Birdie Bread

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Oh yes I did.  Bird people won’t laugh at me, but the rest of y’all probably will.

During my research on my parakeets, I’ve learned that just like my children need a well-balanced diet, my birds do too.  I’ve been offering them chopped veggies and fruits, but alas, they turn their beaks up at it.  I know that a diet of all seed isn’t healthy for them, so how do you get birds that seem to not be too adventuresome in the food department to try new things? 

Some people on a bird board that I visit suggested birdie bread.  Birdie Bread?  For my parakeets?  Why not?

I looked through a bunch of recipes for ingredients.  Then went with what I have at home.

2 cups unbleached flour
2 cups cornmeal
2 whole eggs
1 jar of size 3 baby food chicken dinner
1 1/2 c of organic apple juice (though I thought about using water, and wished I had veggie juice)
a used a normal size bowl and filled it about 1/2 way full of whole broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots – they were frozen, defrosted those, and threw them in.
I don’t know how much seed I put in, it was the tail end of a bag, not a lot, probably 1/4 cup
1/4 cup oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
I blended that all up with my mixer

Put it in a casserole dish and cooked at 350 for 35 minutes (Tried 30, it wasn’t quite done.)

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My birdie bread – kind of looks good, if I didn’t know it had bird seed and baby food and egg shell in it.  I will leave it to my birds to try it.

I put some in their dishes in the cage and a whole bunch in the freezer in a bag marked birdie bread.  Hopefully no one here will try to eat it.

Alyce is concerned that Christiano might try to eat it, she suggested we make some people bread.  I think we’ll get some made in a little bit.

Mom, you can stop laughing at me now. 🙂

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  • Deborah R

    Looks good and sounds right…but I couldn’t get my cockatiel to eat birdie bread. I think I may have waited way to long to try to introduce it into his diet. Hope you have better luck than I did!

  • It doesn’t look terrible. Other than crunchy egg shells, there is no reason the whole family couldn’t enjoy it.

    Happy SITS day.

    LisaDay