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Casey's Birdy Cookies

These are quick, easy, and cheap to make. They can be healthy treats depending on how you make them.

You need:

Seed mix
Egg


Optional/Ideal:
Pellets
Dried fruits or Dried veggies
Cinnamon
Safe spices
Eggshells
Honey (small amount)


The possible combinations of ingredients depends on what your birds like. For a sweet mix, i suggest dried fruit, cinnamon, fruity pellets, and honey. I would only add a touch of honey for flavour, as too much honey will make them too sugary to give daily.

NOTE: if you add pellets, do not add egg yolk, because the yolk is very high in protein and so are pellets. too much protein can damage the kidneys. remove the yolk from the egg whites with a spoon before mixing in the seed.

I have recently made this mix for my birds, and i did a picture tutorial to go along with this thread.


For my usual mix that is well liked by my birds, i added rosemary, cinnamon, raisons, craisons, pellets, and eggshells.


This is the tutorial:


Step one:

Place seed mix into a bowl, mix in dried fruits.




Step two:

Add in cinnamon and rosemary (can be substituted with other spices depending on preference)




Step three:

Add in pellets





Step four:

Remove yolk from egg white with spoon, gently, be careful not to break the yolk. Do this in a shallow dish. Then mix in the egg white into the seed mix. Discard the yolk.






Step five:

Mix the seed mix thoroughly, making sure the egg white coats every seed and pellet.




Step six:

The seed mix should be thick and evenly coated, not runny. If it is too runny, add more seed/pellets until the right consistency.




Step seven:

Place on baking sheet on alluminum foil with a spoon, making round "cookies" roughly 1-2 inches wide. Pat them together gently with spoon to make sure they are formed neatly. You can place seed mix inside cupcake papers for foraging fun as well.




Step eight:

Bake in oven at 375 F for 5-10 minutes, depending on your oven. Once dry and firm, the cookies are done. They should not be soft, if they are, they are not done baking. Gently remove them from pan when finished and let cool. Once cool, you can serve them to your birds. Put unused cookies into a sealed container and store in fridge.




Step nine:

Serve and let birds enjoy!!












NOTE: if you just feed pellets, you can use the pellets as the mix instead of seed, but follow the same instructions with the egg.



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Wow, that is awesome! Thanks for putting that all together for us. I definitely have to give it a try.

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They look delicious. Add milk to those and I could eat them myself

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they actually smell really good too, like really smell like cookies... its sad though, because cookies are banned in our house... they disappear too fast



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Thanks Casey, I'll give it a try.

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they look great , im going to make some this weekend

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They look great

I will try this sometime


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That's awesome! Thank you I've got another recipe coming up for when I'm next on the computer

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Casey, I FINALLY got around to trying to make these!

I did some for the conures and kakarikis, some for the lovebirds and cockatiels, some for budgies and finches and some for canaries they have gone down a STORM! They all love them so much thank you for sharing this!

Canary


Conures and Kakarikis


Budgie and finch


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they turned out great! im glad they love them, they're also great for foraging too



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That's what I've done with the kaks and the conures! I've put them in different places for them to get to and they're munching away at them now

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mine sometimes crumble apart, i use the crumbles in their foraging cups



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I found those clips you can use on cages and I popped one HUGE cookie for all the lovies and they've been mobbing it


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I will def b trying the recipe for my tiel as we havent started incorporating new things in his diet yet...hope he will like/love them...thanks for making this thread

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its a good way to sneak in some new foods



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I'm SO going to have to try this! Thank you!!!



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mine are sticking to the tray and crumbling - but from a batch of 8 i got 5 good ones

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So I made these cookies today! They smell so wonderful.
I put in mine: seed, pellets, rosemary, cinnamon, crushed almonds, and cuttle bone dust.
Here is a picture of them. I made seven, and they are all in Barbie cupcake papers, hehe. I hope Tigger likes them!!



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