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Yummy Birdie Bread

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Can parrots eat bread? Well, it’s not the healthiest thing for them, but luckily there is a solution. Making special birdie bread just for your parrot! Easy and nutritious, this makes a great freezable parrot treat.
You can make your birdie bread as simple or complicated as you want, but let’s go for a basic recipe here that you can expand based on what you have available at the time.
Remember, you don’t have to follow the recipe exactly, it’s just a guideline.


  • 2 cups or about 150 grams of (a mix of) whole wheat flour, corn flour, oat flour, spelt flour, amaranth flour
  • 1 apple
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ cup (one good handful or 75 grams) peas
  • ½ cup water (135 ml)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp (15 grams) coconut oil

    Optional: 1 tsp (4 grams) salt- and aluminium free baking powder
    Optional: a sprinkle of powdered cayenne, ginger, cinnamon or paprika



    Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 °F/175 °C.

    Step 2: Put together your desired mix of flour types. Include the baking powder and spices if you’re using those
    Step 3: Grate the apple and carrot. You can also mash the peas a bit
    Step 4: Melt the coconut oil and beat the eggs. Mix with the water.
    Step 5: Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir in the veggies. You’re looking for a cake batter-like consistency. 

    Step 6: If the mix looks too dry, add another egg, a mashed banana, some applesauce or simply some more water.

    Step 7: If the mix looks too wet, add some more flour or a handful of oats.
    Pour the batter into a large, coconut oil-greased baking dish or into separate muffin cups.

    Step 8: Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

    Let your birdie bread cool and serve some to your parrot(s). Freeze the rest!
    And that’s your basic birdie bread right there. You can simplify it even more by just making it with baby food instead of whole fruit and veg, sub any of the fruit and veg for whatever you have at home or make a super elaborate bread full of fancy seeds and grains. Some even like to include the eggs shells after crushing them to a powdery consistency!



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