Are you worried about your birds food?

By | September 20, 2017

If you are the proud Mommy or Daddy to a feathery friend, you know that the commercial food that you get from the store can leave much to the heart to be desired. It is so easy to make your bird’s food. Birds benefit from a variety of foods, a little of this and a little of that.

Here is a list of foods that birds can have, you can mix and make your own combination.

Fruits:

Apples (be sure to take out the seeds)

Bananas

Mangos

Cantaloupe

Apricots

Pumpkin

Watermelon

Oranges

Pears

Strawberries

Papya

Peaches

Kiwi

Honeydew Melon

Cherries

Cranberries

 

Nuts:

Walnuts

Almonds

Hazelnuts

Peanuts

 

Seeds:

Sunflower

Pumpkin Seeds

Millet

Safflower

Thistle

Rape or Canola Seed

 

Beans:

Mung

Garbanzo

Lima Beans

 

Vegetables:

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Carrots

Potatoes

Yams, sweet potatoes

Cucumber

Kale

Peas

Squash

Red/Green Peppers

Beets

Corn (cooked, hard)

Chard

Asparagus

Dark Green Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce

Watercress

 

Grains:

Cooked Brown Rice

Pasta

Quinoa

Cooked Barley

Shredded Wheat

Whole Wheat Toast

Cooked Oatmeal

 

Birds can not have:

Coffee

Onions

Celery

Mushrooms

Chocolate

Avocado

You can present your feathery friend’s meal a few different ways:

A mash is super simple,

   25%  part beans

   25% part grains

   25% part foods high calcium foods, such as Kale, Chard, Mustard/Collard Greens

   15% part high Vitamin A foods, fruits, and veggies

   10% other foods in the fruits and veggies that your bird prefers

Place all items in a food processor and mix roughly, you want the mash to be lumpy and loosely mixed. You can freeze in serving portion sizes, medium-sized birds typically eat about ¼ cup per day.

You can cut up some fruit and veggies and feed them uncooked as your bird likes, or cooked.

Birds also love smoothies, blend their favorite fruit along with some ice or yogurt, you can even add some enriched baby food.

 

You can also create a more engaging meal:

Hang a rice cake on a string and put a little honey or peanut butter then rolling it in seeds and/or nuts and place in their cage.

You can also prepare a pinecone using the same concept as the rice cake. Put some honey or peanut butter on the pinecone then roll it in seeds or nuts. Place in the cage and let the fun begin!

 

The most important thing when making your pet bird’s food is you have the opportunity to add LOVE to their meals!

 

We would love to hear from you, tell us some of the combinations that your feathery friend prefers, better yet, send us a pic of your baby enjoying their meal!

Completelyaboutpets@gmail.com

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