Crispy Cookie

And here is the recipe for a delicious healthy crispy cookie for birdies :-)
You can vary as much as you want with all kinds of tasty ingredients.
Use less oily seeds if you have birds that are sensitive to them.
Actually, you can endlessly combine.

1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp black seed
1 tbsp mixed organic parrot seed
1 tbsp chestnut flour (you can use any other type of flour or crushed pellets!)
1 tbsp cooked and mashed sweet potato

3 walnut halves
3 half pecans
5 shelled unroasted pistachio
This is ground in a mortar.

1 half tbsp black sesame seeds
1 half tbsp white sesame seeds
1 half tbsp shelled sunflower seeds
pinch of cinnamon
1 dried pepper shredding

corn and pomegranate seeds

Boil the sweet potato, and if it is cooked, you mince it with a fork.
Preheat the oven to 100˚ C  (212˚ F).

Grind the nuts finely. I do it in a mortar, but you can dot it in many ways.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and add a tablespoon of mashed sweet potato.
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Mix with your hands until there is a firm ball, otherwise use a little more flour to make it more firm. The malleability must be good: not too dry and not too wet …

I have some coockie cutters in diverent shapes, here I use a small round cutter.
Put some dough in the cutter.
Press firmly.
Put a piece of corn or pomegranate above it (you can use everything in the middle; like the favorite fruit or nuts from your parrot).
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Fill the cutter with the batter and press firmly.
Remove the cookie from the mold and place it on an oven rack, covered with foil.


Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes at 100˚ C (212˚ F).

Let the cookies cool down for about an hour and store in a sealed tin.
You can freeze the cookies, they will remain crisp.



The best parrots crunchiest cookies

Meanwhile I have been busy and working with various experiments to fabricate the best crunchiest parrots cookie. Soon I will place a recipe of these ultimately very successful snacks.

Actually these are like the homemade pellets. This time baked in the oven at 100 degrees celcius.
They are crispy and the birds love them!
Now even easier to make!
You can hide them into a toy, so they must do some nibble work to get the food.

Soon I will place a recipe, because I must measure everything.
Now some pictures of my tryouts  :-D







Back with some lovely parrot snacks

Finally I can login again on my site Cooking for Parrots. I no longer could for a few months – for obscure reasons – but today I was sitting down to figure it out and I’m back!
I can post delicious recepies and snacks again :-)

First I like to show you some pictures which I made of tasty meals.


nom nom with banana, mash, nut, appel, pepper, grape and pineapple.

Demolition toy for the parrots :-P

Mixed sprouts.


Dry food mix, various pellets, dried banana and pistachio nut, not roasted in the shell.


Enjoy a half mini pumpkin.


And finally a picture of a nice fruit bowl!
(orange, pomegranate seeds, mango, grape, cucumber, banana and some cress)

Parrot shuffel

To make a nice parrot  shuffel, take the following ingredients:

Above: an organic rice mix and an onrganic 5 ceral mix
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All scramble and you have a nice varied snack, I add  some banana, apple and bee pollen. You can add also some assorted vegetables.IMG_8600

I keep it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Cereal Biscuits

These are eager parrot cookies, YES they love it :-)
One takes:
Grain: in this case, spelled, barley, brown rice, wheat, kamutIMG_8475

You can mix that with (for example) seeds, nuts, buckwheat, bee pollen  

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AAdd mashed banana, an egg and some spelled flour – form balls or pilesIMG_8483

In the oven at 170 ˚C/ 338 ˚F for about half an hour – at least until they are golden brown.IMG_8484

Your parrot don’t like chop?

Don’t your parrot eat mixed vegetables (mash/chop)?

How I learn my African Grey eating chop.
I made a nice mash / chop, and threw it in the blender, not too long, just nice small pieces  ​​and I add pieces of nut: half walnut, a cashew, hazelnut or other nuts. Just because my Grey love nuts!
The little nut was also devide in smal pieces and I add it at the blended greens.
Gradually I reduce the amount of nuts and after a while only greens/fruits remained.
I do not remember exactly how long it took Tommy began to eat everything, but I think after  2-3 months.

Now I add sometimes nuts or seeds at the mash, just to spoil my birds :-)

Veggie bite

After these warm days, our lives will be ‘normal’ as usual … ;-)
Live was slow sedated…. (I love it).
But we are back again and show you what the birdies eat.
They are often outside now a days and they enjoy the sun, the wind through their feathers, delicious fresh branches to nibble, and fresh vegetables of the season!

courget, wortel, ppaprik, komkom

Cucumber, bell pepper, carrot and zucchini