From the Kitchen
The Kitchen •
Welcome to the Kitchen! Here you will find all sorts of tasty treats, meals, and desserts for you and your
feathered companions! A lot of bird recipes can also be eaten by, and are good for, humans...with a few
modifications. Feel free to experiment with these recipes, add and subtract ingredients and ingredient proportions,
and keep trying new things till you find what your bird likes.
If you have any recipes you would like to share, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll get them posted right away!
|Some things to consider before you start cooking for your bird|
- Always use human-grade ingredients to avoid unhealthy preservatives and deadly molds. The best source for many of these ingredients is at health food stores.
- Never use non-stick or Teflon® pans and other cookware if your bird lives inside the house. Fumes emitted from these pots and pans when they are heated can be deadly to birds.
- Wash all fruits, vegetables and egg shells before use.
- Check nuts for mold before giving them to your bird.
- Fresh foods are healthier then frozen.
- Try to use low-sodium and low or sugar-free ingredients. Also avoid food dyes which can be toxic.
- Avoid sulfite-treated dry foods.
- Birds are lactose intolerant, so avoid feeding them dairy products that haven't been cooked or baked.
- Remove any wet foods from the cage after one to two hours (or sooner in warmer climates) to avoid bacteria and fungal growth.
- Always provide lots of fresh water as well as some pelleted food. Remember, all-natural pellets (or seed mixes in the case of Cockatiels and certain other small birds) are the base of any bird diet. Theses recipes are supplements and treats only.
|Watch out for the following foods and ingredients!|
The following items may be toxic or generally unhealthy for your birds.
Avoid using them in your recipes!
EXCESS SUGAR OR FATS