The last time I went to our local bird store, I saw some bird bread mix and thought I’d give it a try.
The ingredients are: polenta*, whole wheat flour*, yellow corn*, carrots*, sweet potato, blueberries, cherries, coconut, flax seed, buckwheat groats*, quinoa* and Mmmmmmillet*.
The recipe called for two eggs, one cup of water and two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Cooper supervised. Or should I say, “Coopervised”?
We used a glass loaf pan. No non-stick pans allowed – teflon fumes are toxic for budgies!
Cooper wasn’t too sure about this glop – but into the oven it went for 30 minutes.
At first they budgies didn’t know what to make of it. I threw some lettuce in to help tempt them. Sunny was more interested in chewing up the paper plate. Cooper (the finickiest of the flock) was the first to give the bread a try.
It wasn’t too long before they all gave it a nibble.
The bread was a success! A good thing, since there’s a lot of it. It stores nicely in the fridge, so the budgies will be having yummy leftovers this week.
Cooper gives Momma Bird’s Birdie Bread 5 stars!