"Victory comes only after many struggles and defeats.   Embrace each struggle, let each become a challenge, and never quit." Gebraltic
Every living cell depends on food, light, sleep and water.
The health of our birds, other pets and even ourselves is directly related to the kinds of foods eaten and the amount of light, sleep and water received.


1. Spinach Bread

Follow the directions on the bag of cornmeal for the cornmeal base. One small box of frozen spinach, 2 eggs and shells, 1/2 c. all natural peanut butter,  1 1/2 c. of fresh chopped carrots , corn broccoli, 3-4 jars of baby food vegetables.  Mix 1/2 chopped pecans and 1/2 c. chopped almonds into above mixture.   If it is too dry add a small amount of unsweetened juice or unsalted V8 juice. Place in a greased pan and bake about 30 min. in an oven preheated to 400 degrees F. Cool and freeze in daily size portions.

2. Oatmeal  Bread

1 c. each:  wheat flour , cornmeal and oatmeal with 1 c. plain yogurt,  1 c. finely chopped well cooked chicken or 1 jar of chicken baby food, 2 eggs with shells , 3 jars various baby food vegetables, 1 pkg. of frozen mixed vegetables, 1/2 stick melted butter.  Mix ingredients and place in a  grease baking dish.  Set oven temperature at 425.  Bake about 20 min.

3. Grapenut Crunch

1 pkg. cornmeal mix, no sugar kind.  Mix into the mix 2 whole eggs with well washed shell, 1 c. milk and 2 tbls. melted butter or oil.  Grind 1/2 pellets with 1 cup grapenuts and mix into the batter.  Add  2 jars baby food carrots and 2 jars baby food squash.  Place in greased pan. Set oven temperature at 400 and bake until done.  Freeze in daily serving sizes.

4.  Vegetable Tortillas

Bake 4 soft flour or corn tortillas.  Mix 1 jar of baby food green beans or any other dark green or yellow vegetable and finely chopped carrots or broccoli.    Spread on the tortillas and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese evenly over top.  Roll up each tortilla and heat until cheese is melted.  Cut into hand-held pieces after tortillas are cool enough to eat.  Freeze in daily portions.

5.  Sweet Brown Bread

Mix 1 baby food jar each: applesauce,carrots, sweet potatoes.  Add 1 pkg. shoepeg corn and 1c. almonds with 1/2 mashed banana and 2 chopped boiled eggs with clean shell.   Mix well and spread  peanut butter on whole grain bread slices and then spread the mixture on top of the peanut butter.  Cut into serving sizes.

6. Chicken Bread

Mix 2 eggs and shells with finely chopped boiled chicken, 1 cup cooked beans( use a variety that have been soaked overnight and cooked the next day), 1/4 c. wheat germ, 1/2 c. cheerios, 1 c. oatmeal, 1/2 c. natural peanut butter and unsalted vegetable juice until well mixed.  Add finely chopped carrots ( or 1 jar baby food), 1/2 cup chopped nuts and 2 tbls. melted butter.   Bake in preheated  350 degree oven about 20 min. or until done.

7.  Toy Food

Mix any variety and texture nuts, berries, sliced carrots, spinach pasta(uncooked),hand-held size pellets, cooked cold baked potato, sliced apples, grapes, pieces of chicken, corn on cob, spinach leaves.  Spoon mixture into a   coffee filter.  Fold the top down several times and twist the two ends.   This makes a fun toy  while the birds retrieve the food.

8.   Mock Quiche

Beat together: 2 eggs(including cleaned,crushed shell), crumbled bacon, chopped cooked spinach, 2 tbls. plain yogurt, 2 tbls. crushed together: almonds,no-color added pellets,grapenuts, 1/2 tsp. butter, add milk if needed.  Cook on grill till done.  Heat oven 350 degree F.,  Take brown bread, butter one side, and roll it flat with a rolling pin and cut into 4 sections.  Place a   spoon  of cooked mixture on each piece.  Use as many slices of bread as needed for your mixture.  Roll each piece (butter side out) and place on a cookie sheet.  Bake until bread is toasted.  Cool to safe temperature and give them to your birds. Freeze in daily portions.

9. Oatmeal 'Tookies

Heat oven to 375F., grease pan.  In a bowl mix 1 cup soft butter, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. soda, 4 tsp. cinnamon, 2 lg. baby food jars of applesauce, 1 small box raisins(optional), 1c. chopped pecans or almonds,11/2 c. wheat flour(regular all purpose is optional).  Mix well then by hand add 3 cups rolled oats. It will be stiff.  Drop by spoonfuls onto greased pan.  Bake until golden brown.   

10.  Birdie ice-cream

Beat 4-5 eggs until fluffy. 3jars of baby food bananas , applesauce or other fruit, 1 c. fresh raspberries, blueberries or any other fresh fruit, 1 large unsweetened plain yogurt,  Mix all together and pour into icecube tray.   When it is icy and sort of frozen remove and place into mixing bowl and mix on high until fluffy. Pour into icecube tray with the cube insert present.  When frozen put the cubes into freezer bags and freeze. 

11.  Chicken Casserole

1 lb. cooked chicken cut into pieces, 1 lb. broken into pieces cooked bacon, 1 chopped green onion with the tops, 2 jars baby food chicken dinner, 1 condensed  can mushroom soup, 1 c. plain yogurt, 1tsp. red pepper, 3 c. cooked spinach noodles, 3 Tbs. melted butter, 1 small frozen pkg. whole kernel corn, 1 c. soft brown bread crumbs.  Drain corn.  Mix all ingredients, place in casserole.   Bake at 350F about 30 min. 'till done.

12.  Birdie Biscuits

This recipe is for the entire family.  After mixing the ingredients take out enough dough for 1 large biscuit and continue in order to make the Birdie Biscuit.  This is one of my birds very favorite.

2 cups flour      1tsp. salt         3tsp. baking powder     6 tbls. shortening (cut into the flour mixture  until the size peas)      2/3 cups milk
Mix the ingredients and roll in to a ball with enough flour so that the dough is easy to handle.  Shape into the size biscuit you wish saving out enough for 1 biscuit.   Into that biscuit mix the
following:      1/2 c rolled oats, 1/2tsp. red peppers, 1 tsp. wheat germ, 2 tbs. Beak Appetite (your choice of flavor)   1/2 small baby food jar of carrots.     Mix all together  and roll into a ball with enough flour to handle easily.   Shape into biscuits and place on baking sheet along with the families biscuits.  Bake in 425F oven that has been pre heated.   Bake until golden brown.  Add butter to the human biscuits and spread baby food applesauce on the birdie biscuit pieces that will be eaten at that time.  Cut the biscuits into pieces and freeze until ready to use at which time after heating you will spread applesauce on top of pieces before serving.  I serve this with baked yams.

13.Birdie Biscuits #2

Either mix ingredients for your favorite recipe for homemade biscuits or use you favorite biscuit mix.
Shape into biscuits less two and put on cookie sheet ready to bake for your family.
Now for the Birdie Biscuits: Take the two ball of biscuit mix that you did not shape for the cookie sheet. Add to that the following:
1/2 jar babyfood sweet potatoes, squash or garden vegetables
1/2 jar babyfood applesauce
2 tbls. wheet germ
1/4 c. handfeeding parrot food
1/4 c. Beak Appetit...any flavor
1/2 c. oatmeal
1 tbls dry crushed red peppers
Mix all together very well. Coat your hands with flour(mixture is sticky) and shape mixture into 2 or more biscuits. Place on cookie sheet with the families bisuits. Bake in oven preheated to 425F. until golden brown.
Break up into serving pieces and give to birds. Freeze leftovers for later.

14. CornMeal Birdie Bread

Either mix ingredients for favorite corn muffin mix or use a mix that has the least amount of sugar possible. I use Martha White. Add to the dry mix the following:
1 egg
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 jar babyfood carrots or sweet potatoes
1 jar babyfood applesauce
1/2 c Beak Appetit
1/2 slivered Almonds
1/2 c. plain cheerios
Mix together and add babyfood applejuice as needed. I sometimes add 1/4 c. natural peanut butter, frozen corn, frozen brocolli, frozen peas. Pour into baking dish. The mixture will be thick. Bake in 400F oven 15-20 min. or until done. Sometimes I ice the bread like a cake with a mixture of cream cheese, non-fat plain yogurt and mashed bananas. Serve, keep one day extra in refrigerator to serve the next day and freeze in serving size pieces for later.

Note: If you leave out the Beak Appetit and handfeeding parrot formula you can even eat this with you birds. Of course the Beak Appetit and formula won't hurt you if you forget and eat some...:)

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