Recipes For Happy Parrots! Print
Written by WFWAvian   

These recipes are some of our favorites! Our breeders, babies, and pets all love these recipes and eat some everyday. Every recipe listed below can be modified to suit your bird's personal taste. I always add or substitute something for each different type of bird. If you find that your bird does not like something take it out, if they love another item add it! It is just that simple, the beauty of the recipes is that you can make a million different versions. All of these can be stored in single serving sizes and frozen.

Cooking or baking special, healthy treats for your feathered friend is both fun for you and fun for your bird. Variety is the of spice of life! Spice up your bird's life with some of these recipes! Here are a few of our favorites, tested extensively by our own companion birds and our breeder pairs.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes (Baked or Microwave)
  • 2 Eggs with Shells in Food Processor
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Corn Meal

Mash the sweet potato and form into patties, dip them in a whole wheat flour, coat in the eggs mixture and then in the corn meal. Coat a pan with cooking spray and cook over medium high heat for about 3-4 minutes each side.

Homemade Parrot Muffins

  • 2 cups corn meal flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs with shell (blend in blender or food processor)
  • 2 4 oz jars sweet potato baby food
  • 1 whole banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup red kidney beans (either soaked and cooked, or canned)
  • 2 cups strained vegetable baby food (4 4oz jars)
  • 4 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened (optional)
  • 2 4oz jars of diced apple baby food

Mix and put into small muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45minutes. (Our birds stand on their heads for this recipe!!)

Raspberry Apple Cookies

  • 4 cups pellets - crushed
  • 1/2 cup Quaker multigrain cereal
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 2 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinimmon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 stick soy magerine
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, frozen
  • 2 eggs with shell (mix in blender or food processor)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice with calcium
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanut halfs

Mix all dry ingredients together. Cream margerine, honey and eggs. Mix together with dry ingredients. Dice apple and raspberries. Roll into balls and flatten slightly. Place peanuts into each cookie. Bake at 350 dgrees for 20 minutes.

Banana Nut Fruit Cake

  • 4 cups crushed pellets
  • 6 eggs with shells (mix in blender or food processor)
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup banana chips
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 6 Tbsp baking powder

Add juice and pellets and baking powder. Beat eggs and add to pellets. Sir in remaining ingredients. Bake in a 9X13" pan at 325 degrees for 1 and 1/2 hours.

Fruit Heavenly Rice Pudding

  • 1 cup rice (preferably brown
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup dried banana (or mango or papaya)
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp split lentils (or peas)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp golden raisins
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. natual, unsalted pistachio nuts
  • 1 Tsp dried powdered milk
  • 1/4 Tsp allspice and nutmeg

Add all contents to a quart of cold water. Bring water to a boil, then lower the heat. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Serve warm (not hot). Can also be served cool. Yields 2 pounds or 1 1/2 quarts.