carrots 2 cups oatmeal or wheat flakes 1/2 cup oat or wheat bran 2 tablespoons wheat germ oil Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix everything together and divide into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or til top of bread is light brown.

Gingerbread

3/4 cups sugar-free corn meal 1-1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup dark molasses 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg Mix wet ingredients with a wooden spoon.Add baking soda and mix well. Gradually add corn bread mix and mix with hands. Adjust amount of corn meal if necessary til blended into a still dough. Roll into balls, then flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar-free cornbread

mix. Place on lightly greased cookie sheetablespoonBake at 325 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes til no thumbprint remains. Cool on wire racks and serve. Crumble into smpieces for smaller birds. Freeze in baggies and thaw as needed. If a crisper, harder cookie is desired, bake longer.

Gingerbread

1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1-1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1/2 cup dried fruit, chopped 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup dark molasses 1/4 teaspoon ginger 3/4 cups sugar-free corn meal Mix wet ingredients. Add baking soda. Mix well. Add corn bread mix and mix. Roll into balls. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar-free cornbread mix. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 325. Cool on wire racks and serve.

High Protein Bread

6 Ounce(s)breeder pellets 2 cups cooked beans (kidney, lentils, garbanzo, pinto, etc) 2 1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 3 eggs plus shells 1/2 cup raw carrots, chopped in blender 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Cover pellets with hot water to soften. Mash. Add dry ingredients to pellets. Blend well. Puree beans, eggs, and carrots in food processor or blender. Stir into dry ingred. to make a thick batter. Add water as needed. Bake at 350 degrees 45-50 minutes. I bake these in miniature muffins pans so I don't have to cut and slice them. Freeze in individual baggies. Vegetable-rich Bread: Substitute equal amounts of maintenance pellets and cooked veggies. Carrots, broccoli, yams, squash instead of beans. Prepare as above. always use Vitamin A rich veggies in this bread.

High Protein Corn Bread

1 cup cornmeal 1 cup sugar-free corn meal 4 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs with shells 1 can high protein dog food 1/2 cup Gerber baby cereal 1 jar Gerber mixed vegetables Mix dry ingredients in large bowl and add sugar-free fruit juice, oil, eggs, dog food, and vegetables. Grease baking dish. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Jiffy Bake Bread

One 8 1/2 ounce Box Corn Bread Mix 2 eggs and shells 1 cup Sun Maid Fruit Bits 4 scoops soy based baby formula 2 cup shredded spinach Water (enough to make a cake-like consistency) Mix ingredients. Grease baking dish and bake at 300 degrees til toothpick comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes. Cool and cut into one inch cubes.

Krazy Kornbread Treats

box of cornbread mix 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies Prepare cornbread recipe as directed, adding still frozen veggies to mix. Spoon mixture into plain ice cream cups ( I use smones you can find them 80 to a box and they are just right size for holding). Place each filled cup into a cupcake tin each tin will hold 3 cones. This recipe makes about 36-40. Bake according to package directions, but watch carefully after about 10-15 minutes. Store in freezer and pop in toaster oven to heat before serving to restore crispyness. Be cautious not to serve too hot however!!

Mama's Cornbread Original Recipe

1/2 cup sugar-free juice 1/4 cup melted peanut butter 3 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 eggs with shells 2 cups apple juice 1/2 cup crushed pellets 1/2 cup grated carrots

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Quickly stir in wet ingredients with a wooden spoon. Remove 1-1/2 cups batter for birds. Stir in 1 crushed eggshell, 1/2 cup grated carrots, 1/2 cup crushed pellets. Pour in lightly greased mini loaf pan/pans. Pour remaining ingredients in lightly greased 8-8 baking dish. Bake in preheated, 425 oven about 20 minutes, mini loafs less, til toothpick comes out clean. Cool and slice mini loafs, and freeze in Ziplocs. Defrost as needed. Enjoy large pan of cornbread with family!

Mama's Easy Bird Bread

1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 3 tablespoons cornmeal 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1 small jar-baby food sweet potatoes 3 eggs 2 eggshells, finely ground to a powder OR scrape cuttlebone with a knife-about 1 teaspoon substitute sugar-free fruit juice with apple or pineapple juice Prepare muffin mix as directed on package. Add 2 additional eggs and of remaining ingredients. Mix well til til peanut butter is dissolved. Pour into a greased 8x8 inch square pan. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes. Cut into 1 inch squares and place individually in smsandwich size plastic bags. Put pieces in one large bag. Defrost one piece as needed.

Maple Berry Bread

2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 2-1/2teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup sugar-free juice 2 large eggs 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup sugar-free fruit juice

1/2 cup Nutriberries 1-2 tablespoons grated cuttlebone Combine dry ingredients in a smbowl. In mixing bowl, combine oil, juice, eggs and grated cuttlebone, mixing well. Add maple syrup and sugar-free fruit juice. Stir in dry ingredients til moistened. Stir in crushed fruit or plain Nutriberries. Pour into a greased 8"-8" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan. Slice and freeze individual pieces in plasticup Thaw as needed.

Maple Pecan Corn Bread

2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar 1 1/4 tablespoon baking soda 3 tablespoon peanut butter, softened 2 tablespoon sugar-free juice 2 eggs 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 3/4 sugar-free fruit juice 1 cup chopped pecans Combine dry ingredients. Set aside. In mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, juice and eggs; mix well. Add syrup and sugar-free fruit juice. Stir in dry ingredients jut til moistened. Stir in pecans. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or til bread tests done. Cool for 10 minutes in pan.

Mexican Veggie Corn Muffins

2 packages Mexican style cornbread/muffin mix drained can of mixed vegetables

Put in muffin tins and bake till done.

Nutri-Berry Birdie Bread

4 cups of corn meal 2 cups of oatmeal 2 cups of El Paso Nutri-Berries El Paso Nutri-Berries 2 cups frozen mixed veggies (kind with corn, carrots, lima beans and peas) 1 tablespoon of baking powder 3 eggs with shell 2 cups of water 2 cups of sugar free juice Mix together and bake in a greased 9 x 13 pan for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Check with a toothpick to see if it is done. Cut into smsquares. Freeze enough in baggies for 3 days. Don't keep birdie bread in refrigerator for more then three days. Mix together... 1 cup chopped cranberries (you can use fresh or frozen) 2 tablespoons of cracked wheat 2 cups of seven grain cereal 1 cup of oatmeal about 2 teaspoon of baking powder Add... a dab of orange juice 1 cup of sugar-free cornbread mix (enough water to make them moist) Dropped them onto a cookie sheet and bake til golden in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees.

Nutty Birdy Bread

1 box jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg 1/2 cup of sugar-free fruit juice 1 apple (peeled, cored , and chopped up good) 1/2 cup quick oats 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 tablespoon peanut butter 1/2 cup of birds favorite pellet(s) chopped Mix ingredients together and spread in a 9" X 13" lightly greased pan (I use crisco spray). Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes. Check with toothpick. Cool completely, cut into 2" squares, serve cool. Saves great in fridge.

Parrot Bread

corn muffin mix can of mixed fruit smbox raisins 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powdered bird vitamins bake in a pyrex loaf dish. You could make muffins; it doesn't matter. When cool, slice into chunks and freeze in a bread bag. Then reheat in microwave. Serve it warm or cool. Make sure it's not hot!

Peanut butter Honey Bake

3 eggs with shell 1/4 pound 2 cups cooked beans (see bean mix below) 1 6oz jar baby food 3/4 cup honey or course sugar-free juice 3/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1 cup corn meal 3/4 cup shredded carrots 2 cups oatmeal or wheat flakes 1/2 cup oat or wheat bran 2 tablespoons wheat germ oil. Spiralinea

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix everything together and divide into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or til top of bread is light brown. Bean Mix Red Beans, Black-eyed Peas, Great Northerns, Lima Beans, Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans, Soybeans equal to total amount of mixed beans. Soak for 24 hrs, bring to a boil and let sit for a couple of hours. Drain and rinse.

Pineapple Carrot Bread

3 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 2 cups sugar-free juice (can use less) 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 tablespoon cinnamon 3 eggs 2 cups shredded carrots 1 cup vegetable oil (or 1 cup applesauce) 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 2 tablespoon vanilla extract Combine sugar-free cornbread mix, sugar-free juice, baking soda, cinnamon. In another bowl, beat eggs, add carrots, oil, pineapple, nuts and vanilla. Stir moist ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing just til moistened. Spoon into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 65-75 minutes or til loaves test done. Cool 10 minutesin pans before removing to wire racks. Makes 6 mini loaves, if baked in Baker's secret pans at 325 degrees takes 35-40 minutes.

Pinecone

Pinecones Peanut Butter Seeds Dried Fruit Boil and dry pinecones. Coat with peanut peanut butter.

Sprinkle over with seeds and dried fruit. Coat with egg white, roll in seed and bake in oven for @ 10 min. at low temp. Cut up apple and sprinkle with oatmeal and cinnamon.

Pumpkin Bread

3 cup sugar-free juice plus bit of molasses 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, beaten 16 ounce(s) canned pumpkin 3 1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 2 tablespoon soda 1/2 tablespoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon each cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg 2/3 cup water 2 cup nuts (optional) Mix sugar-free juice, oil and eggs together. Add pumpkin, then add dry ingredients then water, stirring til just mixed. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour or makes 6 mini loaves in 40 minutes

Quick Bird Bread

1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg 1 eggshell, crushed finely 1/2 cup of sugar-free fruit juice 1 apple, chopped 1/2 cup quick oats 1/2 walnuts, chopped 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1/2 cup fruit pellets Mix ingredients together in bowl.Spread in a 9" X 13" lightly greased pan. Sprinkle a bit of millet on top. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares.

Serve warm or cool. Freeze extra pieces in individual plastic sandwich bags.

Southern Cornbread

2 cups yellow corn meal 1 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 2 tablespoon Spirulina 2 eggs 2 chopped boiled eggs 1 package frozen sweet peas or broccoli grated carrot Mix ingredients including egg shells. Pour into greased baking pan and put in preheated 450 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Cool completely and cut in small squares and freeze.

Sweet Potato French Toast for Parrots

1/2 jar of sweet potato baby food 4 slice of whole wheat bread 2 eggs 1 teaspoon peanut butter Millet Seed Mix 2 eggs and sweet potatoes together. Dip bread into mixture and cook in a frying pan on both sides til golden brown. Cut bread into small pieces and sprinkle millet seed on top.

Sweet Potatoe Polenta

fine ground corn meal boiling water sweet potato puree

Stir fine ground corn meal into boiling water (amounts need not be precise adjust according to finished amount needed) til it starts to thicken, and continue stirring for another minute or two. At this point, you have a soft pudding. Remove from heat and add mashed sweet potato. Do not puree sweet potato since birds enjoy sweet potato fibers. If you pour into a shallow pan and allow to cool, you can cut it into squares or other shapes. These can be frozen for later use.

Vegetable Bird Bread

2 cups pellets 1/2 cup barley 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 2-3 jars of baby foods (2 fruits and a veggie) 1/4 cup sugar-free juice 4 eggs with shells 1/2 cup peanut butter Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg Fruits and Veggies in directions Mix together ingredients. Add to batter chopped (about 1/2 cup of each): raisins, cranberries, green beans, assorted leafy greens, broccoli, peppers, corn, nuts, parsley, cilantro, and tarragon.Pour into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle top with additional Harrison Crumbs and extra egg shells if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Test with toothpick and check after 45-55 minutes. Cool, cut and freeze. Thaw as needed and keep refrigerated.

Veggie Bread

2 pkg's jiffy corn muffin mix large bunch of kale mixed veggies Prepare corn muffin mix according to directions on box.

Add clean egg shells. Chop large bunch of kale and add mixed veggies to be colorful. Cook according to directions on box. Freezes well

Veggie Health Bread

1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 cup pellets (soaked) 1 cup each of diced yams, squash, carrots and broccoli 1/2 cup chopped raw carrots 1/2 cup chopped nuts 3 eggs with shells (washed) 1/2 cup vegetable oil Soften pellets in water, then mash. Mix in dry ingredients til thoroughly blended. Puree vegetables, eggs and raw carrots, using a blender or food processor. Mix into dry ingredients to make a thick batter. Mix in vegetable oil. If batter is too thick, add water, but not so much that dough can be poured. Spread dough into a baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or til done. Cool pan on wire rack. Cut into individual servings and freeze.

Parrot Breakfast Recipes


Birdie cereal

1/2 cup cooked white or brown rice 1/4 cup dry monkey chow, ground in a blender 1/4 cup Sun Maid Fruit Bits, soaked overnight 2 tablespoons Bag O' Bugs Mix ingredients together and serve immediately.

Change at least twice a day to make sure birds doesn't digest any soured foods. You can replace Bag O' Bugs with live insects. or not! yuck!

Birdie Omelet

1 egg, with shell 1 splash of sugar-free fruit juice 1 tablespoon riccotta or cottage cheese 1/4 cup beans 3 tablespoon carrot, grated 3 tablespoon each of green pepper, broccoli, sweet corn, chopped sweet yam Mix all ingredients. Microwave 2 minutes. Let cool.

Birdie Pancakes

apples, chopped pancake mix pellets, crushed seeds Prepare pancake mix per box directions. Before cooking mix in remaining ingredients. Make pancakes per box directions.

Birdie Quiche

1/2 cup Beans or bean mix 1/2 ear of corn, cut off cob or equivalent amount of frozen corn 2 tablespoon squash (any kind) chopped into 1/2" cubes 1/2 small sweet potato (or yam) cooked and cut into 1/2" cubes 1 jalape?o pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced

1 egg (or egg substitute) 1 tablespoon skim Ricotta cheese small amount of mixed veggies, fresh or frozen Soak beans for 1 hour before preparing. Drain. Mix of above in a bowl. Should be pasty consistence, but not runny. Add water if necessary. Spread on plate, and cover. Cook in Microwave on High for 6 minutes. Remove and break up with fork. Sprinkle vitamins and mix well. I usually grate some cheese on top for flavor.

Birdie Waffles

Waffle batter grated apples carrots broccoli veggies and fruit of choice Mix together and make up waffles for Fids. Freeze in single servings and pop in toaster for breakfast or dinner.

Breakfast Cereal

In a large pot, put 8 cups of water on stove to boil Add right away 1/2 cup pearled barley 1/2 cup soft wheat berries 1/2 cup buckwheat groats Bring to boil for about 20 minutes then add 1/2 cup bulgar wheat 1/2 cup whole grain rye (if mix starts to dry up, just add more water and bring back to boil) boil for about 10 minutes and add 1/2 cup millet

1/2 cup couscous Cook another 5-10 minutes then remove from stove and cool Stir in: 1/2 cup flax seed I would freeze this cereal in portions. Heat just before serving, and add cooked apple, cooked sweet potato, mashed pineapple, mashed banana, dried cherries, raisins, dried currents, dried coconut, etc. As another meal, this same cereal mix can be added to cooked brown rice, cooked beans (red, white, lentils, kidney, garbanzo, etc) and pasta with a combination of veggies, such as corn, peas, broccoli, carrots, etc. Any combinations are fine!

Carrot Egg Food

2 carrot grated finely 2 hard boiled eggs 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 3 tablespoon Bag O' Bugs Mix ingredients well. Store in refrigerator

Cinnamon Toast

cinnamon whole wheat bread Toast bread. Mist lightly with warm water. Sprinkle with cinnamon (no sugar).

Easy Egg food

3 boiled eggs and shells 1/2 cup Bag O' Bugs 1/2 cup Petamine

Mash eggs and shells well with a fork. Add Bag O' Bugs and Petamine and combine. Store unused portions in refrigerators.

Egg and Biscuit

An effective home made variation to buying egg and biscuit from stores is below. 1. Beat 1 egg in a bowl with a fork 2. Cook beaten egg in microwave til egg hard (1 min approx or til liquid gone) 3. Break up egg with fork into smpieces (fine mixing done with hands in step 5.) 4. Put egg and rice crumbs(1/2 cup approx) in a deep bowl (as mixing is a little messy) 5. Rub cooked egg into rice crumbs with two clean hands (similar to rubbing peanut butter into corn meal rub mix between thumb and fingers) 6. When a fine crumb mixture is formed, this should be enough for 2 small parrot bowls They love to eat it warm. Remember not to keep mixture in cage for more than 1 day as moist food breeds bacteria. Tip Buy small plastic containers and store excess in freezer for up to 2wks. Reheat in microwave for 1min, wait 5-10 for it to cool (check!) and give to birdies! *Rice crumbs are an alternative to bread crumbs. They make a better quality egg + biscuit, as they are finer and also do not create

Eight Grain Cereal

1 part oats 1 part brown rice 1 part corn 1 part soybeans 1 part hulled millet 1 part barley 1 part sunflower 1 part flaxseed Avian vitamins Mix grains together. Heat three cups boiling water and add one cup mixture. Cook til consistency of oatmeal.

This can be added to some of corn bread recipes! Sprinkle avian vitamins over cereal.

Griddle Cakes

1 package Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 1 egg, including shell (wash egg and grind shell thoroughly) leftover seeds 1 tablespoon hummus 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1 tablespoon honey 1/3 Cup sugar-free fruit juice or so I dumped it in except for sugar-free fruit juice. Mixed it up and then started to add sugar-free fruit juice. Dumped it by 1/8 cup amounts onto a very hot cast iron pan. Let it get dry on edges and bubbles on top and then flipped.

High Protein Egg Food

2 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1 cup Gerber high protein baby cereal 1/2 cup corn meal 1/4 cup wheat germ Avian vitamins Mix ingredients and keep in dry place. Add three heaping teaspoons to one hard boiled egg. Keep this mixture refrigerated.

Mash, It's What's For Breakfast

Pumpkin seeds barley rolled oats sesame seeds millet

tomatoes apples bananas grapes lemons oranges carrots (lightly steamed and raw) fresh corn on cob (lightly steamed) spinach Put fruits into food processor except grapes. Put seeds and oats into a bowl then add chopped fruit and whole grapes. Cut steamed carrots into chips and cut corn into 4 to 5 pieces. Put daily rations into zip-lock bags, add carrot chips and one corn block per bird to bag. Put into freezer. Defrost night before in fridge. Remove around 2pm or earlier if its warm/hot out.

Oatmeal Balls

3/4 cups sugar-free corn meal 1 1/2 cups Quaker oats 1/2 cup combined chopped holiday fruit and nuts and coconut mixture 1/2 cup unsweetened natural applesauce 1/3 cup dark molasses 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg Mix, roll into balls, bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Pam cookie sheet first. Add more oats if needed, another egg or more applesauce if wanted wetter. You really want this fairly stiff. Make to about size of large Walnuts. Just before serving, dust with Hagen's Prime Vitamins.

Pancake Breakfast

1 box of just add water pancake mix Prepare as directed only using orange juice or apple juice instead of water. You can also add bird vitamins to mixture if necessary. Any left over pancakes can be frozen or refrigerated and reheated in microwave for later use. Recipe is versatile, so you can add any combination of fruits or nuts if you want to, like mashed bananas, or blueberries etc.

Parrot French Toast

4 slices day-old multigrain whole wheat breat 4 eggs 2 tablespoons plain yogurt Beat eggs. Stir in yogurt. Coat bread with mixture. Cook on skillet. (You can also spread peanut butter on the toast, or sprinkle with dried fruit or millet or nuts)

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

1/4 cup quick oatmeal enough water to just cover and microwave 1 min. 1 teaspoon peanut butter chopped apple, grapes, orange pulp Mix together, spoon into feed dish. When cool, may add vitamins and or calcium.

Quick Breakfast

One packet instant grits OR oatmeal SUBSTITUTE apple juice for 3/4 cup boiling water

Add 1/4 cup raisons or dried fruit Let sit to cool. Freeze in ice cube trays.

Quinoa

1 cup quinoa 2-3 cups water Corn kernels Chopped carrots Raisins and/or dried apples (unsulphured, found in health food stores) Cinnamon stick Boil 2 cups of water, add quinoa. Cook for 10 minutes, then add veggies and dried fruit. Cook another 5 minutes or til quinoa grain is clearish and has a tiny tail sprouting from it. You may have to add a little more water if it gets too dry too quickly. Let cool. Serve. You can put almost any veggies or fruits in this recipe.

Scrambled Egg

2 eggs 4 tablespoons apple sauce 1 carrot half a cup of broccoli Scramble eggs and add applesauce to raw eggs. Add a little oil to fry pan and fry egg and applesauce mixture. When cooked and looking like scrambled eggs remove from heat and add fresh raw carrot and broccoli chopped in food processor. Put in icecube trays and freeze then put in freezer bag. Give 1 cube a day.

Scrambled Eggs and Vegetables

2 eggs 2 tablespoon low fat ricotta cheese 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/4 cup chopped broccoli Scramble eggs with shells and ricotta cheese in a bowl. Pour into a frying pan and add vegetables. Cook til eggs are firm.

Sweet Potato French Toast

2 eggs 1/2 jar sweet potato baby food 4 slices whole wheat bread Mix eggs and sweet potatoes together. Dip bread into mixture and cook in a frying pan til both sides are golden brown. Cut bread into small pieces and sprinkle sliced almonds on top.

Veggie Pancakes

1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar-free fruit juice 2 tablespoons melted peanut butter 2 egg 1 crushed egg shell 1 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sugar-free juice 1/2 cup chopped veggies or fruit of choice Mix sugar-free fruit juice, melted peanut butter, eggs and eggshells briskly with a fork to combine well. Add dry ingredients and beat well with spoon to make a smooth, thick batter. Add a bit more sugar-free cornbread mix if needed. Fold in 1 to 1/2 cup of bird's favorite veggie or fruit, minced well. (carrots, zuchinni, green peppers, brocolli, apples, bananas, whole blueberries

etc.) Drop by tablespoon on hot lightly greased skillet. Cook on medium low heat til bubbles appear on top. Flip pancake and cook other side til golden. Cool slightly and serve warm. Freeze leftover pancakes and thaw as needed.

Zucchini Pancakes

1 tablespoon sugar-free juice 1 egg, with shell 1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 2 tablespoon oil 1 cup zucchini, grated 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup carrots, grated Mix dry ingredients. Mix in remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth. Cook on hot griddle till done.

Parrot Cake Recipes


Birdie Birthday Cake

1 box Carrot Cake mix 1 can Fruit Cocktail 1 can Cut Sweet Potatoes 1/3 scraped cuttlebone 1/2 cup Flaked Coconut 1/2 cup Raisins Use juice from Fruit Cocktail and Sweet Potatoes for liquid called for in cake mix. Add 4 eggs (box mixes usually need 3, I add extra one for protein) to liquid, mix in liquids to this including vitamins if you use liquid. To dry mix I add scraped cuttlebone and dry vitamins. Mix well then add sweet potatoes and mix with mixer again to chop Sweet Potatoes into smaller pieces. Stir in Coconut, raisons, and Fruit Cocktail.

Cook in a pound cake pan or a 9 X 13 either one works, till done. While still warm, ice with thin layer of peanut butter and sprinkle with coconut. Can be frozen in slices and served as needed.

Birthday Cake for Birds

2 cups enriched sugar-free cornbread mix 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1-1/2 cup sugar-free juice 1/2 cup soft peanut butter 3/4 cup chopped apples 3/4 cup minced raisins, other dried fruit or nuts 3 eggs with shells 3/4 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cinnamon and sugar-free juice Heat oven to 350. Grease 8"-9" baking pan. Mash eggshells with back of spoon til powder.Combine ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat 3 minutes on high. Gently stir in fruit and nuts. Sprinkle with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of sugar-free juice and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before serving.

Blueberry Birdie Cupcakes

1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup peanut butter, melted 2 cups blueberries 2 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 2 eggs, with shell

Beat eggs. Blend in sugar-free fruit juice, peanut butter, nutmeg and vanilla. Stir in sugar-free cornbread mix and baking powder. Mix until moist. Fold in blueberries. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees. Brush tops with melted peanut butter. Sprinkle with millet.

Cupcakes

1 Cup of seed and 1 Cup s/r sugar-free cornbread mix 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of sugar-free juice 1 egg 1/2 cup of water Add ingredients together and mix with whisk or blender. Put them in a greased cupcake tray, leave them in oven at 150 degrees for 1020mins. Then remove and let cool. Once cooled put them in freezer in gladwrap or a bag if not being used straight away optional extras: glaze honey on muffins once cooled and sprinkle nuts or fruit on top.

Fruit Birthday Cake

1 box carrot cake mix 1 can unsweetened fruit cocktail with juice reserved 1 can sweet potatoes (reserve juice) 1/3 scraped cuttlebone 4 eggs 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit peanut butter for icing Prepare cake mix as directed on package, only substitute juice from fruit cocktail and sweet potatoes for liquid and add 4 eggs instead of 2. Add grated cuttlebone and mix well.

Add chopped sweet potatoes and mix with mixer. Stir in coconut, raisins, and fruit cocktail. Pour into greased 9" by 11" baking pan and bake according to package directions, or til toothpick comes out clean. While still warm, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top for icing and sprinkle with coconut. Slice when cool and freeze unused pieces.

Fruitcake

1 large banana, riper better 1/2 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, etc.) 1 1/2 cups sugar-free corn meal 1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal 1/4 cup wheat germ (raw or toasted) 2 Tablespoon baking powder 2 cups finely chopped dried fruits raisins, golden raisins, currants, prunes, apricots, apples, pears, peaches, figs, cranberries, dates whatever's on hand 1 cup unsalted nuts 2 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mash banana with nut butter. Set aside. Combine cornbread mix, oatmeal, wheat germ, baking powder, fruits. Toss so pieces of fruit are coated in sugar-free cornbread mix. Add nuts. Stir bananas and nut butter to mix, then add to fruit/mix. Add apple juice. Mix thoroughly and pour into greased glass baking dishes. I use 2 9" Pyrex pie plates sprayed with Baker's Joy. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or til toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool and turn out onto plate and cut into squa

Homemade AviCakes

2 cups crushed Cheerios Shredded Wheat pellets

instant oats 2 cups of assorted seeds seeds 1 ? cup honey Add honey. stir till mixture is wet but not dripping. pour onto cookie sheet, spread it out and bake at very low, 200-225 for 45 minutes.

Homemade AviCakes

1 1/4 cup honey 2 cups crushed Cheerios 2 cups of assorted seeds seeds instant oats pellets Shredded Wheat Mix all ingredients. Add honey till mixture is moist. Spread on cookie sheet. Bake 45 minutes at 200.

Mini Minute Birdie Cake

1/2 cup cheerios or kix 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 egg Crush cheerios/kix slightly in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Pour cheerios/kix into a smbowl. Add other ingredients and mix til smooth. Now, pour mixture into a cereal bowl or a smsoup bowl. Put into microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes. When you take it out, it should be a bit soft, but not gooey. Gently lift cake out of bowl and place it onto a plate upside down. If bottom is gooey, put it in microwave for 10 seconds, otherwise flip right side up.

Crush a ripe strawberry. Spread on top of cake. Cut into pieces according to birds size. Leftovers can be put in fridge.

Minute Birdie Cakes

1/2 cup slightly crushed cheerios, bran flakes OR corn flakes 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 egg Mix ingredients. Pour onto an oven safe soup bowl. Baked at 350 degrees about 10-12 minutes til no longer gooey. Mash a fresh strawberry or a few banana slices on top and serve.

Potato Millet Cake

1 smpotato or sweet potato 1/2 teaspoon sugar-free fruit juice millet seeds Scrub and wash potato in water til clean. Prick a few times with a fork. Cover with a paper towel and cook in microwave according to micro's instructions. When soft, remove skin. Mash potatoes with some sugar-free fruit juice til there are no or very few lumps. Pat into a little cake then sprinkle with some millet seed or other food. Top with another little cake and pat 2 together. Sprinkle millet seed on top to decorate like a cake. Cool but serve slightly warm to bird.

Sweet Potato Cakes

2 large yams or sweet potatoes 1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup chopped apples 1/4 cup mashed bananas 1/2 cup fresh corn 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt Boil sweet potatoes til soft. Add raisins to boiling water during last 5 minutes. Remove raisins and reserve. Pour out water and peel skins off of yams. Put yams back in pot and mash. Add pumpkin pie spice, raisins, apples, banana, corn and yogurt. Spoon into ice cube trays and defrost as needed. Remove from cage after 1 hour to prevent spoilage. Note: For birds that won't eat pellets, add some in sweet potato mixure before freezing.

Veggie Cupcakes

1 cup cornmeal 1 cup sugar-free corn meal 1/4 cup fresh veggies (you name it) 4 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg beaten 1/4 cup babyfood (choice) 1/4 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup juice (basically 1 cup of liquids) Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine dry things and stir, Mix moist things and stir, adding in dry stuff. Put those paper cupcake things into cupcake pan. Pour batter into cupcake things and bake for 20-25 min or til golden brown. Can be frozen til needed.

Parrot Cookies Recipes


Almond Cookies

1/2 cup of: roasted pine nuts

flaked almonds seasame seeds sunflower kernels sugar-free cornbread mix Mix, add about a tablespoon of good quality olive or other organic oil and one or two eggs to make a firm dough. You can add other nuts if you know they are safe for cockatiels and a little more sugar-free cornbread mix to help form cookies. Shape into sm cookies, and bake about 12 minutes til very lightly golden brown. Allow to cool, and store in refrigerator in an airtight container. Wedge it between cage bars.

Applesauce Cookie Bars

1 egg, with shell 1 jar carrots baby food 1 jar diced apples baby food 1 jar mango dessert baby food 1 jar oatmeal and apples cereal baby food 1 jar squash baby food 1 jar sweet potatoes baby food 2 jar macaroni and cheese baby food 3 bottles banana/yogurt juice baby food 4 Boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix 4 jars applesauce baby food Mix ingredients. Pour into pan. Bake at 350, until done. Spread applesauce as icing.

Cookie Delight

2/3 cup Honey Nut Cheerios, crushed 2 eggs, scrambled 2 avian-seed-cakes, crumbled 2 tablespoons pellets, crushed 1/8 teaspoons of baking soda

3 tablespoons of sugar-free cornbread mix Pre-heat oven to 350. Crush cheerios and pellets. Scramble the eggs. Mix ingredients. Place spoonfulls onto cookie sheet. Bake 16 minutes.

Crunchy Cookie

Nuts, shelled and ground (recommend walnuts and pecans) sugar-free corn meal sugar-free cornbread mix water (optional: food coloring, fruit juice) Grind nuts very fine, and mix with about a quarter to a half cup of sugar-free corn meal. Stir in a few tbss of sugar-free cornbread mix. Add enough water to make a very dry, stiff dough (it doesn't take much!); knead for a minute or two. Break off tbs-sized pieces and roll each out flat and thin. Bake on a hot, unoiled, cast-iron skillet, flipping occasionally. DO NOT cook on a non-stick pan. cookie is done when it begins to turn gold-brown with some black spots. Cool and serve. Options: Add a few drops of red or blue food coloring to tint cookie. Replace some of water with fruit juice to sweeten, and cook on a lower heat.

Fruit Cookies

1 cup dried fruit (any of birds favorites-i.e. apricots, apples, figs, dates, coconut, etc.) 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup hulled seeds and/or crushed nuts (I use sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, and walnuts) 1 tablespoon peanut butter

2 tablespoon honey In a food processor, process ingredients together except for honey and peanut butter. You will have a sticky glob to put into a medium size bowl. Add peanut butter and honey and stir til it gets too thick. Then use hands to knead rest to a "rollable" consistency. Make 1/2 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Cool and serve. They are quite delicious (you'll like them too), and they're just right size for my Scarlet Macaw," Coconut", to hold.

Fruity Cookies

3 tablespoon oil 3 large egg white 2 cup sugar-free corn meal 1 1/2 cup instant oats 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup thawed frozen apple juice concentrate 1/4 cup thawed frozen pineapple-orange concentrate 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts 1 package Sun Maid Fruit Bits Beat egg white and oil til frothy. Add juice and blend. Add sugar-free cornbread mix, oats, baking soda, Petamine, and cinnamon and blend well. Stir in walnuts or pine nuts and fruit bits. Place teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Mash Cookies

1 peeled, cubed sweet potatoe 1 peeled, chopped apple 1 egg cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoon dried parsley 1 cup almonds chopped veggies Cook sweet potato. Cool. Add apple, egg, some cinnamon, vanilla, dried parsley. Grind almonds fine in blender. Add whatever other chopped veggies etc. Mix should be consistancy of cookie dough. Drop onto greased cookie sheet with teaspoon. Bake 12 minutes at 350. I divided "dough" into three portions, added some chopped walnuts to one part, some coconut to one part, and stirred some extra spices (nutmeg, ginger) to third part, so had three "kinds" of cookies from one batch. Bobber doesn't like almonds in mixed nuts that I get, so I have been pulling them out and those were what I ground up to thicken dough. You could use whatever kind of nuts that are not "favorite" at house.

Oatmeal Cookies

1 Cup Soft peanut butter 2 Eggs 1 teaspoon Soda 4 teaspoon Cinnamon 2 Large Baby food jars of applesauce 1 smbox of raisins (optional) Mix ingredients well. By hand add 3 cups rolled oats. It will be stiff. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased pan. Bake til golden brown.

Parrot Cookies

(all organic ingredients) 1 can mashed sweet potato

half bag frozen mixed veggies steamed chopped carrots handful chopped arugula a few almonds crushed into smithereens a few dashes of cinnamon handful of finely chopped apple chopped jalapeno 1 cup cooked couscous a couple blobs of plain yogurt half a mashed banana Mix together, plop on to wax papered cookie sheets & stick in the freezer. Thaw as needed. submitted by Rowan

Peanut Butter Cookies

1/3 cup oats 1/3 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1/4 cup crushed pellets 1/4 cup raisins 2 eggs Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix ingredients. Place spoonfulls onto non-greased cookie sheet Bake for 10-25 minutes.

Veggie Cookies

1 large jar of baby food fruit or veggies 1/2 cup of sugar-free corn meal 1/2 3/4 cup of corn meal 2 teaspoon protein powder 1/2 cup crushed pellet 1 carrot, finely shredded or chopped dried fruit 1/4 cup seeds

Mix ingredients except seeds, til very thick Add more corn meal and sugar-free cornbread mix as needed til mixture pulls away from sides of bowl. (Sticky, thin dough won't bake well) Add seeds last. Roll tablespoons of dough into 1 inch balls then flatten with to form 1/2 inch thick circles. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. With toothpick, make a hole in center of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees F, 20-25 minutes or til slightly browned. Flip over when half done. Cook then store in an airtight bag or container.

Parrot Dinner Recipes


A Different Bird Food

2 cups or seed or pellets mixed nuts for birds coconut dried fruits 1 large cuttlebone 1/2 sprig of millet 3 tablespoons sesame or unsalted sunflower seeds 2 Townhouse crackers Put ingredients into a plastic bag. Put that plastic bag in another plastic bag. Put that on a cutting board and put a towel over it. Take a hammer or a meat tenderizer and pound it. Keep lifting towel to check. When you see a powdery substance on seeds, that means its done. You do not want seed to be hulled.

Bird Sandwich

1 slice whole wheat bread 1 jar vegetable baby food chopped veggies and nuts Spread baby food on bread about 1/8" thick.

Add chopped nuts and/or veggies. Salsa variety: mix tomato, carrot, and broccoli baby food together and spread on bread. Add chopped pepper, lettuce, and almonds on top.

Birdie Lunch

1 part smred beans 1 part hulled millet 1 part lentils 1 part brown rice 1 part chopped walnuts Cook beans, millet, lentils, and rice and mix together with walnuts. Add any other additions you think of such as egg, carrots, etc. Freeze and thaw in microwave.

Birdie Pot Pie

1 jar baby food carrots 2 or 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (depending on size of bird or how many birds you have) 1 or 2 six inch sticks of celery, cut up very very fine 1 teaspoon bird seed 1/2 teaspoon millet (off stick) 1 teaspoon "vegetable" bird seed 1/4 teaspoon parsley 1 pot pie crust Take crust and warm it in microwave til lukewarm. Set aside. In a bowl mix baby food, eggs, celery and parsley. Microwave til warm. Then pour bird seed (every kind) in and mix. If nessasary, heat mixture and/or crust again. Pour mixture in crust, then top crust with crust lid. Bake in oven til light brown. Set on rack to cool. Serve at room temp.

Birdy Thanksgiving Dinner

1 sweet potato or 1 large jar baby food sweet potato 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 hard-boiled egg 1 cup chopped cooked turkey Mix ingredients together and warm in microwave for approximately two minutes. Ingredients that are to be used in own Thanksgiving meal can be used such as substituting or adding broccoli, squash, etc. Just be sure to set aside a smamount BEFORE you add salt, sugar or other seasonings. Appropriate seasonings like garlic and/or cinnamon may be added. Pieces of leftover cooked rolls or cornbread could also be added.

Carbo Munchie Delight

pasta. spaghetti carrots and/or brocolli (chopped finely) frozen vegtables (thawed) fresh fruits chopped finely or medium fine garbanzo beans and/or black beans frozen(thawed or canned drained and rinsed out) vitamin supplement or baby bird handfeeding formula(kaytee) optional: any other goodies (chopped nuts, hard boiled eggs, peppers, etc.) optional: baby food Make about an amount bird(s) will consume in a week or less. Boil pasta and spaghetti till cooked enough. While its cooling off, add beans, then finely chopped carrots and/or broccoli to mix so it will release some vitamin K as well. After it has cooled, add some goodies you want in it (hard boiled eggs, chopped nuts,etc.) Add fresh chopped fruits (apple, banana, grape, etc.), baby bird handfeeding formula, vitamins, and/or baby food. Mix ingredients well together. Use hands to break pasta and sphagetti into smaller chunky pieces, or put in a

blender to mash it up. Roll them into 1 inch balls

Easiest Bird Food

2 hardboiled eggs 1-2 cup(s) raw carrots (chopped) 1 jar gerber baby food (preferably applesauce) blend eggs and carrots well. After blended, mix jar of baby food in. Let chill in refrigerator 1-2 hours. Serve in food dishes. Garnish with molting food or millet.

Hollywood Dinner

Various grains (wild rice and millet or brown rice and quinoa) Nutritious veggies (sweet potato, carrot, red pepper, kale, broccoli, etc.) Thawed frozen beans (any kind) Fresh parsley (optional) A pinch of cayenne pepper and garlic powder (not garlic salt) A tiny pinch of Spirulina powder (optional) Cook grains til they are ready. In a mini-chopper or a food processor, grind veggies and beans into tiny little pieces (to make a mash). Once grains have cooled down, mix in veggies. Add spices and mix well. Serve warm.

I Yam What I Yam

2 Medium/Large Yams 1/4 cup Raisins (unsulphured) 1 teaspoon peanut butter (optional-but does have things a bird needs!) ? teaspoon Pumpkin spice ? cup Corn

1/4 cup Nonfat Yogurt (preferably organic) Cut yams into quarters then boil til soft. Drop in raisins for last 5 minutes of boiling. Cool. Peel off skins. Put peeled yams back in pot and mash, adding peanut butter and pumpkin spice. Add back raisins and corn and mix into yams. Serve in glass bowls for maximum visual stimulation. Put a dollop of nonfat yogurt on top of each serving. Warning: Do not leave this food in cage for more than 2-3 hours, especially on a hot day.

Mashed Potatoes

3 large yams or white potatoes 1-2 tablespoons sugar-free fruit juice 1 teaspoon peanut butter 1 smcarrot(for white potatoes) Peel and boil potatoes (and carrot) in water til soft. Add a bit of sugar-free fruit juice and peanut butter. Roll with hands, individual small balls. Wrap each bin plastic wrap and freeze in plastic bag. Thaw a few seconds in microwave as needed. Do not serve too hot. Remove from cage after 1 hour to prevent spoilage.

Parrot Coconut Mash

Blend: one apple1 cup mixed organic veggies (peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)1 sprig millet1/2 cup water Pour into halved coconut shell & serve!

Parrot Stew

1/2 cup, can 15 bean (no seasoning) 1/2 cup mixed veggies 1/2 cup tri-colored pasta 1 corn from a cob--optional 3 tablespoon barley 2 carrots diced 10 spinach tortellini 10-15 dried cherry peppers 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 can chicken broth 1 cup water Dice carrots and slice corn off of cob.Combine ingredients in large saucepan.Simmer til liquid is almost gone. Cool and freeze in ziplock bags.

Protein Food

1 tablespoon of green gram 1 carrot 1 cucumber 1 tablespoon coriander half leaf romaine lettuce 4-8 frozen peas 4-8 frozen corn any beans (optional, soak overnight) cuttlebone (to scrape powder) Put gram in a cup or mug filled with water, microwave for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Meanwhile, grate carrot and cucumber. Squeeze out excess water from cucumber. Chop coriander and romaine lettuce finely. Quarter peas (carefully !!), chop/mash beans. Drain water from gram and put in grinder (maybe its called blender in usa) and grind it to fine powder. Mix everything in an airtight container for storage later. Scrape cuttlebone with a sharp knife. Apply pressure or else it will merely rise up in air as dust. Mix it well. Serve to birds. Store in freezer for later use.

Soft Food Mix

dry shelled whole corn or popcorn dried beans large bag of brown rice raisins currants shelled sunflower seeds shelled pumpkin seeds wheat berries barley whole oats pasta nuts and cinnamon cloves or ginger frozen garden peas frozen fruits (cranberries) Soak overnight half a large stockpot of dry shelled whole corn or popcorn. Bring to a boil and cook over low heat next morning for several hours, or til corn is plumped and soft in middle. Water will need to be added several times as it is absorbed by corn, which more than doubles in volume. Also, soak overnight choice of dried beans: garbanzo beans (chick peas), kidney, cranberry, pinto, lima, northern, chili, black beans or others. Cook next morning for an hour or less or til "al dente". Cook rice for approximately thirty minutes. Combine ingredients in a large container or clean sink. Mix and allow to cool. Seal in plastic bags in daily portions, press flat for faster thawing, an

Sweet Potato Soup

1/2 can vegetable broth (add water to cover potatoes this isn't a brothy soup) approx. 1 cup sweet potato 1/4-1/2 firm tofu 1"x1" piece ginger minced 1/4 cup corn 1/4 cup whole wheat pasta

cinnamon, clove, allspice to taste Cook till sweet potatoes are somewhat mushy.

Ultimate Birdie Surprise!

1 (32 oz) bag 15 bean mix 1 cup Black Beans 1 cup Anasazi Beans 4 cups long grain brown rice (converted perferred) 1 cup couscous 2 cups Rottelle Vegetable pasta 2 cups Basil/ lemon pepper pasta spirals 2 cups jalepeno redpepper pasta (ziti type, or whatever is available) 2 large jars of gerber Vegetable Beef baby food 1 tablespoon Spirulina 3 tablespoon Palm oil Soak beans overnight. At least twelve hours. Drain and rinse well. Put into a large stock pot and cook 45-60 min or til al a dente. Rinse lightly with cold water to stop cooking process. Set aside. Cook coucous in 1 1/2 cups of water for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Stir into bean mixture. Cook Pasta til Al dente, drain into strainer, run under cold water, shake off excess water , add to bean mixture. Cook rice til firm, add to mixture. Stir in both jars of baby food, palm oil, spirulina. Let cool and put into 1/2 cup serving size bags. Freeze immediately.

Parrot Egg Food Recipes


Birdie French Toast

Several pieces of day-old multigrain whole wheat bread 4 eggs (no shells)

2 tablespoons plain or vanilla yogurt Beat eggs with yogurt, then dip bread in mixture coating well. Cook on skillet as you would regular French toast. These pieces can be used immediately, or can be refrigerated or frozen for later use. Take warm toast (either fresh cooked or toasted) and spread with a thin layer of chunky peanut butter and sprinkle with raisins and/or chunks of walnut. Cut into small pieces and serve warm.

Birdy Quiche

1/2 cup Beans or bean mix 1/2 ear of corn, cut off cob or equivalent amount of frozen corn 2 tablespoon squash (any kind) chopped into 1/2" cubes 1/2 smsweet potato (or yam) cooked and cut into 1/2" cubes 1 jalape?o pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 egg (or egg substitute) 1 tablespoon skim Ricotta cheese small amount of mixed veggies, fresh or frozen Soak beans for 1 hour before preparing. Drain. Mix of above in a bowl. Should be pasty consistence, but not runny. Add water if necessary. Spread on plate, and cover. Cook in Microwave on High for 6 minutes. Remove and break up with fork. Sprinkle vitamins and mix well. grate cheese on top

Egg Food

2 carrot grated finely 2 hard boiled eggs 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 3 tablespoon Bag O' Bugs

Mix ingredients well. Store in refrigerator

Green Eggs and Ham

Eggs (scrambled or boiled) bacon bits Spirulina Parmesian cheese grits Scramble or chop eggs. Add bacon bits. Sprinkle Spirulina and cheese. Toss with dry grits just enough to keep from being sticky. If you can't find grits, use cornmeal.

Microwave Omelets

egg carrots green beans broccoli sweet peas corn romaine parsley apple pasta pellets Cook egg completely. Scramble egg with a fork in a microwave safe bowl. Then put frozen or fresh vegetables in a mini food processor and mince fine. Veggies need to be tiny or won't be soft before egg is done. Add veggies to eggs then microwave uncovered. Start checking at 30 seconds, adding 10 seconds til cooked through.

Omelet

1 egg 3 tablespoon finely chopped carrot (I have to cut it smto hide it from her) 1 tablespoon riccotta or cottage cheese 1/4 cup beans any kind (not refried) black are her favorite 1 splash of sugar-free fruit juice to mix it 3 tablespoon chopped each (green pepper, broccoli, sweet corn) Use any vegetables you have at time, to add a few new ones besides corn. Mix above ingredients together and microwave in a bowl for a couple minutes. Don't use stove.

Quiche for Parrots

1/2 cup beans 1/2 ear of corn, 2 tablespoon squash, chopped 1/2 small sweet potato, cooked, chopped 1 jalapeo pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 egg 1 tablespoon skim Ricotta cheese mixed veggies Soak beans 1 hour. Drain. Mix all ingredients. Add water, as needed. Cook on high microwave for 6 minutes. Sprinkle on vitamins. Mix well. (You add grated cheese on top if you like.)

QuickEgg Treats

1 extra-large hard boiled egg white 1/2 of hard boiled yolk 1/4 cup favorite vegetable diced finely Mash 1 extra large hard boiled egg white with a fork. Add 1/2 hard boiled yolk and mash together. Place in toaster oven for a short time to heat up and decrease wetness. Add 1/4 cup of favorite veggie on top, but do not mash into egg. Serve when cool. Remove from cage after 30 minutes.

Sweet Eggs

eggs cinnamon vanilla maple syrup Spray non-stick vegetable spray in a pan. Mix eggs with a small dash of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla. Scramble in pan till cooked. Add small dash of maple syrup, cool and feed to all.

Toast and Eggs

2 pieces whole wheat toast 2 eggs finely ground 1 finely ground apple 1 teaspoon Bag O' Bugs Mix ingredients together and serve in a crumbly mixture. Store in refrigerator.

Vegetable Egg Treat

1/2 jar of each baby food, carrots, sweet potatoes and green beans 5 hard boiled eggs

1 cup of seed mix Extra Millet Seed Mash hard boiled eggs very fine. Add 1/2 jar of baby foods. Mix well. Add seed ( both varieties). Mix well. Let cool 10 minutes. Serve to bird in small amounts. Remove and discard after 1 hour.

Parrot Fruit and Vegetable Recipes


Aerielle's Birdie Frooty Fruit Salad

Guava, apple, pear or any fruits of choice. Chop up fruits into palatable pieces excluding seeds of pear and apple. Toss pieces together and take out what you are going to use, then freeze. sprinkle with 1 eighth teaspoon of lemon or lime juice.

Ambrosia

1 apple, grated 1 banana, sliced 1 cup strawberries, diced 1 kiwi, diced 1 pear, diced 2 oranges, peeled 20 seedless grapes, quartered Mix all ingredients and serve.

Apple Delight

4 smapples 2 Tablespoons wheat germ

2 Tablespoons raisins 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup chopped pine nuts 1 cup thawed frozen apple juice concentrate Avian vitamins Core apples. Put apples in baking dish after spraying with non-stick coating. Do not use teflon. It gives off harmful fumes that could kill birds. Combine wheat germ, raisins, cinnamon, pine nuts, and vitamins. Fill center of apples with this mixture. Drizzle juice over apples. Bake about 45 minutes.

Baked Carrot and Apple Casserole

2 cup sliced carrots 5 apples, cut into 1/4 inch slices 2 tablespoon sugar-free corn meal 4 tablespoon honey 4 tablespoon peanut butter 3/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoon Avian vitamins Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Put half apples in a shallow 1-quart baking dish and cover them with half carrots. Sprinkle with one tablespoon sugar-free cornbread mix and one tablespoon avian vitamins. Drizzle two tablespoonfuls of honey over sugar-free cornbread mix. Dot with two tablespoons of peanut butter. Repeat layers. Pour orange juice over entire mixture and bake for 40-45 minutes. Dish out into one inch squares. Let cool and place in plastic bags to freeze.

Bean, Rice and Veggie Mix

2/3 cup mixed dried beans (kind sold for bean soup) 1/4 cup birdseed

1/4 cup cracked corn 1 very large acorn or butternut squash (about 3 cups cubed) 1 smapple 2/3 cup cooked pasta 2-3 large leaves collard greens 1/8 cup almonds 1/8 cup alfalfa pellets 1/3 cup grapes, peaches, or other fruit 1 or 2 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoon parmesan cheese 1 packed cup cooked rice 1 package frozen green peas fruit juice Soak beans, cracked corn, and seed in a bowl of water overnight. Then boil beans, seed, and corn for 20 minutes or so, til cooked. If you're using microwave, make sure to use plenty of water. They absorb a lot while cooking. Remove core and seeds of apple and cut into a few pieces. Cut squash into cubes. Squash seeds do not need to be removed, they are very nutritious. Boil apple and squash for 10 to 15 minutes or til very soft and mushy. squash skins can be pulled off and discarded. Combine beans

Birdie Goulash

frozen vegetables beans pasta rice Thaw a bag of frozen vegetables. While they are thawing, start cooking beans (different types on different days), biggest first, and adding smaller ones that need to be cooked less. When they're done, cook pasta (and/or rice -- brown and/or white -- whatever I have) and add it to mix of veggies and beans. You can use an ice tray and put individual servings in each "cube" so they can be thawed and used as needed.

Birdie Juice

Use aprox. 1" cube of birdie favorite fruits and vegetables (at least 5) and water. Mix ingredients in liquidizer. Shake them til they are a juice. Refrigerate. And if you want, drink it with bird. Nutritious and delicious. My parrot likes it so much.

Birdie Salad

3 pieces of celery 2 cherry tomatoes 4 pieces of lettuce Cut, mince and or shred celery, carrot and lettuce. Put into a bowl add tomatoes and mix.DO NOT give this to bird at once!

Birdie Salad

1 apple cut up into pieces of different sizes 1 jalapeno pepper (light green) cut into strips 1 carrot peeled and cut into different sized pieces Assorted sizes of broccoli and cauliflower A few strawberries cut into half Wash foods and cut them up and put in a bowl. Then offer bird different shapes, sizes and colors. Of course this is only a smvariety of foods you can use but, it is a bit of everything!! Bananas also work well sliced up into it! Nuts may work too!!

Birdie Soup

1/4 cup fresh/washed veggies (choice-finely chopped) 1-3 hard boiled egg(s) finely chopped 1 jar baby food (veggies-choice) 1/4 ground-up mineral block Any type parrot seed (bird's fave) Take a microwave-safe bowl and put fresh veggies in. Do same with egg. Carefully dump ground-up mineral block in. Heat baby food til warm and put it in. Put in microwave for 1 min. or til warm. Let cool til lukewarm, then carefully dump seed in. Serve (NOT TOO HOT!).

Birdie Veggie Pita

corn tortillas can of corn eggs white or wild rice romaine lettuce any other veggie Cook egg (scrambled style), rice and corn. Wrap tortilla in a cloth towel and microwave for 15-20 seconds. Lay tortilla on flat surface and put egg in middle with corn, pieces of lettuce, rice and veggies. Fold one end over and then sides to form an envelope. Place on plastic plate and give to birds.

Birdy Brunch

2-3 eggs. 1 cup frozen veggies Whole bag of minute rice 1 12 cups of noodles Boil eggs boil for at least 30 min.

Boil rice as instructed on box. Let noodles boil till soft. Then cut up eggs, and put them in a bowl with rice, and noodles. Then add veggies and stir. Serve to birds and freeze remainder.

Birdy Pot Pie

1 can cream of potato soup 1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1 cup mixed veggies 1/2 cup Bisquick mix 2 eggs Preheat oven to 400. Mix soup and veggies. Pour into greased 9 1/2" pie pan. Bake 20 minutes, until top is golden brown.

Brown Rice and Veggies

brown rice

mixed veggies Cook 1 cup brown rice according to package directions. Allow to cool and add 1 pound mixed veggies. Toss and freeze in plastic bags. I double recipe and use 1 pound regular mixed vegetables (peas, green beans, corn, limas, carrots) and 1 pound of stir-fry vegetables (asparagus, brocolli, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, bell pepper greater variety, better). I have smbirds as well as large birds, so I use a heavy knife and chopping board and break frozen veggie pieces into smaller ones before I mix them in. Brown rice is eaten by pickiest of birds, and if you have trouble getting veggies into bird, you can process frozen vegetables almost to a puree and mix with rice. If they like rice, they generally will not turn it down because of vegetable flavor.

Carrot and Apple Bake

2 cup chopped carrots 5 apples, cut into slices 2 Tablespoons sugar-free corn meal 4 Tablespoons honey 4 Tablespoons peanut butter 3/4 cup orange juice Avian Vitamins Put apples in a 1-quart baking dish and cover them with carrots. Sprinkle vitamins over apples and carrots. Drizzle with honey. Pour orange juice over entire dish and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Carrot Salad

1/2 cup pine nuts, chopped 1/2 pound carrots cut into chunks 1/2 cup raisins Avian vitamins Mix ingredients together. Sprinkle with vitamins. This can be stored in refrigerator for further use.

Celery Crunch

Green leafy vegetables 1/4 cup of puffed rice 1/4 cup cornflakes 3-4 tablespoons of honey 1/8 cup minced celery 15 nuts (optional) Add rice, cornflakes, honey and nuts mix well til moist but not dripping. Knead into small balls and wrap 2 leaves around mixture leaves are to make introducing fresh vegetables easier. Suggested green leafy vegetables, Romaine lettuce, kale, spinach leaves.

Cranapple Cookies

3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 large egg whites 2 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup apple juice concentrate 1/4 cup cranberry juice 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 cups chopped dried apples 1/2 cup enriched bird seed Beat egg white and oil til frothy. Add thawed apple juice concentrate and cranberry juice, blending well. Gradually add sugar-free cornbread mix, oats and baking soda. Mix til well blended. Stir in walnuts, dried apples and bird seed. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on to cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes and cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate in Ziplocs or freeze and thaw as needed.

Cranberry Apple Drops

3T Oil 3 large Egg Whites 2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1-1/2 cup quick cooking Oats 1 teaspoon. Baking Soda 3/4 cup Apple Juice Concentrate, thawed 1/4 cup Cranberry Juice Cocktail 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts 2 cup chopped Dried Apples Preheat oven to 350. Beat egg white till frothy. Add juices, blend. Add sugar-free cornbread mix, oats and baking soda. Mix til well blended. Stir in walnuts and dried apples. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes. when cool freeze or store in airtight container in fridge.

Dried Apples

3 5 smDelicious apples, cored but unpeeled 3 t. lemon juice 2 cup water Cut apples into 1/8" thick pieces (keep thickness at 1/8" but you can vary size of piece depending on size of bird). Combine lemon juice and water. Pour over mixture over apples. Stir so sides of slices are well coated. Drain slices. Lightly sprinkle millet on both sides of apple slices. Place apple slices on wire racks that sit on cookie sheets or baking pans (to catch drips.) Bake at 200 degrees F. for 3 1/2 4 hrs. Start watching them after about 3 hrs. You want them leathery, not crispy. Leaving apples in oven, turn off oven and leave overnight or about 8 hrs. Store in ziplock bags til needed.

Frooty Fruit Salad

Guava apple pear any fruits of choice Chop up fruits into palatable pieces excluding seeds of pear and apple. Toss pieces together and take out what you are going to use, then freeze. I find that my parrots like guava, apple, and pear recipe best. Parrots will chow down on a salad of about 1 litre of salad sprinkled with 1 eighth teaspoon of lemon or lime juice.

Frozen Fruit Surprise

1. birds favorite fruits. 2. A blender. 3. An ice cube shaper thing, and a freezer Okay, so now you take birds favorite fruits, say, banana and apple with a little cranberry. Take about 1/4 of fruit and put it aside for now. Put rest in a blender, and blend til smooth. If it doesn't smooth out as much as you want, you may even add water. Put it in ice cube shapers, and drop some small, chopped pieces of fruit you saved into each "cuber". Freeze til frozen. When frozen, take them out and give them to bird, so they can have a frozen fruity treat with some surprise pieces of fruit inside!

Fruit Ambrosia for Birds

2 medium oranges peeled 1 smbanana 20-30 seedless grapes 1 cup strawberries 1 smapple Wash, scrub and rinse fruit well to remove pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Cut pieces into sizes appropriate for bird. Gently mix together. Sprinkle with some coconut or walnuts. May be frozen and thawed as needed

Fruit and Nut Bar

2 Large eggs 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup raisins 18 ounce Box corn bread 1/3 cup cranberry juice 1/4 cup applesauce 1/2 cup mixed vegetables, defrosted, and chopped fine

1/2 cup chopped broccoli Preheat oven to 400* In a large bowl, stir together, eggs, applesauce, cranberry juice, mixed vegetables and broccoli. Add corn bread mix a little at a time. Stir til well combined. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Pour batter into well greased 8x8" pan. Bake for 20 minutes. When cool, cut into squares and store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Fruit and Nut Cake for Birds

2 eggs 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup raisins 18 ounce box cornbread mix 1/3 cup cranberry juice 1/4 cup applesauce 1/2 finely chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped broccoli Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together eggs, applesauce, cranberry juice and vegetables.Add cornbread mix and stir til well blended. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Pour into well greased 8x8" pan. Bake 20 minutes. When cool, cut into squares. Store in Ziplocs bags in refrigerator or freeze and defrost as needed.

Veggie and Egg Mix

1 large egg 2 tablespoon low fat ricotta cheese 1/2-1 cup bean mix (cooked up previously, mix of beans, rice, pasta, etc) 1/2 cup of some or of following: diced fresh zucchini, diced yellow squash, diced turnip, diced parsnip, cooked sweet potato, chopped spinach, fresh corn, chopped green pepper.

also, in season, a whole jalapeno pepper, chopped. if lacking fresh veggies, use frozen corn, lima beans, peas, etc. if we have leftover pasta, that goes in, too, and finally one large clove garlic, chopped. Mix in a bowl, then spread on a large plate, covered, and microwave for 7-8 minutes (8 if using frozen veggies). egg holds it together. Then I usually grate a LITTLE Monterey Jack Cheese on it, and serve (smaller guys get 1 to 1 1/2 tbs.)

Veggie Couscous

1 2/3 cup water 1 cup cous-cous 1 medium tomato (or a handful of cherry/grape tomatoes) 1 smonion (or 4-5 spring onions, if you prefer) 1/2 green pepper 1/2 sweet red pepper 1/2 cup corn (frozen or fresh off cob) 2 cloves garlic 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon basil, oregano, or Italian seasoning 1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper First, boil water. When water boils, stir in cous-cous, cover, and *remove from heat*. Allow to sit for five minutes. While cous-cous soaks, dice tomatoes, onion, and peppers. Combine with remaining ingredients and saute lightly (adding a little olive oil, if necessary). When cous-cous has soaked up water, combine with veggies, stir, and serve to feathered friend according to size. Freezes well and may be served hot or cold.

Veggie Macaroni

macaroni mixed veggies

Cook any macaroni shapes 3 sm(dixie bathroom size) cups. While cooking, add 2 "cups" frozen mixed vegetables. Cook til done, drain, add 1/4 teaspoon margarine and a few shakes of parmesan cheese. Let cool. change macaroni shapes often. Refrigerate leftovers for next meal.

Warm Veggie Food

1/2 cup split peas 1/2 cup lentils 1/2 cup long grain brown rice 1 package (16 oz) shoepeg corn Boil these ingredients covered for 20 minutes, drain thoroughly. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cups couscous, stir in and let sit covered 20 minutes. This will cook couscous. This is a crumbly mixture and good for birds who love their warm meal. you can double it when you make it, then freeze it into portions of enough for about 3 or 4 days of feeding. warm it in microwave, one portion at a time.

Aerielle's Birdie Frooty Fruit Salad

Guava, apple, pear or any fruits of choice. Chop up fruits into palatable pieces excluding seeds of pear and apple. Toss pieces together and take out what you are going to use, then freeze. sprinkle with 1 eighth teaspoon of lemon or lime juice.

Ambrosia

1 apple, grated 1 banana, sliced 1 cup strawberries, diced 1 kiwi, diced

1 pear, diced 2 oranges, peeled 20 seedless grapes, quartered Mix all ingredients and serve.

Apple Delight

4 smapples 2 Tablespoons wheat germ 2 Tablespoons raisins 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup chopped pine nuts 1 cup thawed frozen apple juice concentrate Avian vitamins Core apples. Put apples in baking dish after spraying with non-stick coating. Do not use teflon. It gives off harmful fumes that could kill birds. Combine wheat germ, raisins, cinnamon, pine nuts, and vitamins. Fill center of apples with this mixture. Drizzle juice over apples. Bake about 45 minutes.

Baked Carrot and Apple Casserole

2 cup sliced carrots 5 apples, cut into 1/4 inch slices 2 tablespoon sugar-free corn meal 4 tablespoon honey 4 tablespoon peanut butter 3/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoon Avian vitamins Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Put half apples in a shallow 1-quart baking dish and cover them with half carrots. Sprinkle with one tablespoon sugar-free cornbread mix and one tablespoon avian vitamins.

Drizzle two tablespoonfuls of honey over sugar-free cornbread mix. Dot with two tablespoons of peanut butter. Repeat layers. Pour orange juice over entire mixture and bake for 40-45 minutes. Dish out into one inch squares. Let cool and place in plastic bags to freeze.

Bean, Rice and Veggie Mix

2/3 cup mixed dried beans (kind sold for bean soup) 1/4 cup birdseed 1/4 cup cracked corn 1 very large acorn or butternut squash (about 3 cups cubed) 1 smapple 2/3 cup cooked pasta 2-3 large leaves collard greens 1/8 cup almonds 1/8 cup alfalfa pellets 1/3 cup grapes, peaches, or other fruit 1 or 2 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoon parmesan cheese 1 packed cup cooked rice 1 package frozen green peas fruit juice Soak beans, cracked corn, and seed in a bowl of water overnight. Then boil beans, seed, and corn for 20 minutes or so, til cooked. If you're using microwave, make sure to use plenty of water. They absorb a lot while cooking. Remove core and seeds of apple and cut into a few pieces. Cut squash into cubes. Squash seeds do not need to be removed, they are very nutritious. Boil apple and squash for 10 to 15 minutes or til very soft and mushy. squash skins can be pulled off and discarded. Combine beans

Birdie Goulash

frozen vegetables beans

pasta rice Thaw a bag of frozen vegetables. While they are thawing, start cooking beans (different types on different days), biggest first, and adding smaller ones that need to be cooked less. When they're done, cook pasta (and/or rice -- brown and/or white -- whatever I have) and add it to mix of veggies and beans. You can use an ice tray and put individual servings in each "cube" so they can be thawed and used as needed.

Birdie Juice

Use aprox. 1" cube of birdie favorite fruits and vegetables (at least 5) and water. Mix ingredients in liquidizer. Shake them til they are a juice. Refrigerate. And if you want, drink it with bird. Nutritious and delicious. My parrot likes it so much.

Birdie Salad

3 pieces of celery 2 cherry tomatoes 4 pieces of lettuce Cut, mince and or shred celery, carrot and lettuce. Put into a bowl add tomatoes and mix.DO NOT give this to bird at once!

Birdie Salad

1 apple cut up into pieces of different sizes 1 jalapeno pepper (light green) cut into strips 1 carrot peeled and cut into different sized pieces Assorted sizes of broccoli and cauliflower

A few strawberries cut into half Wash foods and cut them up and put in a bowl. Then offer bird different shapes, sizes and colors. Of course this is only a smvariety of foods you can use but, it is a bit of everything!! Bananas also work well sliced up into it! Nuts may work too!!

Birdie Soup

1/4 cup fresh/washed veggies (choice-finely chopped) 1-3 hard boiled egg(s) finely chopped 1 jar baby food (veggies-choice) 1/4 ground-up mineral block Any type parrot seed (bird's fave) Take a microwave-safe bowl and put fresh veggies in. Do same with egg. Carefully dump ground-up mineral block in. Heat baby food til warm and put it in. Put in microwave for 1 min. or til warm. Let cool til lukewarm, then carefully dump seed in. Serve (NOT TOO HOT!).

Birdie Veggie Pita

corn tortillas can of corn eggs white or wild rice romaine lettuce any other veggie Cook egg (scrambled style), rice and corn. Wrap tortilla in a cloth towel and microwave for 15-20 seconds. Lay tortilla on flat surface and put egg in middle with corn, pieces of lettuce, rice and veggies. Fold one end over and then sides to form an envelope. Place on plastic plate and give to birds.

Birdy Brunch

2-3 eggs. 1 cup frozen veggies Whole bag of minute rice 1 12 cups of noodles Boil eggs boil for at least 30 min. Boil rice as instructed on box. Let noodles boil till soft. Then cut up eggs, and put them in a bowl with rice, and noodles. Then add veggies and stir. Serve to birds and freeze remainder.

Birdy Pot Pie

1 can cream of potato soup 1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1 cup mixed veggies 1/2 cup Bisquick mix 2 eggs Preheat oven to 400. Mix soup and veggies. Pour into greased 9 1/2" pie pan. Bake 20 minutes, until top is golden brown.

Brown Rice and Veggies

brown rice mixed veggies Cook 1 cup brown rice according to package directions. Allow to cool and add 1 pound mixed veggies. Toss and freeze in plastic bags. I double recipe and use 1 pound regular mixed vegetables (peas, green beans,

corn, limas, carrots) and 1 pound of stir-fry vegetables (asparagus, brocolli, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, bell pepper greater variety, better). I have smbirds as well as large birds, so I use a heavy knife and chopping board and break frozen veggie pieces into smaller ones before I mix them in. Brown rice is eaten by pickiest of birds, and if you have trouble getting veggies into bird, you can process frozen vegetables almost to a puree and mix with rice. If they like rice, they generally will not turn it down because of vegetable flavor.

Carrot and Apple Bake

2 cup chopped carrots 5 apples, cut into slices 2 Tablespoons sugar-free corn meal 4 Tablespoons honey 4 Tablespoons peanut butter 3/4 cup orange juice Avian Vitamins Put apples in a 1-quart baking dish and cover them with carrots. Sprinkle vitamins over apples and carrots. Drizzle with honey. Pour orange juice over entire dish and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Carrot Salad

1/2 cup pine nuts, chopped 1/2 pound carrots cut into chunks 1/2 cup raisins Avian vitamins Mix ingredients together. Sprinkle with vitamins. This can be stored in refrigerator for further use.

Celery Crunch

Green leafy vegetables 1/4 cup of puffed rice

1/4 cup cornflakes 3-4 tablespoons of honey 1/8 cup minced celery 15 nuts (optional) Add rice, cornflakes, honey and nuts mix well til moist but not dripping. Knead into small balls and wrap 2 leaves around mixture leaves are to make introducing fresh vegetables easier. Suggested green leafy vegetables, Romaine lettuce, kale, spinach leaves.

Cranapple Cookies

3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 large egg whites 2 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup apple juice concentrate 1/4 cup cranberry juice 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 cups chopped dried apples 1/2 cup enriched bird seed Beat egg white and oil til frothy. Add thawed apple juice concentrate and cranberry juice, blending well. Gradually add sugar-free cornbread mix, oats and baking soda. Mix til well blended. Stir in walnuts, dried apples and bird seed. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on to cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes and cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate in Ziplocs or freeze and thaw as needed.

Cranberry Apple Drops

3T Oil 3 large Egg Whites 2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1-1/2 cup quick cooking Oats 1 teaspoon. Baking Soda 3/4 cup Apple Juice Concentrate, thawed

1/4 cup Cranberry Juice Cocktail 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts 2 cup chopped Dried Apples Preheat oven to 350. Beat egg white till frothy. Add juices, blend. Add sugar-free cornbread mix, oats and baking soda. Mix til well blended. Stir in walnuts and dried apples. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. when cool freeze or store in airtight container in fridge.

Dried Apples

3 5 smDelicious apples, cored but unpeeled 3 t. lemon juice 2 cup water Cut apples into 1/8" thick pieces (keep thickness at 1/8" but you can vary size of piece depending on size of bird). Combine lemon juice and water. Pour over mixture over apples. Stir so sides of slices are well coated. Drain slices. Lightly sprinkle millet on both sides of apple slices. Place apple slices on wire racks that sit on cookie sheets or baking pans (to catch drips.) Bake at 200 degrees F. for 3 1/2 4 hrs. Start watching them after about 3 hrs. You want them leathery, not crispy. Leaving apples in oven, turn off oven and leave overnight or about 8 hrs. Store in ziplock bags til needed.

Frooty Fruit Salad

Guava apple

pear any fruits of choice Chop up fruits into palatable pieces excluding seeds of pear and apple. Toss pieces together and take out what you are going to use, then freeze. I find that my parrots like guava, apple, and pear recipe best. Parrots will chow down on a salad of about 1 litre of salad sprinkled with 1 eighth teaspoon of lemon or lime juice.

Frozen Fruit Surprise

1. birds favorite fruits. 2. A blender. 3. An ice cube shaper thing, and a freezer Okay, so now you take birds favorite fruits, say, banana and apple with a little cranberry. Take about 1/4 of fruit and put it aside for now. Put rest in a blender, and blend til smooth. If it doesn't smooth out as much as you want, you may even add water. Put it in ice cube shapers, and drop some small, chopped pieces of fruit you saved into each "cuber". Freeze til frozen. When frozen, take them out and give them to bird, so they can have a frozen fruity treat with some surprise pieces of fruit inside!

Fruit Ambrosia for Birds

2 medium oranges peeled 1 smbanana 20-30 seedless grapes 1 cup strawberries 1 smapple Wash, scrub and rinse fruit well to remove pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Cut pieces into sizes appropriate for bird. Gently mix together. Sprinkle with some coconut or walnuts. May be frozen and thawed as needed

Fruit and Nut Bar

2 Large eggs 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup raisins 18 ounce Box corn bread 1/3 cup cranberry juice 1/4 cup applesauce 1/2 cup mixed vegetables, defrosted, and chopped fine 1/2 cup chopped broccoli Preheat oven to 400* In a large bowl, stir together, eggs, applesauce, cranberry juice, mixed vegetables and broccoli. Add corn bread mix a little at a time. Stir til well combined. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Pour batter into well greased 8x8" pan. Bake for 20 minutes. When cool, cut into squares and store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Fruit and Nut Cake for Birds

2 eggs 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup raisins 18 ounce box cornbread mix 1/3 cup cranberry juice 1/4 cup applesauce 1/2 finely chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped broccoli Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together eggs, applesauce, cranberry juice and vegetables.Add cornbread mix and stir til well blended. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Pour into well greased 8x8" pan. Bake 20 minutes. When cool, cut into squares. Store in Ziplocs bags in refrigerator or freeze and defrost as needed.

Fruit and Veggie Popsicles

1 apple 1 carrot 1 orange several grapes 1 tomato 1 green pepper Any other fruits and veggie bird might eat Put ingredients on a cutting board and dice them finely (except for orange). Place ingrdients in a bowl. Cut orange and squeeze (over bowl) til it is out of juice. Pack ingredients into a band stick in a wooden popsicle stick. Wrap with wax paper and put in freezer. Let it sit for an hour.

Fruit and Veggies Sauce

Baby food with bananas (Bananasauce) Baby food with apples (Applesauce) Baby food with potatoes (Potatosauce) Baby food with carrots (carrotsauce) Dried and wet fresh fruits and vegetables like bananas, coconut, carrots etc., .(any fruits and veggies that are NOT toxic to birds). Nuts and seeds (Not toxic to birds) You can use any of those baby foods listed. You can combine baby food or just use one. No cooking involved. Do not cook. Put baby food into a bowl and mix it with fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts and it is ready to serve. Make sure you don't leave it out for more than an hour because it will spoil (This happens with fresh fruits and veggies and baby food).

Fruit Smoothies

birdies favorite fruit Dice into small pieces and remove any toxic seeds (apple, pear, cherry pits etc). Put into blender or food processor and mix til almost liquid but some chunks still remain. Put mixture into ice cube trays (for smaller birds you can buy smice cube trays) and put into freezer til frozen.

Fruit Smoothies

your birdies favorite fruits, diced/grated Blend in blender or food processor until nearly liquid. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.

Fruit Sorbet

1 cup strawberries 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 orange, peeled, seeds removed 1 banana, peeled Put ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend til pureed. Spoon into ice cube trays and freeze. Serve frozen fruit cubes to bird as a treat.

Fruit Toast

toast egg biscuits sunflower seeds loose millet seeds banana Cut up dry toast into tiny pieces. Crumble up egg biscuits and add a few sunflower or loose millet seeds.

Mash up half a banana and mix together. You can add any fruit or vegetable to this and it can be served warm if bird prefers.

Fruity Cupcakes

1 -1/2 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 1 teaspoon Baking soda 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 2 Egg whites -- whipped 1/2 cup sugar-free juice -- packed 1/4 cup Applesauce -- room temp 1 teaspoon Vanilla 3/4 cup Apples; peel -- chop finely 3/4 cup Cranberries -- chopped Preheat oven at 350 F. Prepare 12 muffin pans with cooking spray and sugar-free cornbread mix. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar-free cornbread mix, baking soda, and cinnamon. In another mixing bowl, combine egg whites, sugar-free juice, applesauce, vanilla, apples, and cranberries. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients just til moistened. Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, or til lightly browned. Yield: 12 servings. Freeze muffins and defrost as needed.

Fruity Ice

several types of fresh fruits, any combination, diced into pieces. Puree fruits in blender or food processor til smooth and mixed. Pour into ice cube trays, and freeze til solid. Keep frozen, stored in freezer containers or plastic bags. To serve, remove 1-2 cubes per bird, thaw slightly.

Fruity Ice Smoothie

3 handfuls any type of fruit bird likes(can be a mixture of fruits, my bird likes apples, raspberries, and strawberries) 1 cup fruit juice Put fruit juice and fruit in a blender and blend completely on high. Freeze half of mixture in an ice cube tray-put other half in a container and keep in refrigerator. When first half of mixture is frozen, crush in either a slushy maker or wrap it in a towel and bash it with a rolling pin. Put crushed portion into a dish or cub, and add refrigerated portion. Mix and serve to bird!!!

Fruity Summer Treat

Fruit juice Apples Mango Pear Carrot Freeze fruit juice. In mean time, cut fruits into smpieces. Take out fruit juice when it is 70% frozen. Put fruits into juice. (There should be more fruits than juice). Serve.

Grains, Pasta, and Veggie Mix

1 cup several different grains. Cook separately so there will be many flavors. 1 cup cooked pasta (orzo) roughly chop several hot peppers into cooking water. 1 cup brown rice cook with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. 1-2 chopped onions boil a couple of minutes drain Add several of following: broccoli steamed lightly and chopped small bag of frozen sweet peas don't thaw small bag frozen sweet corn don't thaw toasted sunflower kernels chopped nuts

dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries mango, papaya or other dried fruits chopped variety of beans cooked separately, seasoned with a head of garlic chopped or a handful of green or red hot peppers roughly chopped Package into baggies in 3 day portions, about maximum time it is safe in refrigerator. Remaining baggies can be stored frozen for an indefinite period.

Hawaiian Sweet Potato Polenta

sweet potatoe 1 cup pineapple-orange juice 2 cups water 1 cup corn meal ? cup tabouleh (cracked bulgar wheat ? optional) Bake, boil or microwave an 8 ounce sweet potato; cool enough to handle, peel and mash, but don't puree. Bring to a rapid boil pineapple-orange juice and water. While stirring, gradually pour in corn meal. Reduce heat to low and stir til it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in tabouleh) and sweet potato. Mix thoroughly. Pour into glass baking dish (9" Pyrex pie plate) and refrigerate til set firm. Cut into squares and freeze.

Honey Fruit Treats

1 cup seed mixture or millet seeds 1-1/2 cups natural pellets (Small or large depending on bird) Seeds and pellets are optional use one, other, or both. 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup shredded coconut 2 tablespoons walnuts chopped for size of bird *1 tablespoon almonds honey as needed sugar-free cornbread mix as needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine seeds and pellets in a medium bowl. Chop cranberries, coconut and walnuts in food processor for smto medium pieces. Add fruit and nut mixture to seeds and combine in a larger bowl. Add honey, 1 tablespoon and increase by 1 teaspoon til firm. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar-free cornbread mix on mixture and. knead, adding more sugar-free cornbread mix as needed. Roll out flat on lightly greased cookie sheet or put in muffin tins. Bake five minutes. Cool til room temperature. Serve with fresh fruit and veggies for a lovely birdie meal! May be frozen and defrosted as needed.

Juicy Fruit

1/2 cantaloupe 1 bunch seedless grapes 1 large orange Cut cantaloupe into pieces birds can handle. Peel orange and cut into pieces. Mix together with grapes. This mixture can be frozen in bags and served daily.

Multi-Salad

spinach pasta (spaghetti or macaroni type) rice coriander Any and every kind of fruit bird likes dill frozen corn (boil 2 minutes) Frozen Peas (boil 2 minutes) mushrooms celery carrots

broccoli beans (soaked over night) anything else that seems healthy for birds! Slice above to thin, smpieces (you can also use a food processor to cut these pieces). Then boil rice, pasta, beans, peas and corn for a few minutes. Let these cool and add to salad.

Nutriberries

1 cup dried fruits of choice 2 tablespoon Coconut 1/2 cup Old fashioned Oatmeal, uncooked 1/4 cup any seed mix of choice 1/4 cup pellets of choice 2-3 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter 2 lge. tablespoon honey or Molasses Blend or put in food processor 1st 3 ingredients and blend well. Add rest of ingredients---it will be sticky. Roll into various size balls of preference...and uses wet hands, it makes it easier to roll balls together. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 min. depending on oven. Check at sooner time to make sure they do not brown, just set. put them on parchment paper on cookie sheets instead of greasing them. Cool and put in airtight jars.

Papaya Crunch

1 cup dried papaya pieces 1 cup uncooked oats 2 tablespoon honey Place above items in food processor til you have coarse pea-sized crumbs. Mix enough of favorite seed mix, dried fruits, nuts, etc., to make it stick together.

Flatten mixture onto a cookie sheet. Bake on 200 for 1 1/2 hours. Cut into squares (serving size) and loosen from pan. Cool then seal in a ziploc bag. These treats get hard and crunchy and my tiels like them MORE than store bought cruchy treats.

Parrot Stew

1 corn cob, slice niblets off 1 cup water 1/2 cup 15 bean soup (no seasoning) 1/2 cup mixed veggies 1/2 cup tri-colored pasta 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 10 spinach tortellini 10-15 dried cherry peppers 2 carrots, diced 3 tablespoon barley Mix all ingredients. Simmer in pan until liquid almost gone.

Peanut Apple Bombs

3 tablespoon peanut butter 4 tablespoon oats OR birds favorite seeds Raisins Dried apricots 1 apple Spread oats or seeds on a smplate and mix with raisins and apricots. Peel and core apple. Cut 1 slice then chop apple. Mix chopped apples with oats/seeds. Mix in peanut butter well then shape into a ball. Put apple slice in center then sprinkle with more oats/seeds till not sticky.

Seed-Banana

1/4 to 1/2 banana bird's favourite seeds (optional) any fruits/veggies. 1.cut 1/4 to 1/2 banana. 2.cover banana with seeds(it doesn't matter if it doesn't stick on banana, as long as there's some seed on it then it's ok). 3.(optional)add different pieces of fruits/veggies.

Spinach Salad

fresh spinach, rinsed and dry well bird seed 14 cup honey !4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt fresh fruit or veggies nuts Chop spinach, fruit, veggies and nuts very finely and put into a bowl. Next add hunny, yogart, and seeds. Then mix ingrediants together and bake at 500 degrees F for 15 min. Finally take out and enjoy!

Strawberry Ice Cream

1 cup strawberry puree 1 pouch Gelatine 1/4 cup water Pour 1 pouch gelatine over puree. Add 1/4 cup boiling water and stir constantly til completely dissolved. Pour into ice cube container and put in frig til set. Serve.....

Sweet Potato Puffs

sweet potato 1/3 ripe banana jar of baby fruit jar of baby vegetable 1 cup frozen peas or corn 1/3 cup of natural peanut butter cinnamon grape nuts cereal Cook one large sweet potato in microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes or til very soft. Split skin, and scoop out flesh. Mash it up well in a large bowl. Add very soft, ripe banana, being sure not to use any part of banana that has brown spots. Add jar of any baby fruit and jar of any baby vegetable. Add frozen peas or corn. Add natural peanut butter. Add a little cinnamon. Mix it up well. It will be a sticky mess at this point, but it will roll up into balls, or you can also use an ice cream scoop. Pour out some Grape Nuts cereal onto waxed paper, then roll each bin cereal til it is well covered. Put them into a container and then into freezer. put three at a time in microwave, set it on defrost for about 45 seconds to one minute. Be sure that they are warm clear through, as swee

Tango Mango Fruit

1/2 cup fruit 1/2 cup on another fruit 1/2 cup of a 3rd fruit Put three fruits in a blender or food processer. Mix til it's soft. Drain mixture til you have of chunks of fruit out.

Tropical Fruit Dish

1 slice kiwi 1 cut cube watermelon 1 sliced grapes ? egg hard-boiled egg ? egg shell Mix ingredients (look at chart below) except egg shell together in a food bowl. Chop egg shell very finely with a fork. Sprinkle egg shell on top of fruit mix.

Parrot Hand-Feeding Formula Recipes


Apricot Pellet Baby Mix

1/8 cup pellets 1 tablespoon Gerber apricot baby food Chop pellets in coffee grinder. Mix with warm water.

Baby Formula

1 cup powdered sugar-free fruit juice 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (not "instant") 1 tablespoon corn oil 1/2 cup raw wheat germ 2 cups sunflower meal (or raw hulled sunflowers kernels, grinded in blender) 2 slices very dry whole wheat bread 5 cups water Mix oatmeal, corn oil, wheat germ and water. Cook on stove for 5 minutes. Remove from stove. Add one 4 1/2 ounce jar of baby veggies (peas, carrots, spinach) Grind sunflower meal/kernels and bread in blender.

Mix all ingredients together.

Formula Mix

2 parts Roudybush hand feeding formula 3 parts Exact hand feeding formula 1 part Gerber baby food water to desired consistency Mix ingredients.

Hand-Feeding Forumla

1 cup all natural apple sauce 1 quart All natural apple juice 1/2 tube Nutrical (high calorie supplement for cats and dogs) 2 jars each of Gerber baby food (spinach, garden vegetable, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans) 3 tablespoons Jif low sodium peanut butter 4 cups Kaytee Handfeeding formula 4 cups Water Mix Kaytee formula, water, juice, applesauce, babyfood. Stir until powder completely blended. Add peanut butter and Nutrical. Microwave on high for 8 minutes. Stir then microwave again for 8 minutes. Stir then microwave again for 8 minutes. Divide in to 1 cup servings and freeze in containers. Thaw: microwave 4 minutes, stir, heat 25 seconds or until warm. Food will last in refrigerator for 2 days.

Nestling/Rearing Food

1 cup dry Kaytee hand rearing food 4 cups Gerber mixed baby cereal

powdered bird vitamins/per directions Store in airtight container. When ready to use: Finely shred 1 cup of hard boiled egg. Mix 1/2 cup of ingredients with 1 cup egg.

Oatmeal Mix

1 hardboiled egg (no shell) 1 jar Gerber mixed vegetables 1 part instant oatmeal 1 part monkey chow 1/2 banana avian vitamins water for desired consistency Mix ingredients in blender. Store in refrigerator.

Veggie Peanut Butter Forumla

1 jar Gerber vegetables 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1/4 cup Gerber high protein cereal 1/4 cup monkey chow water for desired consistency Mix ingredients in blender. Store in refrigerator.

Parrot Muffins Recipes


Apple Cheese Muffins

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup peanut butter, softened 1/2 cup chopped apple 1/2 cup shredded carrot 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups sugar-free corn meal 2 eggs with shell Mix dry ingredients. Put washed eggs with shell in blender. Add peanut butter, apple, and carrot to the eggs and mix in blender. Mix with dry ingredients. Fill greased muffin tins. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup of finely chopped apple 1 cup vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon orange peel 2 eggs beaten 3 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 3/4 teaspoon baking soda Mix ingredients. Grease muffin tins. Fill muffin tins 2/3rds the way full. Bake 15-20 minutes until tops are brown at 350. When done, brush tops with melted peanut butter, sprinkle with cinnamon.

Apple Nut Muffin

1 apple, peeled, cored, chopped up 1 box corn muffin mix 1 egg with shell 1/2 cup chopped pellets 1/2 cup chopped walnuts/almonds 1/2 cup of sugar-free fruit juice

1/2 cup quick oats 2 tablespoon peanut butter, creamy or chunky Mix ingredients. Spread in 9" X 13" greased pan. Bake 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean at 350.

Banana Muffins

1 cup finely chopped nuts 1 cup mashed bananas 1/2 cup sugar-free fruit juice 2 1/2 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 2 eggs with shell 3 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 3 tablespoon vegetable oil Crush eggshells. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix oil, eggs, eggshells and add to the dry ingredients. Add sugar-free fruit juice and mix well. Fill greased muffin tins. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean at 375.

Banana Nut Muffins

1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup cheddar cheese 2 cups sugar-free corn meal 2 eggs with shell 3/4 cup chopped bananas Mix dry ingredients. Blend washed eggs and shell, add oil. Add eggs and oil to dry ingredients. Fill greased muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean at 375.

Berry Nut Muffins

1 can cream style corn 1 cup raisons 1 tablespoon rasberry jam or honey 1/2 cup any kind of nuts 2 boxes corn muffin mix 2 cups grated cheddar cheese 2 cups mixed steamed or boiled carrots, broccoli, cauliflour, onion... 2 eggs with shells 2 hard boiled eggs, mashed Mix ingredients. Grease pan. Drop 1 tablespoon per cup. Bake according to muffin mix package.

Blueberry Apple Muffins

1 box blueberry muffin mix 1 cup baby apple juice 1 cup dry oatmeal 1 egg with shell 1 jar baby diced apples 1/2 cup cheerios 1/4 cup grated carrots or sweet potatoes 1/4 cup light corn syrup 3/4 cup raisin bran cereal Mix ingredients. Fill muffin tin with paper liners. Bake at 350 according to package instructions. Makes 12 muffins.

Blueberry Millet-Seed Muffins

1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup peanut butter, melted 1/4 cup hulled millet 2 cups sugar-free cornbread mix 2 cups fresh/frozen blueberries 2 eggs with shell 3 tablespoon Petamine grated rind of 1 lemon Soak millet in sugar-free fruit juice 10 minutes. Combine sugar-free cornbread mix, sugar-free juice, and baking powder. Combine dry ingredients and lemon rind. Beat eggs. Blend in sugar-free fruit juice, peanut butter, nutmeg and vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients. Mix only until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin tins 2/3rds full. Bake 20-25 minutes at 375. Brush tops with melted peanut butter. If using frozen blueberries: before add to batter - rinse and pat dry.

Bran Apple Muffins

1 1/2 cup thawed apple juice concentrate 1 1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 1 tablespoon cold-pressed oil 1/2 cup bran 1/2 cup chopped pine nuts or hulled millet 1/2 cup dry sugar-free fruit juice 1/2 cup fruit bits 1/2 cup un-toasted wheat germ 2 large egg whites 3 tablespoon Petamine 3 teaspoon baking powder Mix dry ingredients. Add egg whites, apple juice, oil. Fill muffin tins. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350.

Carrot Cheese Muffins

1 cup sugar-free cornbread mix 1 cup sugar-free corn meal 1/2 cup chopped apples 1/2 cup melted peanut butter 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup shredded cheddar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 eggs with shells Mix dry ingredients. Crush clean eggshells. Beat eggs and shells together. Add peanut butter, apple and carrot to the eggs and mix well. Mix with dry ingredients. Fill greased muffin tins. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350.

Garlic Cheese Biscuits

1 teaspoon of fresh minced garlic 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups original Bisquick 2/3 cup sugar-free fruit juice Mix ingredients until soft dough. Do not knead. Drop spoonfulls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes at 450.

Ginger Apple Muffins

1 apple, seeded and diced 1 egg with shell 1 package corn muffin mix 1 tablespoon candied orange peel, diced 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger, diced 1 tablespoon pine nuts 1/3 cup apple juice 1/3 cup frozen corn 1/3 cup frozen peas

Mix all ingredients. Bake according to package directions. Makes 12 muffins.

Kale Muffins

2 packages corn muffin mix large bunch of kale mixed veggies scraped cuttlebone Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. Chop kale and add mixed veggies. Scrape cuttlebone and mix well. Bake according to directions on box.

Peanut Butter Muffins

1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup organic peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 1/4 cup canola oil 2 eggs with shells 3 cups rolled oats Preheat oven to 350. Stir together peanut butter, oil, and molasses. Mix in eggs and soy sugar-free fruit juice. In separate bowl, combine oats, sugar-free cornbread mix, baking soda, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixture and stir well. Fill greased muffin tin. Bake 15 - 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 regular muffins, or 24 mini muffins.

Pineapple Muffins

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup finely chopped carrots 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple 1/4 cup Petamine 1/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate 1/4 cup wheat germ 2 cups sugar-free corn meal 2 egg whites 3/4 cup thawed pineapple juice concentrate Mix dry ingredients. Add juice, egg whites, vanilla, pineapple, and carrots. Fill muffin tins. Bake 15-20 minutes at 400.

Pumpkin Muffins

1 cup uncooked oatmeal 1 egg with shell 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup sugar-free juice 2 cups uncooked cream of wheat 2 cups uncooked grits 2 tablespoons baking powder 2 tablespoons cinnamon 4 cups boiled and mashed pumpkin or canned pumpkin Mix ingredients. Adjust consistency with applesauce, water, or grits. Fill cupcake paper lined muffin tins.

Bake 20-35 minutes at 400 degrees.

Spinach Fruit Muffins

1 box corn bread mix 1 cup fruit bits 2 cups shredded spinach 2 eggs with shells 4 scoops soy based baby formula water to make cake-like consistency Mix ingredients. Grease baking dish. Bake 35-40 minutes at 300 degrees until toothpick comes out clean.

Spinach Muffins

1/2 bag fresh washed spinach 1/2 banana mashed 1/2 cup apple sauce 1/2 cup seeds 1/4 cup pellets 2 boxes corn muffin mix kale leaves Prepare corn muffin mix according to directions on package. Leave out the butter and user sugar-free fruit juice instead of the sugar it calls for. Mix ingredients in blender. Chop spinach and kale very fine. Mix all ingredients. Fill cupcake paper-lined muffin tin. Makes 12 muffins.

Squash Nut Muffins

1 cup mashed palm nut fruit or 1 cup acorn squash, cooked and mashed 1 large stalk broccoli florettes, cooked and mashed 1 package corn muffin mix 1/2 teaspoon alfalfa leaf powder 1/4 cup flax seed 1/4 cup ground nuts or seeds 1/4 cup kelp 1/4 cup psyllium seeds 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup wheat germ 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3 carrots, cooked and mashed 3 handfuls pellets 3 large eggs with crushed shells Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers. Mix ingredients. Fill to top of cupcake papers. Bake for 25 minutes.

Sweet Potato Apple Muffins

1 cup apple sauce 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup squash 1/4 cup water 2 boxes muffin mix 3 tablespoon oil 4 eggs with shell Preheat oven to 400. Mix ingredients. Grease 2 bread pans. Bake for 35 minutes. Experiment with seasonal vegetables. Freeze leftovers.

Sweet Potato Muffins

1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup white sugar-free cornbread mix 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/4 cup melted peanut butter 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar-free corn meal 3/4 cups sugar-free fruit juice Mix dry ingredients. Crush clean eggshells and mix in with eggs Mix remaining ingredients. Fill greased muffin tins. Bake 25 minutes or until springy to touch at 425.

Vegetable Rice Muffins

1 package cornbread mix 1 cup cooked rice 1/2 cup mixed vegetables 1/4 cup seed or millet mixture Cook vegetables and rice as directed on package. Prepare cornbread mix according to box. Mix cooked vegetables and rice with cornbread mix. Preheat oven to 325. Bake cornbread as directed. Makes 20-30 servings.

Veggie Muffins

1 box of corn muffin mix 1 cup of dry baby cereal 1 egg with shell, blended 1 mixed veggies 1/2 teaspoon spirolina pasta 1/4 cup peanut butter

1-1/2 tablespoons of baking powder 2 four-ounce jars of baby food 3/4 cups shredded carrots or broccoli Preheat oven to 400. Grease 8"-8" pan. Mix wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients. Mix all ingredients together. Stir in shredded veggies. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Parrot Pasta and Rice Recipes


Apple Rice Suprise

2 cups cooked brown rice 1 cup soaked pellets 1 1/2 cups mixed veggies handful of walnuts 1 apple, cored Put apple, veggies and walnuts through food processor til finely chopped, then mix with rest. Stuff mix into ice cube trays and freeze, then put cubes into zip-lock bags. nuke cube for 30 seconds

Bird Shells

1 scoop seeds 2 eggs with shells cooked large pasta shells After cooking large pasta shells, scramble 2 eggs, shells and all, and cook in a coffee mug in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Dump "egg loaf" into a bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in a scoop of bird's favorite seeds or treat. Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of mix into each shell. Serve to parrot as a treat.

You may refrigerate or freeze extra. You may also substitute bird's favorite foods for filling.

Birdie Risotto

1 hard-boiled egg, sliced 3 cups rice, cooked 1/2 cup fruit, chopped 1/2 cup veggies, chopped Mix all ingredients. Pour into ice cube tray. Defrost and serve as needed.

Birdy Brunch

1 cup frozen veggies bag of minute rice 1 12 cups of noodles 2-3 eggs Boil eggs boil for at least 30 min. Boil rice as instructed on box. Let noodles boil till soft. Then cut up eggs, and put them in a bowl with rice, and noodles. Then add veggies and stir. Serve to birds and freeze remainder.

Cheese Veggie Pasta

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables 1 cup tri-colored macaroni 1/4 cup cottage cheese cheddar cheese crumbled whole wheat toast

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Add 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables to pot. Cook til done. Drain and mix with cottage cheese.Sprinkle with grated cheddar and toast.

Cheesy Pasta Surprise

1 pound bag of smelbow macaroni 1 small bag of frozen peas, drained 1 small bag of frozen whole kernel corn, drained 1/2-1 pound cheese, shredded or smcubes 1/4-1/2 cup sugar-free fruit juice optional: sprouts, pellets... Boil macaroni til done. Drain and place back into pot. Turn burner to medium-low heat and add cheese, stirring and folding gently til almost melted. Add sugar-free fruit juice as needed during melting process for creamier texture and easier melting. Add veggies and tuna and continue mixing til ingredients are heated and cheese is fully melted. Take a small birdie sized portion for each of birds and place it in their bowls and let it cool before serving.

Classic Rice/Corn/Beans for Birds

1 cup cooked white rice 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup thawed frozen corn 1/4 cup dry kidney beans 1/4 cup dry split peas 1/4 cup dry navy beans 1/4 cup dry garbanzo beans 1/4 cup dry pinto beans 1/4 cup dry lentils 2 chopped carrots 1 teaspoon garlic, onion or chili powder Rinse beans well and soak overnight in a large pot of water.

Drain, rinse, drain and rinse again. Refill pot with water. Add chopped carrots and cook with beans for 1 hour. Add corn, rice and flavor powders.Heat thoroughly but don't let it get hot or colors will fade. Cool and serve. Freeze in ice cube trays for smaller birds, or plastic margarine tubs for larger ones. Thaw as needed. Remove from cage and dispose after 2 hours to prevent spoilage.

Frozen Pasta, Corn and Crushed Red Pepper

1 1/2 cup of frozen corn 1 cup of pasta cooked and drained well 1 tablespoon of oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper Mix well and freeze. Then feed frozen so its crunchy. This will keep for a while because it's frozen.

Millet and Rice

1 part cup brown rice, cooked 1 part cup cooked hulled millet 1 part cup white rice, cooked Soak millet in water for 20 minutes prior to cooking. Mix together with rice and serve warmed.

Pasta Bean Couscous

1 (32 oz) bag 15 bean mix 1 cup Black Beans 1 cup Anasazi Beans 4 cups long grain brown rice (converted preferred) 1 cup couscous

2 cups Rottelle Vegetable pasta 2 cups Basil/ lemon pepper pasta spirals 2 cups jalapeno red pepper pasta (ziti type, or whatever is available) 2 large jars of Gerber Vegetable Beef baby food 1 tablespoon Spirulina 3 tablespoon Palm oil Soak beans overnight. At least twelve hours. Drain and rinse well. Put into a large stock pot and cook 45-60 min or til al a dente. Rinse lightly with cold water to stop cooking process. Set aside. Cook couscous in 1 1/2 cups of water for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Stir into bean mixture. Cook Pasta til Al dente, drain into strainer, run under cold water, shake off excess water , add to bean mixture. Cook rice til firm, add to mixture. Stir in both jars of baby food, palm oil, spirulina. Let cool and put into 1/2 cup serving size bags. Freeze immediately.

Pasta Bean Couscous

1 bag 15 bean mix 1 cup anasazi beans 1 cup black beans 1 cup couscous 1 tablespoon spirulina 2 cups basil/ lemon pepper 2 cups jalapeno red pepper pasta 2 cups rottelle vegetable pasta 2 large jars of gerber vegetable baby food 3 tablespoon palm oil 4 cups converted long grain brown rice pasta spirals Soak beans 12 hours. Drain. Rinse well.

Cook 1 hour until al a dente. Rinse in cold water. Cook couscous in 1 1/2 cup water, 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Mix with beans. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and run under cold water. Mix with beans. Cook rice until firm. Mix with beans. Stir in remaining ingredients. Let cool.

Pasta Omelet

2 cups pasta 2 eggs Cook pasta til soft in boiling water. Mix eggs with a fork to scramble in smbowl. Heat frying pan rubbed with butter on stove. Fry eggs in pan. When eggs start to cook, add pasta and fold over. Continue cooking til eggs are cooked thoroughly. When eggs are cooked, put on plate. Sprinkle some seeds on bird's portion.

Pasta Pellet Surprise

Soak 1/2 cup Harrisons fine pellets in 1/2-3/4 cup warm orange juice til like a gruel. To 4 cups cooked pasta (I use smelbow macaroni) add pellet gruel, some mashed sweet potato, slivered crushed almonds and any other vegetable(s) that appeal to birds fresh grated carrot, corn kernels, peas, etc. Tablespoon of peanut butter optional. Add 1 jar of fruit baby food (apple or any other flavor). Mix should be moist. Freeze in serving sizes.

Pasta With Birdie Sauce

Cooked Pasta Smashed Cooked Carrots or Squash (sauce) Bird's Food Chopped Vegetables (not avocado) Mix bird's food in with sauce and add chopped vegetables. Heat on low flame, stirring frequently til bird's food softens. Mix cooked pasta into sauce and stir til sauce and pasta are blended. Take off oven and wait til cool to serve.

Peanut Butter Rice

1/2 cup of white or brown rice 1 cup of water 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (creamy or chunky) 1/2 teaspoon of honey (optional) Cook rice in water til done. Add peanut butter immediately after turning rice off, so that it melts and mix thoroughly. Dribble honey into mixture and mix thoroughly. sprinkle about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of this rice over their food

Peeper Salad

fresh lettuce (romaine or leaf) fresh spinach (uncooked) 1 finely chopped apple 1 finely chopped boiled egg Combine these ingredients in a smtreat dish (shred lettuce and spinach) and mix well. Serve as treats is smquantities.

Rice and Egg

1 cup of rice in 2 cups of water. Microwave twice on high for 5 min. Water should be pretty much gone then. Add 2 eggs and mix. Rice should have yellow tinge. Microwave 2 min. 2 times. Might have to add a little water as you don't want rice sticky. Let cool to room temp. Give as egg food about 3 times a week. Freeze in plastic bags. add corn or mixed vegetables and juice along with water.

Rice and Veggies

1 cup high protein baby cereal 1 tablespoon bird vitamin 2 cups cooked rice 4 cups cooked mixed veggies Mix well. Freeze in smfreezer bags. Break off pieces as needed, heat, and serve. Other items you can add are cooked macaroni, beans, raisins, or chopped figs.

Rice BSurprise

2 cups of white rice 20-30 bite sized pieces of bird's favorite veggie treat Boil rice til it sticky. Wait about half an hour for it to cool enough to handle. Fill a metal bowl with cold water and set off to side. Chop veggies. Once rice is cool enough to handle, take a smamount and flatten it in palm, place veggie treat in center, cover with more sticky rice. Wet hands with cold water and roll into small, talon-sized balls, just big enough

for bird to hold. Repeat til rice is gone. Makes between 20 and 30 balls, depending on size. These can be frozen and re-heated in microwave as desired.

Rice-Fruit Balls

3 cups cooked rice 1 pound raisins 3 pound dried fruits 2 cups chopped mixed nuts (no salt) chop ingredients in blender or food processor. Roll into 1 inch balls. Cover and refrigerate.
Course

Spaghetti

1 (8oz) bag lemon/basil pasta 1 (8oz) bag red bell pepper pasta chopped cilantro 1 cup chopped zucchini 1 cup sliced carrots 1/2 cup chopped spinach fresh ripe tomatoes 8 (med size) Chopped 2 fresh jalapenos chopped 1/4 teaspoon garlic Powder Cook pasta til firm but tender, remove pasta , put into colander, run under cool water. Put above ingredients into pot of water used for pasta. Cook for aprox. 2 minutes, drain. Add ingredients together. Serve immediately. Freeze any unused portions in small freezer bags.

Sweet Rice Mash

2 bags brown rice 1 can carrot juice 1 can veggie baked beans (rinsed to remove excess sugar) 1 bag smshell pasta Boil rice using carrot juice added to water til almost done. Add in sweet potaoes and pasta (adding a little more water if needed just enough to keep from sticking you want it to fully absorb). Stir often. Add in rinsed baked beans, stir some more. divide it up into several zip freezer bags and then take out what you need each day. add in different fresh seasonal and frozen veggies, and some sprouted sunflower seed each day

Vegetable Salsa

1/4 cup each finely chopped Green, Red, and Yellow peppers 2 tablespoon finely chopped Jalapeno pepper 2 tablespoon finely chopped tomato 1 tablespoon finely grated carrot 2 tablespoon millet seed 3/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Combine ingredients in a smbowl. Stir til well mixed. Serve cold or warm. Ingredients may be added or subtracted depending on individual preferences. Store in air-tight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Veggie Macaroni

1/4 teaspoon margarine 2 cups mixed vegetables 3 cups macaroni parmesan cheese Cook macaroni and mix in vegetables. After draining, mix in remaining ingredients.

Let cool.

Veggie Rice

2 cups brown minute rice (pre-cooked) 2 cups thawed frozen peas and carrots 2 eggs scrambled 1/2 cup celery chopped 1 1/2 cups of chopped leeks 1 cup chick peas (garbanzos) 1/2 cup pineapple chunks 3 tablespoon red palm oil Precook ingredients and then blend together. Garbanzo beans must be soaked over night, and then cooked til firm yet tender. Add spices of choice (for example: cinnamon).

Parrot Pizza Recipes


Best Birdie Pizza

1 ready made pizza crust or use own recipe eliminating salt 1 jar baby food mixed garden vegetables 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup shredded carrot 1/4 cup chopped broccoli 2 tablespoon wheat germ 2 tablespoon wheatgrass powder 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella Spread baby food on crust. Sprinkle carrot, broccoli and bell peppers. Sprinkle cheese, wheat germ and wheatgrass powder over and bake according to directions for crust.

Birdie Pizza

1 jar mixed garden vegetable baby food 1 ready-made pizza crust 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded 1/4 cup broccoli, chopped 1/4 cup carrot, shredded 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped 2 tablespoon wheat germ 2 tablespoon wheatgrass powder Spread baby food on pizza crust. Sprinkle pizza with remaining ingredients. Bake according to crust directions.

Parrot Pizza

1 small pizza crust (ready made) or 1 large corn tortilla 3 tablespoon pizza sauce 1 tablespoon wheat germ 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/4 cup chopped broccoli 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Place crust or tortilla shell on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce over crust and sprinkle with wheat germ. Sprinkle carrots, broccoli and then cheese over sauce. Bake as crust package suggests and let cool down before serving to feathered companions.

Parrot Pizza

1 corn tortilla fruits of your choice, chopped peanut butter seed veggies of your choice, chopped Spread peanut butter on tortilla.

Sprinkle top with remaining ingredients.

Parrotty Pizza

6 english muffins, halved 2/3 cup shredded carrots 1 jar Gerber baby vegetables 1/4 cup elbow pasta or long spaghetti 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter Split muffin halves. Melt peanut butter and spread lightly on muffins. Spread baby veggies generously on muffin. Cut elbow pasta or spaghetti into very smpieces and place on muffin. Add carrots and microwave for 1 minute.

Pizza for Birds

1 large or mini rice cake peanut butter baby food sweet potatoes minced green peppers shredded carrots minced broccoli buds cheddar cheese loose millet seeds Use quantities appropriate for size of bird being fed. Spread a layer of peanut butter over rice cake.Spread a layer of baby food sweet potatoes over PB. Top with minced green peppers,minced broccoli and shredded carrots. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Melt a few seconds in microwave. Sprinkle with millet seeds.

Popcorn Pizza

apples, sliced thin applesauce broccoli, chopped carrots, grated fresh peas mozzarella cheese, grated peanut butter popcorn cake Spread peanut butter and applesauce on popcorn cake. Sprinkle top with remaining ingredients.

Special Pizza

pizza crust diced tomato chopped broccoli crumbled hard cheese peanut butter mashed banana millet seed Take slices of wheat bread and remove crusts. Flatten bread and fast fry just to brown bread. Add toppings. Sprinkle on millet seed.

Parrot Pudding and Custard Recipes


Birdie Frozen Yogurt

1 cup fruit, mashed or one jar of fruit baby food 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons peanut butter vanilla yogurt Mix all ingredients. Freeze in ice cube trays.

Pudding

2 cups fine yellow cornmeal 1 jar babyfood sweet potatoes 1 jar babyfood applesauce 1 carrot, grated 1/2 cup fruit flavored pellets 3-4 cups boiling water Bring water to a boil. Gradually add cornmeal and stir til pudding starts to thicken. Add pellets, small jars of babyfood and return to a boil. If mixture is too watery, add more cornmeal. Serve warm to birds. Refrigerate for 3-4 days or freeze leftovers.

Pumpkin Custard

1 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1/2 cup raisins 2 cups canned pumpkin 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 tablespoons honey 4 eggs, beaten Mix ingredients. Add raisins last. Butter casserole dish and pour in ingredients. Bake 1 hour or until casserole sets at 350. When knife comes out clean, custard is done.

Razzle Dazzle Grain Pudding

3 cup apple juice 1/4 cup oat groats 1/2 cup quinoa 1/2 cup millet

1/4 cup Raisins (optional) 1/4 cup almonds, chopped 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon Place ingredients in a pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or til cereal is creamy. Toward end of cooking time, stir occasionally to prevent scorching.

Sunshine Surprise Jell-O

1 box any type sugar-free jello assorted fruits (dried or fresh) Seed (any type bird prefers) Zupreem fruit pellets Follow directions on box for jello. Put in refrig for about one hour. Cube fruits and add remaining ingredients to jello. Stir. Return to refrig. and allow to finish setting up. Serve one spoonful a day to tiel or parrot and be sure to take it away after about an hour. Jello is more prone to bacteria and should not be left in cage day.

Tropical Rice Pudding

1 cup brown rice 1-1/2 cup rolled or cracked corn 1/2 cup unsulphured dried banana 3-1/2 T split green peas 2-1/2 T raisins 2-1/2 T pistachio nuts (unsalted) 1 T dates broken in pieces 1 teaspoon dried sugar-free fruit juice powder 1/4 teaspoon allspice Add contents to 1 quart water.

Bring to boil, lower heat, cover and boil gently for 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Yields 2 lbs. Approx. 1-1/2 quarts. You can make batches weekly or monthly depending how many birds you have. Keep a 3-day supply in fridge to reheat in microwave (avoid hot spots) Serve no more than can be consumed in 5 hours to avoid spoilage. In hot weather, be careful not to leave it in cage for any more than 2 hours, unless you have air conditioning. My own added observation after feeding it to My African Grey and My Senegal is that they eat it within 2 hours. I also freeze recipe in ice cube trays, then I put frozen cubes in baggies in freezer. They will keep for a month, and when supper time c

Vanilla Custard for Birds

2 cups sugar-free fruit juice 2 large eggs, beaten 3 tablespoons honey


Hot water

Place sugar-free fruit juice and honey in a bowl and beat well. Add eggs and mix well. Pour into smcustard cups. Place cups on a rack in a baking pan with about 1 inch of hot water on bottom of pan. Bake at 325 degrees 30 to 45 minutes. Insert knife near edge of a cup. If it comes out clean, custard is done. Cool before serving and refrigerate leftovers.

Parrot Seed Mix Recipes


Apple Veggie Seed Mix

1 apple chopped fine 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup fresh/frozen corn, cooked 1 cup greens chopped 1 cup shredded carrots 1 cup wheatgerm 1/2 cup soy sugar-free fruit juice

1/4 cup buckwheat 1/4 cup groats 1/4 cup nuts, coarsely ground 1/4 cup soybeans, finely ground 1/8 cup olive oil 5 eggs with shell left over rice or beans (optional) Mix ingredients. Grease 9x13 inch pan. Bake 20 minutes at 400, then 30 minutes at 350 or until done.

Germinated Seed

1 part whole wheat 2 parts oats Fill large jar half-way with seed. Fill the rest of the jar with warm water. Let jar sit 12-24 hours. Drain water from seeds. Rinse with Cold water. You can get special lids from health food stores to germinate sprouts. Rinse seeds twice daily. Shake jar well to mix seeds so they do not go bad. Serve moist not wet.

Millet Sprouts

millet sprigs paper towels water darkness sunlight Line a ziplock bag with paper towels. Put a millet sprig in the bag and spray water on it. Spray until completely soaked.

Close bag and put in dark place. Spray sprig a few times a day until it''s sprouting. When it''s sprouting, remove from dark and remove paper towels. Keep millet in bag and place in sunlight. Spray with water a few times. When sprouts turn green, feed to parrots!

Parrot Mix

1 part hemp 1/2 part oat groats 2 parts white millet 3 parts canary seed Mix ingredients and store.

Small Hookbill Mix

1 part canary seed 1 part hemp 1 part oat groats 1 part sunflower 1 part white millet 2 parts safflower Mix ingredients well and store.

Parrot Treat Recipes


Oatmeal Raisin Balls

1 large sweet potato 1/2 cup chopped raisins 1 banana 1 cup shredded carrots 1 cup diced peaches 1-1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal

In food processor or blender, puree sweet potato, banana, peaches and carrots til smooth. Add oatmeal and puree til smooth. Stir in raisins with wooden spoon. Roll into small balls and store in Ziplocs. Refrigerate or freeze and defrost as needed.

Parrot Treat

4 ounce sunflower seeds (without shells work best) 1 cup cooked brown rice 1/2 a tones container of sesame seeds 2 hard boiled eggs chopped 4 ounce grapes, quartered Mix indgredients together. This makes 4 cups worth of food. I freeze it in batches of 1 cup.

Peanut Butter Bagel Crunch

bagel honey dried fruit peanut butter seeds Spread peanut butter over bagel. Sprinkle with dried fruit. Roll in sseds. Drizzle with honey. Bake for 5 minutes at 250. Let cool.

Peanut butter Balls

Start with a bowl of approx. 1/2 cup of 7 grain raw oatmeal (health food store, bulk) chop up about 1/4 cup raw almonds add in about a 1/4 cup of several of following.... granola rice crispy cereal cheerios dried cracked corn leftover crushed pellets raisins chopped prunes dates apricots dried cranberries 1 Tablespoon of wheat germ 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder (optional) 2 tablespoon peanut butter 1/2 cup seed mix Mix ingredients with peanut butter, mashing it a bit to blend peanut butter well. Add enough seed to hold entire mix together. You want to be able to shape small balls with mixture. Make balls about same size as Nutriberries. Place formed balls on waxed paper in a tupperware container and keep refrigerated.

Peanut Butter Bites

Fruit flavor Zupreem peanut butter Grind zupreem in food processor til it's almost dust. Mix with peanut butter to make a consistancy that you can roll into a ball. Put into freezer bags and thaw what you need at time.

Peanut butter Cheerios

cheerios peanut butter seed mix pipe cleaner String a bunch of Cheerios through a pipecleaner leaving one inch at both ends. Twist ends together to form a hookends. Spread some peanut butter onto Cheerios (not too much but JUST ENOUGH for seeds to stay). Dip ring into a bunch of seeds. Hang hooked end of ring on top of bird cage--or snip hook with scissors so you may put ring through bird's perch.

Pine Cones

honey peanut butter pine cones seed mix Bake or boil the pine cones to kill molds and bugs. Don''t use ones that are old or damp or moldy or mossy. Mix a spread of peanut butter and honey. Spread on pinecone. Roll in seed mix.

Pinecone Treats

pinecones seed mix peanut butter or egg white pellets crushed cheerios dried fruits optional 10 inches of thin cotton twine or natural sisal Directions for Cleaning Pinecones Do not take pinecones off of ground. Lawns are treated with chemicals and pinecones may be decayed. Choose cones from tree that has never been treated with pesticides or other

chemicals and pick cones that are intact with no signs of rotting. Put pinecones in a baking dish and pour boiling water over them. Let them steep for about 15 minutes. This will help to destroy any bacteria or insects that are present. Cones may open up like flower buds in water but they will close again during drying process. Drain off water and bake in a 250 oven for 30 minutes. You can get a pinecone outside but be sure to clean them so bird will not get sick. Tie twine of thin rope around very tip top of pinecone. Leave a little bit to tie on top of birds cage or on trees for wild birds. Roll pin

Seed Sticks

honey seeds Mix honey and seeds together in large mixing bowl. Then, wrap in aluminum foil, leaving top uncovered. Now, place in oven heated to 225F for about 1 hour.

Sweet and Crunchy

2 cup Quaker Oatmeal--dry 2 cup Special K 8 tablespoon Apple Sauce 1/3 cup Dried Apple Chips 4 tablespoon mashed Sweet Potatoes 1/3 cup pellets 1/3 cup honey Millet seeds Mmix ingredients together. Crunch up apple chips. Mix well then form balls. Roll into seeds and set on wax paper. Wrap balls in plastic wrap and freeze extras.

Sweet Potato Balls

Peanut butter oatmeal coconut any fruit or vegetables 1 large sweet potato, microwaved til soft 1/2 cup raisins 1 mashed banana 1 cup mixed fresh or frozen mixed vegetables 1 cup diced apples 1 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal, corn flakes or granola cereal Mix together and add enough fruit or vegetable juice to make it form small balls. Freeze balls individually. Defrost and serve.

Sweet Potato Surprise

2-3 Large, cooked sweet potatoes 1 broccoli floret, buds sliced off 2-4 baby-mini carrots 1/2 to 1 celery stalk 1/2 to 1 apple, peeled and cored. Microwave sweet potatoes til soft. Cool and remove skins. While they are cooking, peel, rinse, drain and dry with paper towels other veggies and apple. Put sweet potatoes, carrots, apple and celery in food processor and puree. With wooden spoon, mix broccoli buds that you have sliced off. (look like green seeds) If mixture is too watery, add some pellets or microwave another sweet potato. Roll mixture into small balls and wrap individually in plastic wrap. Freeze and defrost as needed. You can hide any veggie or pellets in sweet potatoes. If bird doesn't like sweet potatoes, then use white ones.

Sweet Treats

2 cups of seed 1 egg white

2 teaspoon honey Mix ingredients in to a bowl. Spray muffin tray with cooking spray, Bake in oven for 1 hour at 120 cup Let them cool before serving.

Treat Sticks

Untreated fruit tree twigs (or lollipop sticks) 2 cups combined seeds chopped roasted salt free nuts pellets, raisins other dried fruit egg honey Disinfect tree twigs by placing in a 150 cup or 300 degrees oven for 30 minutes. Mix dry ingredients together then mix in egg. Press mixture onto twigs/sticks. Bake in oven at 200 degrees cup or 400 F for 20-30 minutes til toasted. Brush honey over treat sticks and return to oven for a further 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

Walnut Raisin Balls

1 1/3 Cup Wheat Germ 2 Cups raisins 3/4 Cup chopped walnuts 8 graham crackers crushed fine 1 1/2 Cup peanut butter 4 tablespoon honey extra chopped nuts Put ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix til everything is blended and holds together. Roll into small balls with hands and roll in extra chopped nuts. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yummy Birdie Popcorn

1 tablespoon margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 7 cup air popped popcorn 1 6 ounce Sun Maid Fruit Bits Avian vitamins Combine butter, cinnamon, and vitamins. Drizzle over popcorn, tossing gently.

Almond Treats

1/4 cup crushed almonds 1/4 cup crushed pellets 1/4 cup cornmeal 3 tablespoons vanilla yogurt 3 tablespoons honey Mix yogurt and honey in a smbowl. Add almonds and cornmeal, mixing well. Pack into smfeeding cups and serve as treat.

Bird Candy

birds favourite seed a teaspoon of honey an egg white per cup of seed lots of SMchunks of fruits and nuts finely crushed shell grit or egg shells Combine ingredients together, adding more honey if desired til a thick seedish mixture is made. Spoon onto a baking tray and flatten it out. Leave out in sunshine, covered in plastic wrap, for 2 hours til almost firm. Put about 3 tablespoons full of bird candy into a bird safe bowl and watch them tuck in!!!

Birdie Biscotti

1 cup ground bird pellets 1/2 cup corn meal 1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 1 cup ground almonds 1-2 tablespoon powdered wheat grass 2 tablespoon powdered eggshells 4 whole eggs 1 jar of babyfood carrots enough unsweetened fruit juice to mix into a firm dough Mix ingredients. Scoop by spoonful and roll into balls of about 0.5-0.75 " diameter; place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in oven at 325 degrees for 20-30 min. Cool on a rack and keep in refrigerator. Depending on size, makes about 90-100. keep a ziplock of these in freezer at times and take out about 15-20 at a time and keep in refrigerator.

Birdie Cracker Treats

2 cups sugar-free corn meal 1 tablespoon oil 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup shortening, room temp 1/2 cup very warm water 1 4-oz jar baby food sweet potatoes 2 tablespoon (or more) dried veggies run thru food processor til pieces are very small, or powdered Preheat oven to 400 In a measuring cup, mix jar of baby food and dried veggies into very warm water til well blended. In a bowl, mix sugar-free cornbread mix, baking soda, oil and shortening til well blended. Add water mixture to dry ingredients and stir til smooth dough forms. Divide into 3, cover, and let stand for 10 mins. Roll out one section onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet, VERY, VERY thin and poke over with a fork. Cut or score into squares and bake for 10 mins, or til crispy (but not too

browned)and remove to racks to cool. Repeat for remaining 2 sections. Sprinkled with loose millet before cooking and press into dough a bit so they stay. Store in plastic bags in refrigerator or freeze and defrost as needed.

Birdie Cubes

2 1/2 cups fruit juice 3 cups cockatiel pellets 2 cups seed mix (kind with dried fruits, nuts, etc.) 2 cups parrot pellets 3 1/2 cups canned fruit in juice 2 1/2 cups frozen mixed veggies 1 1/2 cups frozen corn or peas 2 cups oats 2 1/2 cups trail mix (natural, no preservatives) 7 1/2 cups pasta/rice/beans Depending on type of pasta and grain mix you make/buy you may need to presoak beans for 24 hours before cooking. Boil pasta, rice and beans til soft. While that is cooking, soak cockatiel pellets, parrot pellets, and seed mix in fruit juice (I use juice from canned fruitablespoon.. juice NOT syrup). Puree fruit and veggies (not corn/peas) in blender and add to pellets. When pellets are soft, mix in frozen whole corn kernels, peas, oats and trail mix. Drain pasta/bean mix and stir it in. When thoroughly mixed, use a teaspoon to pack mixture into ice cube trays and freeze til solid. Remove from ice cube trays and store in freezer bags. recipe ma

Birdie Popcorn

1 tablespoon margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 7 cup air popped popcorn 1 6 ounce Sun Maid Fruit Bits Avian vitamins

Combine peanut butter, cinnamon, and vitamins. Drizzle over popcorn, tossing gently

Birdie Treats

Boil some wild rice Boil some beans Bake a yam. Cook some polenta or oatmeal Steam some broccoli. Mush it together into meal-size balls and freeze. It only takes about 45 mins to defrost.

Candy

1 can of garbonzo beans Drain beans and spread out on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes til outside looks crispy/golden brown in color. Cool for about 10 minutes.

Cuttlebone Treat

cuttlebone honey peanut butter seeds Make a mixture of peanut butter and honey. Mix in seeds. Spread on cuttlebone. Freeze. Thaw and serve.

Cuttlebone treat!

Cuttlebone Jar of honey (for sub use Peanut butter) 1 cup seeds (any kind bird likes) Nutty Buddy seeds On a paper plate pour SOME honey, pour seeds in and mix well. Next put some of Nutty Buddy mix in. Spread honey on cuttlebone. Put seeds on it. Now Freeze cuttlebone for about half an hour so of seeds are stuck. Set in room temperature til it isn't freezing.

Edible Car

two large carrots a couple of raisins celery stick cut in half peanut butter (chunky or creamy) Take one carrot and cut it so it will look like "wheels". Take other carrot and spread peanut butter on it. Then rest celery stick on peanut butter/carrot. Spread some more peanut butter on top of celery stick and sprinkle raisins on it.

Fun bird treat!

half a bagel peanut butter seed mix raisins Cut half a bagel into four pieces. Take one of pieces and spread peanut butter over it. Then dip piece into some bird seed so that it is covered with them. Then stick on some raisins or anything else that is smand healthy for bird.

Gold Nuggets

6 Honey Grahams crushed 1 cup (plus) wheat germ 3/4 cup peanut butter 3 tablespoon honey 3/4 cup chopped nuts 2 1/2 cups golden raisins soaked overnight in apple juice Put ingredients into a large mixing bowl and fold together. Roll into 3/4 inch balls and coat with wheat germ. Refrigerate for several hours til firm.

Green Popcorn

Air Popped popcorn or corny cobbers Spirulina or Super Bluegreen Algae Put popcorn in a plastic bag and add enough powdered algae to coat popcorn. Serve as a nutritional snack.

Hanging Seed Surprise

spoonful of peanut butter spoonful of bird seed (any kind) a string or wire Form peanut butter into a shape (heart, square, extablespoon). Sprinkle seeds onto it. Put a hole in middle of treat for string or wire. Thread string or wire through hole and hang in bird's cage.

Hanging Treat

pine cone peanut butter

seed mix Take some peanut butter. Spread it on a pine cone. Roll pine cone in birds food mix. Hang using a twisty tie..then hang from bird cage.

Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts

raw peanuts soysauce honey Boil some raw peanuts in a little soy sauce for about an hour, remove from liquid and cool in fridge. Put them in a plastic bag to keep them wet. You can also drizzle some honey over shells and then refrigerate for a sweet nutty treat.

Healthy Seed Bells

smterracotta pots microwave-safe plastic wrap or plastic oven bag length of firm wire (coat-hanger type is fine) birdseed of choice (measure it dry in chosen pots to gauge amount needed) two egg whites per cup of birdseed (or thereabouts) Prepare pots by lining them with microwave-safe wrap or oven bag. Bend end of wire that goes into seed bell into a closed loop (so that birds and/or leg rings can't get caught on it when most of bell has been eaten). Beat egg whites til white and fluffy but still liquid you're not making a meringue. Mix beaten egg whites and bird seed in a bowl til seed is coated, then spoon mix into prepared pots, patting it down firmly. Push uncoiled end of wire through centre of mix in pot then out of drainage hole til looped end rests flat on top of mixture, then push loop slightly into mixture. Place on an oven shelf set high enough to allow wire to hang free. Cook for approximately 60-90 minutes in a very cool oven or longer if pots are larger

Homemade Bird Treats

2 cups crushed cheerios (or shreddies if you don't have cherrios) 2 cups crushed pellets 2 cups assorted seeds 1 1/4 cup honey Stir til mixture is wet throughout but not soggy. Maybe a little more or a little less honey. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread out. Bake 225 for 40 to 45 minutes depending on where you live.

Honey Creations

1/2 cup of honey (liquid) seed or pellets popsicle stick with yarn tied to it Bring honey to a boil then get a smmold or cup and fill with seed. Get a popsicle stick with yarn tied to it and push it down into seed or pellets and hold it there. Then pour honey into cup or mold and let harden

Honey Pellet Quick Treat

mixed seeds crushed pellets some honey a little parsley or any fruit or veg bird likes Pre-heat oven to 200F or 130CUP Mix seeds, crushed pellets, honey (enough to cover ingrediants) and parsley, or whatever you want to use, and when you have finished that, place in mini muffin trays. Place in oven for about 30 45 minutes, but be careful not to burn them as they can

burn easily. Let them cool and serve.

Honey Seed Treats for Birds

2 cups crushed cheerios (get a brand with NO zinc) 2 cup crushed pellets 2 cups mixed bird seeds 1-1/4 cups honey Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add honey, stirring til mixture is wet, but not dripping. You may adjust quantity of honey to obtain correct consistency. Spread out onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 200 degrees about 45 minutes. Halfway through baking, score with a sharp knife. When done, cut into pieces. Store in tight container.

Magic Pellets

2 cups pellets 1/4 cup finely cut broccoli slaw or other veggie/fruit 2 tablespoons seed of choice 3 tablespoons crush cheddar goldfish (or other cracker) Mix together ingredients, if desired put dry ingredients in food possessor and chop broccoli slaw really really really fine. If you plan for keeping this for a while, refrigerate or freeze or make in smaller, daily portions and refrigerate.

Millet-Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut-Butter 1-2 Millet Sprays

Roll Peanut-Butter into a ball. Sprinkle millet seeds and hang in cage with twisty-tie.

Oatmeal Crumble

1/2 cup oatmeal (uncooked) medium size jar of baby food (any flavor you want) Scraped cuttlebone or Crushed egg shells (to powder) 2 boxes of corn muffin mix 1/4 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1/4 cup millet seed (can use pellets or seed mix) Mix everything together. Cook as directed on boxes. May need a few more minutes depending on oven. Allow to cool then cut into squares. Freeze and defrost as needed. Let egg shells dry out before crushing. If you omit egg shells, use a knife and scrape cuttlebone into mixture instead.

Almond Treats

1/4 cup crushed almonds 1/4 cup crushed pellets 1/4 cup cornmeal 3 tablespoons vanilla yogurt 3 tablespoons honey Mix yogurt and honey in a smbowl. Add almonds and cornmeal, mixing well. Pack into smfeeding cups and serve as treat.

Bird Candy

birds favourite seed a teaspoon of honey an egg white per cup of seed

lots of SMchunks of fruits and nuts finely crushed shell grit or egg shells Combine ingredients together, adding more honey if desired til a thick seedish mixture is made. Spoon onto a baking tray and flatten it out. Leave out in sunshine, covered in plastic wrap, for 2 hours til almost firm. Put about 3 tablespoons full of bird candy into a bird safe bowl and watch them tuck in!!!

Birdie Biscotti

1 cup ground bird pellets 1/2 cup corn meal 1/2 cup sugar-free corn meal 1 cup ground almonds 1-2 tablespoon powdered wheat grass 2 tablespoon powdered eggshells 4 whole eggs 1 jar of babyfood carrots enough unsweetened fruit juice to mix into a firm dough Mix ingredients. Scoop by spoonful and roll into balls of about 0.5-0.75 " diameter; place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in oven at 325 degrees for 20-30 min. Cool on a rack and keep in refrigerator. Depending on size, makes about 90-100. keep a ziplock of these in freezer at times and take out about 15-20 at a time and keep in refrigerator.

Birdie Cracker Treats

2 cups sugar-free corn meal 1 tablespoon oil 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup shortening, room temp 1/2 cup very warm water 1 4-oz jar baby food sweet potatoes 2 tablespoon (or more) dried veggies run thru food processor

til pieces are very small, or powdered Preheat oven to 400 In a measuring cup, mix jar of baby food and dried veggies into very warm water til well blended. In a bowl, mix sugar-free cornbread mix, baking soda, oil and shortening til well blended. Add water mixture to dry ingredients and stir til smooth dough forms. Divide into 3, cover, and let stand for 10 mins. Roll out one section onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet, VERY, VERY thin and poke over with a fork. Cut or score into squares and bake for 10 mins, or til crispy (but not too browned)and remove to racks to cool. Repeat for remaining 2 sections. Sprinkled with loose millet before cooking and press into dough a bit so they stay. Store in plastic bags in refrigerator or freeze and defrost as needed.

Birdie Cubes

2 1/2 cups fruit juice 3 cups cockatiel pellets 2 cups seed mix (kind with dried fruits, nuts, etc.) 2 cups parrot pellets 3 1/2 cups canned fruit in juice 2 1/2 cups frozen mixed veggies 1 1/2 cups frozen corn or peas 2 cups oats 2 1/2 cups trail mix (natural, no preservatives) 7 1/2 cups pasta/rice/beans Depending on type of pasta and grain mix you make/buy you may need to presoak beans for 24 hours before cooking. Boil pasta, rice and beans til soft. While that is cooking, soak cockatiel pellets, parrot pellets, and seed mix in fruit juice (I use juice from canned fruitablespoon.. juice NOT syrup). Puree fruit and veggies (not corn/peas) in blender and add to pellets. When pellets are soft, mix in frozen whole corn kernels, peas, oats and trail mix. Drain pasta/bean mix and stir it in. When thoroughly mixed, use a teaspoon to pack mixture into ice cube trays and freeze til solid.

Remove from ice cube trays and store in freezer bags. recipe ma

Birdie Popcorn

1 tablespoon margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 7 cup air popped popcorn 1 6 ounce Sun Maid Fruit Bits Avian vitamins Combine peanut butter, cinnamon, and vitamins. Drizzle over popcorn, tossing gently

Birdie Treats

Boil some wild rice Boil some beans Bake a yam. Cook some polenta or oatmeal Steam some broccoli. Mush it together into meal-size balls and freeze. It only takes about 45 mins to defrost.

Candy

1 can of garbonzo beans Drain beans and spread out on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes til outside looks crispy/golden brown in color. Cool for about 10 minutes.

Cuttlebone Treat

cuttlebone honey peanut butter seeds Make a mixture of peanut butter and honey. Mix in seeds. Spread on cuttlebone. Freeze. Thaw and serve.

Cuttlebone treat!

Cuttlebone Jar of honey (for sub use Peanut butter) 1 cup seeds (any kind bird likes) Nutty Buddy seeds On a paper plate pour SOME honey, pour seeds in and mix well. Next put some of Nutty Buddy mix in. Spread honey on cuttlebone. Put seeds on it. Now Freeze cuttlebone for about half an hour so of seeds are stuck. Set in room temperature til it isn't freezing.

Edible Car

two large carrots a couple of raisins celery stick cut in half peanut butter (chunky or creamy) Take one carrot and cut it so it will look like "wheels". Take other carrot and spread peanut butter on it. Then rest celery stick on peanut butter/carrot. Spread some more peanut butter on top of celery stick and sprinkle raisins on it.

Fun bird treat!

half a bagel peanut butter seed mix raisins Cut half a bagel into four pieces. Take one of pieces and spread peanut butter over it. Then dip piece into some bird seed so that it is covered with them. Then stick on some raisins or anything else that is smand healthy for bird.

Gold Nuggets

6 Honey Grahams crushed 1 cup (plus) wheat germ 3/4 cup peanut butter 3 tablespoon honey 3/4 cup chopped nuts 2 1/2 cups golden raisins soaked overnight in apple juice Put ingredients into a large mixing bowl and fold together. Roll into 3/4 inch balls and coat with wheat germ. Refrigerate for several hours til firm.

Green Popcorn

Air Popped popcorn or corny cobbers Spirulina or Super Bluegreen Algae Put popcorn in a plastic bag and add enough powdered algae to coat popcorn. Serve as a nutritional snack.

Hanging Seed Surprise

spoonful of peanut butter spoonful of bird seed (any kind) a string or wire Form peanut butter into a shape (heart, square, extablespoon). Sprinkle seeds onto it. Put a hole in middle of treat for string or wire. Thread string or wire through hole and hang in bird's cage.

Hanging Treat

pine cone peanut butter seed mix Take some peanut butter. Spread it on a pine cone. Roll pine cone in birds food mix. Hang using a twisty tie..then hang from bird cage.

Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts

raw peanuts soysauce honey Boil some raw peanuts in a little soy sauce for about an hour, remove from liquid and cool in fridge. Put them in a plastic bag to keep them wet. You can also drizzle some honey over shells and then refrigerate for a sweet nutty treat.

Healthy Seed Bells

smterracotta pots microwave-safe plastic wrap or plastic oven bag length of firm wire (coat-hanger type is fine)

birdseed of choice (measure it dry in chosen pots to gauge amount needed) two egg whites per cup of birdseed (or thereabouts) Prepare pots by lining them with microwave-safe wrap or oven bag. Bend end of wire that goes into seed bell into a closed loop (so that birds and/or leg rings can't get caught on it when most of bell has been eaten). Beat egg whites til white and fluffy but still liquid you're not making a meringue. Mix beaten egg whites and bird seed in a bowl til seed is coated, then spoon mix into prepared pots, patting it down firmly. Push uncoiled end of wire through centre of mix in pot then out of drainage hole til looped end rests flat on top of mixture, then push loop slightly into mixture. Place on an oven shelf set high enough to allow wire to hang free. Cook for approximately 60-90 minutes in a very cool oven or longer if pots are larger

Homemade Bird Treats

2 cups crushed cheerios (or shreddies if you don't have cherrios) 2 cups crushed pellets 2 cups assorted seeds 1 1/4 cup honey Stir til mixture is wet throughout but not soggy. Maybe a little more or a little less honey. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread out. Bake 225 for 40 to 45 minutes depending on where you live.

Honey Creations

1/2 cup of honey (liquid) seed or pellets popsicle stick with yarn tied to it Bring honey to a boil then get a smmold or cup and fill with seed. Get a popsicle stick with yarn tied to it and push it down into seed or pellets and hold it there. Then pour honey into cup or mold and let harden

Honey Pellet Quick Treat

mixed seeds crushed pellets some honey a little parsley or any fruit or veg bird likes Pre-heat oven to 200F or 130CUP Mix seeds, crushed pellets, honey (enough to cover ingrediants) and parsley, or whatever you want to use, and when you have finished that, place in mini muffin trays. Place in oven for about 30 45 minutes, but be careful not to burn them as they can burn easily. Let them cool and serve.

Honey Seed Treats for Birds

2 cups crushed cheerios (get a brand with NO zinc) 2 cup crushed pellets 2 cups mixed bird seeds 1-1/4 cups honey Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add honey, stirring til mixture is wet, but not dripping. You may adjust quantity of honey to obtain correct consistency. Spread out onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 200 degrees about 45 minutes. Halfway through baking, score with a sharp knife. When done, cut into pieces. Store in tight container.

Magic Pellets

2 cups pellets 1/4 cup finely cut broccoli slaw or other veggie/fruit 2 tablespoons seed of choice

3 tablespoons crush cheddar goldfish (or other cracker) Mix together ingredients, if desired put dry ingredients in food possessor and chop broccoli slaw really really really fine. If you plan for keeping this for a while, refrigerate or freeze or make in smaller, daily portions and refrigerate.

Millet-Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut-Butter 1-2 Millet Sprays Roll Peanut-Butter into a ball. Sprinkle millet seeds and hang in cage with twisty-tie.

Oatmeal Crumble

1/2 cup oatmeal (uncooked) medium size jar of baby food (any flavor you want) Scraped cuttlebone or Crushed egg shells (to powder) 2 boxes of corn muffin mix 1/4 cup sugar-free fruit juice 1/4 cup millet seed (can use pellets or seed mix) Mix everything together. Cook as directed on boxes. May need a few more minutes depending on oven. Allow to cool then cut into squares. Freeze and defrost as needed. Let egg shells dry out before crushing. If you omit egg shells, use a knife and scrape cuttlebone into mixture instead.

Sprout and Pellet Parrot Recipes


2 Recipes for parrots

Magic Pellets

2 cups pellets 1/4 cup finely cut broccoli slaw or other veggie/fruit 2 tablespoons seed of choice 3 tablespoons crush cheddar goldfish (or other cracker) Mix together ingredients, if desired put dry ingredients in food possessor and chop broccoli slaw really really really fine. If you plan for keeping this for a while, refrigerate or freeze or make in smaller, daily portions and refrigerate.

Millet Sprouts

millet sprigs paper towels water darkness sunlight Line a ziplock bag with paper towels. Put a millet sprig in the bag and spray water on it. Spray until completely soaked. Close bag and put in dark place. Spray sprig a few times a day until it''s sprouting. When it''s sprouting, remove from dark and remove paper towels. Keep millet in bag and place in sunlight. Spray with water a few times. When sprouts turn green, feed to budgies!