Bird treats ebook for you!

I’ve been asked for a long time to put together a collection of my recipes for added convenience. Well, I’ve finally done it. I’ve made a recipe ebook of my favorite, fun, homemade treats. I’ve also done an ehandbook for sprouting seeds, nuts, whole grains and legumes for our parrots. I’m taking donations for the ebooks. Suggested amount has been $10 each; but it’s okay to donate what you can, or whatever you’d like. Thank you so much for your support, I really appreciate it. I hope you and your birds really enjoy these! 💗🐦



“But my parrot won’t eat anything healthy!”

healthy salad

I’ve heard this so many times when people are trying to get their parrots to start eating better. The biggest motivator is to be able eat with you. If you are eating the healthy foods, chances are your parrot will be more than happy to eat some of it too. (Remember, it always tastes better if it’s on your plate, instead of in their bowl.) Have a nice salad with them to encourage them to eat their veggies and greens, add fruit and nut pieces to make it even more enticing to them. Be creative with your meals to include healthy whole foods that you, your family, and your parrots will all be able to enjoy. Change the ingredients that you use each time you make something. This is just a guide to give you ideas.
Ingredients for this batch are kale, cucumber, red bell pepper, cilantro, mango, blueberries, strawberries, zucchini, yellow squash, red cabbage, pecan pieces, almond slivers and fresh squeezed lime.

Next up, mango salsa, oh yum!!!

mango salad parrot

Another favorite around here is fresh mango salsa. I make a special version of this salsa for the parrots when I make it for the family. Everyone really enjoys this one.  Again, try different ingredients for it each time that you make it. This batch includes mango, strawberry, cucumber, red bell pepper, cilantro and fresh squeezed lime.

Hope that you and your birdies enjoy!  🙂

Special spring time meal for the parrots

The parrots get excited when they see me in the kitchen preparing a special feast for family and friends.  They look forward to getting something special to eat too. And offering meals with a variety of different foods, colors and textures provides enrichment for them.  Be creative, and make a fun, healthy meal for you and your parrot to be able to eat together.


Birdie eggs


Simple, but fun meal, of hard boiled eggs with a sprinkle of paprika, dried parsley, flax, chia and sesame. Topped with edible flowers, geraniums.

close birdie eggs

Happy Spring!


Sprouts, butternut squash, pomegranate and kale

Sprouts, butternut squash, pomegranate and kale

Sprouts: soaked almonds, black, white and red quinoa, wheat berries, red and green lentils, mung and adzuki beans. Raw kale, baked butternut squash and fresh pomegranate. Chia and sesame seed sprinkled on top.

Kale, sprouts and sweet potato salad

kale sprouts sweet potato

Kale, sweet potatoes and sprouts. (sprouts include: kamut, wheat berries, rye, black, white and red quinoa, red lentils, blue lentils, green lentils, mung, garbanzo and almonds)





Fresh sprouts salad

sprouts salad


Sprouts salad for the fids.

Raw sprouts: quinoa, kamut, wheat berries, rye, mung beans, garbanzo beans, red, green and blue lentils, soaked almonds.
Raw greens: kale and dandelion.
Lightly cooked veggies: brussels sprouts and sweet potato.
Fresh fruit: apple, blueberry, strawberry and pineapple.
Chia seed sprinkled on top.

Whole grain banana walnut bird treats

I also call these sweetheart treats, I think the heart shapes are so cute. I make them different every time, this recipe is just a guide to get you started. Vary the ingredients each time you make them, be creative with it and have fun. No salt, sugar, chemicals or any other questionable ingredients. And made with ❤

banana walnut bird treats

Whole grain banana walnut bird treats

2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup stone ground grains (cheated and used Bob’s Red Mill: red wheat, rye, triticale, oats, barely, brown rice, oat bran, flaxseed, dried apples and cinnamon) Any healthy whole grain flour choice will work
1/2 cup quinoa
1/4 cup coconut flour
handful of chopped walnuts

Mix it all up and spread your batter in a thin layer into a lightly oiled baking dish. (I use extra virgin organic coconut oil on a shallow glass baking pan.) I bake all of my treats at 350 F. They were ready in twenty minutes, but I chose to cut them out with the cookie cutter and then flip them afterwards for another fifteen minutes for the fun shapes.

Another fun, easy recipe: Blueberry sweet potato sweetheart treats.

Healthy Very Berry Pancakes for People and their Parrots

very berry pancakes


Okay, I know what you all are thinking. This is supposed to be a healthy parrot feeding page! What the heck am I doing posting pancakes here, right? Well it’s an occasional treat, they don’t get it often, and I make it as healthy as possible (as far as pancakes go). There is no milk, eggs, salt or sugar in them and the flour choices are low-glycemic. This batch is made with buckwheat, oats, spelt and coconut flour. Banana, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, applesauce, cinnamon and almond butter. A touch of non-aluminum baking powder and a squeeze of lemon juice. Pumpkin pancakes are another healthy option that I make. I just use a cup of flour (some good choices I listed above), then add in some wet ingredients and fruit until you get a nice batter consistency. Cook on stove top with a bit of extra virgin coconut oil. Sprinkle some flax seed on top if you like. Enjoy! 

Summer salad for parrots (and their people).

summer salad


Baby organic kale leaves with broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, summer squash, cucumber, red bell pepper and mango. Cooked grains and legumes are quinoa, kamut, buckwheat, mung beans, red and green lentils. Topped with a sprinkle of turmeric, chia and sesame seeds.

No one would want to eat a plain, dry cereal mix for every meal, for every day of their lives. This includes your bird. Nothing beats fresh whole foods for your parrot’s health. A wide variety of grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits provide not only good nutrition, but also is great enrichment for our parrots.  Make meals healthy, fun and interesting for them, even better, eat it with them.

Spicy Moroccan Chickpea Salad (for pampered parrots)

moroccan salad 1Ingredients:
1 cup cooked grains
1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/2 of a diced, cooked sweet potato
2 cups diced raw veggies
2 cups chopped fresh organic kale
very small thin slice of diced cantaloup
2 raspberries chopped up finely

1 cup cooked grains: kamut and rye mix (soaked for 12 hours, boiled for 40 minutes. 1/2 cup dry makes 1 cup cooked)
1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (soaked for 12 hours, boiled for 1 1/2 hours.
1/4 cup dry makes a 1/2 cup cooked)
1/2 of a sweet potato (diced, then boiled for about five minutes till tender)
2 cups raw diced veggies (used 3/4 cup raw summer squash, 3/4 cup raw zucchini, 1/4 cup cucumber and 1/4 orange bell pepper)

Spice mixture:

1 tbs fresh grated ginger root
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes
1/2 tsp turmeric
3 tbs water
Mix together and gently boil on low heat for a minute or two.

Add the spice mixture to the cooked (and cooled) grains and chickpeas, mix well. Stir in cooked (and cooled) sweet potato. Then mix in the raw veggies, raw kale and fruit. Serve quickly to hungry, squawking parrots.