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Parrot Recipes !
Caution! Do not feed your bird avocado, guacamole, raw onions, rhubarb, chocolate or raw milk products. These foods all cause different, but potentially serious problems in birds or even death!

Budgie/ Cockatiel Mix
This is a healthy mix of veggies that smaller parrots will love to eat.

3 cups cooked brown rice (1 cup dry + 2 cups water according to directions)
1 lb frozen corn nibblets
1 lb frozen small peas

Recommend chilling rice before mixing with veggies to keep kernels separated. Keep veggies frozen. Store in ziploc bags and put into freezer. This makes enough to feed one bird for several months.
Thaw before serving. Add finely diced carrots and broccoli florets.

Birdie Bread

Buy a box of cornbread mix ...
To it, add a variety of veggies, fruits, beans, rice, etc. Don't add so much stuff that the bread cannot stick together. Cook in small loaf tins or mini-muffin tins according to box directions.

Home Made Parrot Muffins

2 cups Corn Meal Flour
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
3 eggs (with shells mushed in small pieces)
1 cooked & peeled sweet potato/yam mashed
1 whole banana mashed
1/2 cup red kidney beans mashed,
2 cups fresh veggies/fruit chopped finely in a food processor (I normally use: broccoli, string beans, various berries, cranberries, kale, red peppers, whatever's at home)
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup of chopped nuts (sunflower seeds, hulled millet, pecans, walnuts, etc)
Optional: 2 jars of baby food (veggie or fruit only) - I have noticed using this keeps them moist
Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes (keep a watch on them that they do not burn). You can substitute veggies to whatever is in your house. Can use frozen veggies to substitute for fresh. - Be Creative and have fun with it!
NOTE: I now use this recipe due to the high content of sodium & artificial ingredients in the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. A good substitute is Hodgeson Mills Corn Muffin Mix with Whole Wheat Flour. It has a low sodium content.
I usually will make a double batch of this and pour into a cake pan and muffin pans that I grease up with canola oil so it doesn't stick. I wrap up the muffins up with wax paper and put them in Freezer bags for individual daily servings. This has been proven very efficient for those busy mornings.
Yield: 24 Muffins

Parrot Muffins

1 package of Hodgeson Cornbread Mix with Whole Wheat Flour
1 egg (with shells mushed in small pieces)
Can add any or all of the following: 1/2 an apple (seeded & chopped), 1/2 sweet potato mashed, 1 whole banana mashed, 1/2 cup red kidney beans mashed,
1 cup fresh veggies (can substitute with frozen) chopped finely in a food processor (I normally use fresh veggies: broccoli, string beans, red peppers, whatever's at home)
2 tablespoons peanut butter (can substitute with Almond Butter)
Optional: 2 jars of baby food (veggie or fruit only) - I have noticed using this keeps them moist
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped nuts (sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts)
Mix all ingredients and bake according to directions on the box. I use whatever veggies/fruit are in the house (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, hot chili peppers, beans (kidney beans, navy beans, etc), etc) - Be Creative and have fun with it!
I usually will make triple batches and freeze them individually for daily servings.
Yield: 12 Muffins

 SWEET POTATO CHIPS

Preheat oven to 400-425 degrees. Peel one large sweet potato and cut it into strips like you would for fries. Rinse in water and shake them in a bag with a mixture of ground cornmeal flour and a few shakes of Cayenne pepper.
Place them on a cookie sheet and bake them for 30 minutes, turning them over halfway through.
Mix cornmeal flour, some crushed red pepper, sesame seeds, 1 egg and enough water to make batter consistency. Dip all the potato chips in this.
On the stovetop ~ In a frying pan over medium heat. Add an inch of vegetable oil and cook them for a couple minutes on each side...just until they are browned a little. Drain them on paper towels and serve warm.
NOTE: With the left over batter ~ Make Spicy Tortillas ~ Drop in a tablespoon full into the oil

 Fruit Icees
Take your parrot's favorite fruits. Puree them in a blender. Pour into Ice Cube Tray and freeze.
If your birds are like mine, they will love it. Comes in handy in those hot summer months too.

 Organic Water

1 gallon tap water
1 tablespoon Organic Apple Cider

Cleaning your Parrots Veggies & Fruits

Spray Organic Apple Cider on your fruits & veggies to remove harmful toxins. Wait five minutes then rinse.