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Sweet Potato Balls For Parrots

Author: Birds of a Feather Q&A

Sweet Potato Balls
Can parrot eat sweet potato? You betcha! This recipe is no-bake and super simple. And honestly, I’ll be the first to admit that a few spoonfuls actually tend to disappear into my own mouth during preparation.
Although these sweet potato balls are a bit too high in sugar to feed on a daily basis, they make a great snack for your birds. And they freeze well, so no more excuses of not being able to feed veggies and fruits because you forgot to go to the store!


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 banana
  • 1 ½ cup (135 grams) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (150 grams) frozen or fresh peas (or whichever veggie(s) you prefer)

Optional: bird seed or millet



Step 1: Use a fork to poke holes into the skin of your sweet potato and pop it into the microwave until soft. This should take 5-10 minutes depending on your potato and the wattage of the microwave
Step 2: Leave your potato to cool while you mash the banana and peas. 
Step 3: Once the sweet potato has cooled, remove the skin and mash it into the mixture.
Step 4: Add the rolled oats and mix them well. Leave the mixture for a bit so the oats can soak up any excess liquid.

Step 5: You should now have a mixture that’s the perfect consistency for rolling the sweet potato balls. If it’s too wet, add some more oats; if it’s too dry, some water will help.

Optional: Once you’ve finished rolling all of the mixture, you can spread some bird seed on a baking sheet and roll the balls over it to cover them. This should be helpful in motivating your bird to try them if it isn’t used to eating veggies and other new foods yet.
Feed a sweet potato ball now and freeze the rest for later!

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