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.
Apples (be sure to take out the seeds)
Rape or Canola Seed
Yams, sweet potatoes
Corn (cooked, hard)
Dark Green Lettuce
Cooked Brown Rice
Whole Wheat Toast
Birds can not have:
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!