Healthy Birdie Bread Recipe from BirdTricks

Healthy Birdie Bread Recipe from BirdTricks

 March 22nd, 2010
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Patty demonstrates how to make home made birdie bread for your parrot (of any size!) and how to progress in your birdie bread to encourage your bird to eventually consume raw veggies.

Here is the video’s recipe:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granola
1 tablespoon of grated cuttle bone/mineral block

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients:

Beat together 2 eggs
1/2 non-dairy milk
1/4 cup applesauce

Add to dry mixture. Mix/combine.

Add 1 mashed banana.

Avoid adding wet veggies!

We added 1/2 cup fresh peas and cut green beans, and a 1/2 cup of finely chopped kale (use a food processor to make this good and tiny!)

Cook at 375 degrees for 28-32 minutes. Let cool to room temperature in the center of your bread before feeding to your bird.

For more birdie bread recipes, as well as non-birdie bread recipes that will help get your bird eating healthy, we highly recommend our Natural Feeding Cookbooks.

Also, here is a link to the natural pellets we use.

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109 Comments on “Healthy Birdie Bread Recipe from BirdTricks”

Brenda and Sammy Blue  12/27/2010 1:35 am

Hello – I use the Feed Your Flock pellets with my rescued/adopted blue crown conure (17 years old [I’ve had him since June 2010] and very abused and starved). With patience, I slowly added your pelleted food along with a few raw organic sunflower seeds, flax seed, fresh fruit and veggies (sometimes I have used a good brand of mixed veggies) and over a period of 4 weeks I was successful in changing his diet. His feathers are grown back in, he’s gained 10 grams and the trust he now has with me is terriffic. He did not want to be touched by hands but just two weeks ago he has begun letting me scratch his head! What a thrilling accomplishment in such a short time. And he is a PEOPLE BIRD – loves to have company. He even prefers my touch over treats. I play/train with him at least twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes. He is a well adjusted bird now and I am looking forward to seeing him come out of his “shell” further. I have purchased your first series of videos and have been using your tips to help him adjust to trusting humans again. Thank you for your emails, blog and videos. Along with my books on caged birds, cook book of receipies just for birds (although I also eat the muffins with him as everything is organic and human grade ingredients) and the using the expertize of professionals as to training and teaching birds, we are off to a wonderful start. What wonderful creations God has made for us to enjoy. :0)

Kim  02/10/2011 7:07 am

Hi Guys can this also be used for love birds?

Michel Sadur  02/14/2011 9:59 pm

How long did you bake the muffins?

Michel Sadur  02/14/2011 10:01 pm

Opps, I had to back up the video and heard how long to bake… thanks, I will try it on my very pickie Cockatoo.

Ruby  04/02/2011 2:37 pm

Received this today & decided to try it out on my birds. 1 a budgie I hand reared & even introducing fruit & veggies & Harrisons on weaning would rather starve or go back to formular than eat them. Total seed addict. As I write this she is eagerly working her way through a large chunk of fresh made birdie bread. my version of your recipe with stuff to hand (finely grated home grown carrot,dandelion leaf & free Range egg & no artificial stuff,) as the last makes me ill, can’t be good for birds either.
Well the experiment has turned out entertaining anyway as this bird is guarding the food from the others & shredding most into chunks to be dropped after extracting the seed. So now I’m covered in bits, the dog is busy hoovering up the floor & getting the precious Harrisons & veggies, & we end the day with a fat contented dog & a feisty budgie. plus our bread loving Cocatiel took one disgusted look & would have nothing to do with it.
Not giving up though as I feel sure the budgies zeal for shredding this will make her eventually eat some other bits & jealousy on the part of the others at her getting hand fed this is already getting them interested. I bird never hand tame is at this minute sitting on my shoulder & kissing my ear for attention & her share.
Thanks for the video & some great ideas & also a very entertaining day

caleb  08/01/2011 11:22 pm


Nanice  11/21/2011 10:27 am

Really you use oil????? I use organic apple sauce instead of oil. I have my own line of Birdie Bread, Approved by my Avian Vet.
Also, if your using the egg shell in your recipe, Chet and Dave failed to mention that the shells need to be sterilized before you put them in there.
I personally don’t use the shell because all mine is organic, holds up well in the freezer. But it doesn’t
last long with my flock of three. B&G, Timneh, and Senegal.

Mosad Sayed Amer  12/20/2012 5:50 am

Dears Chet & Dave thanks for every thing for birds as you know we have to compensate them a lot of things due to capture thanks again .

Mosad Sayed Amer  12/20/2012 5:58 am

Dears Chet & Dave …. thanks for everything you do for birds …… as you know ….. we have to compensate them alot of things due to capture …. thanks again .