Great site on feeding parrots: http://parrotnation.com/ "Got Chop" campaign by Patricia Sund
SUPER BASIC BIRDY BREAD
Written by: Pipe Dreams Aviary
With assistance from: Marsha Frost and Meredith Wilheimi
1 C dried fruit of your choice
2 TB coconut
1/2 c old fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1/4 c seed mix of any kind
1/4 c pellets, your choice
2 TB honey or molasses
Put first 3 items in a blender/food processor and blend. Add the rest of the ingredients. On a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet, roll balls and put 1" apart. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 min. Cool and store in a tightly covered jar.
Jiffy corn mix, 1 cup cooked acorn squash, 3 large eggs & shell, 3 cooked carrots, 1 cup cooked broccoli, 1 cup uncolored avian pellets, ¼ cup seeds/nuts/sunflower seeds, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ cup psyllium seeds, ¼ cup sesame seeds, ¼ cup flax seed, ½ teaspoon alfalfa leaf powder, ¼ cup kelp, ¼ cup wheat germ, mash & mix all ingredients together, bake at 350 degrees in mini muffin tin. Can be frozen.
Jiffy corn mix, 1 egg & shell, 1/3 cup apple juice, 1 apple chopped up, 1/3 cup frozen corn, 1 tablespoon any chopped nut, 1 tablespoon each orange peel & ginger, mix all ingredients & bake according to directions on the Jiffy mix. Makes 12 muffins. Can be frozen.
Easy Birdy Bread
1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal, ¾ teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup milk, ¼ cup oil, 2 eggs with shells, ½ cup mixed vegis, ½ cup broccoli, mix everything together, bake at 350 degrees in a bread loaf pan for 20 minutes. Can be frozen in 1 inch cubes.
Sweet Potato Balls
1 large cooked sweet potato, ½ cup raisins, 1 mashed banana, 1 cup mixed vegis, 1 cup apple, 1 ½ uncooked oatmeal, mix everything together & roll into balls, place on a cookie sheet where none are touching & freeze, defrost portions & serve
As many Popsicle sticks as needed, 2 cups of seeds, nuts, dried fruit/vegis, 1 egg, mix all ingredients together & mold around the Popsicle stick, place in 200 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, after 20 minutes brush each one with honey & cook for another 5 minutes. Allow to cool & serve.
Recipes made by Janet Elzer, book donated by Debbie Tinch
Cantaloupe ice pops
4 cups cubed cantaloupe, watermelon or honeydew
2 tablespoons lemon juice & honey
1 tablespoon fresh mint or other herb the birds like
3 tablespoons fresh chopped kale
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
12 plastic cups or 3 ounce Popsicle molds
12 popsicle sticks
In a blender or food processor combine the ingredients , cover and process until smooth. Pour 1/4 cup into each cup or mold insert the sticks and freeze.
Tons of recipes on here!
Raw & cooked recipes along with making your own pellets:
Birdie beta carotene balls by Pennywise Parrots
Two large sweet potatoes
One package of baby carrots
1.5 cups pellets
1 cup sliced almonds
2 large orange bell peppers
Handful of dried red peppers
A bowl of oatmeal ( uncooked)
2 cups pre-prepared quinoa and collared greens
In large pot bring water to a boil. Scrub carrots and sweet potatoes and chop into big chunks. Add to boiling water and cook until a fork will pierce them( about 15 minutes) place a wooden spoon over your pot to prevent the water from bubbling over the top- it really works! During this time, used a mini food processor or a blender to chop up the pellets, sliced almonds, and both the fresh orange peppers and the dried red peppers. (Added the prepared mixture of quinoa and collared greens into a large bowl and added all chopped stuff on top.) Drained the potatoes and carrots, and started smashing them with a potato smasher. Added all the dry ingredients into the pot, mixed it up. And then rolled the warm mixture into little balls, rolled them in a bowl of uncooked oats, and let them sit until cooled enough to sit. Put half the mixture in a large Tupperware for later.
Non edible recipes for cleaning & general household
Make your own bird safe oxiclean for cleaning tough stains from carpets:
1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent
3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
couple tablespoons of baking soda.
Scrub on with a scrubbing brush :)