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Food And Nutrition Post any questions you may have about your cockatiels diet here. Also feel free to share any cockatiel recipes you may know of.

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Old 12-02-2008, 08:39 PM
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I thought it would be neat to share one of our favorite bird recipes.

Here is Mr. Maggie's!

Mr. Maggie's Egg Stuff

1 large carrot (grated)
1 apple (grated)
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
6 mashed hard boiled eggs (with shells)
1 jar organic babyfood fruit and vegtable mix
1/4 cup fruit pellets
1/8 cup seed mix
1/4 cup juice or water

Mix all ingredients together. If too runny add more oatmeal if too thick add more juice or water. Make in to balls and freeze. Store in freezer safe container thawing individual portions as needed.
Serve warm to your birds. Fresh veggies and or rice can be added as per your bird's preference.
Mr. Maggie loves this recipe and will often get right in to it, needing a bath afterwards. (No one ever said cockatiels were neat eaters!)
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You could just put them in an ice cube tray for freezing then bag the cubes!
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You could just put them in an ice cube tray for freezing then bag the cubes!
That's a good idea! That's how I do my babyfood I do larger portions for big maggie though (ice cream scooped) and freeze them on a cookie sheet.
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Ok here's my bean mix:
I buy bags of dried beans for about $1.

1/2 cup pinto beans
1/2 cup navy beans (whits beans)
1/2 cup baby lima beans
1/2 cup Garbonzo Beans (chick peas)
1/2 cup lentils
1/2 cup split peas
1/2 cup barley

Soak all these overnight. next morning rinse soaked beans and return to the pot with the water level about 2 or 3 inches higher than the beans. Cook on stove top at medium heat for about 30 mins. Then add

1/2 cup wild rice

cook for an additional 20 mins then add

1/2 cup Quinoa
1/2 cup hulled millet (optional)

cook for an additional 20 min.

Turn off heat and allow to cool for about an hour. Hopefully the water will be completely absorbed at this point. Rinse and drain the add about two cups fruit pellets, or however many you think looks pretty. They will absorb some moisture and become soft. This makes a huge batch and you could certainly cut all the ingredients in half. I put the mixture into glad containers to freeze so I only have to do this once a month.
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Thanks for sharing the cool recipe! Angel will be trying some new foods soon!
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High Protien Birdy Bread
6 Oz. ZuPreem fruit blend pellets
2 cups cooked beans (Navy, lentils, garbanzo, pinto, etc)
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup reg. flour
3 eggs
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup raw carrots, chopped in blender
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup veg. oil

Cover pellets with hot water to soften. Mash. Add all dry

ingredients to pellets. Blend well. Puree beans, eggs, and

carrots in food processor or blender. Stir into dry ingred. to

make a thick batter. Add water as needed. Bake at 350

degrees 45-50 minutes. I bake these in the miniature muffins

pans so I don't have to cut and slice them. Freeze in

individual baggies.

Hope your birds enjoy it!
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This is a great thread. I'm confused though about how often you would feed these foods to the birds? Is this given instead of seeds and pellets, or in addition? Also, the recipes seem to make an awful lot of food. Do you all have a lot of birds to feed that you make such big batches? I realize that it will go into the freezer but I doubt they want to eat the same thing over and over again so I am thinking that one would want to make several different recipes but it seems I would have it for a year in the freezer if I only have a couple of birds.
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This is a great thread. I'm confused though about how often you would feed these foods to the birds? Is this given instead of seeds and pellets, or in addition? Also, the recipes seem to make an awful lot of food. Do you all have a lot of birds to feed that you make such big batches? I realize that it will go into the freezer but I doubt they want to eat the same thing over and over again so I am thinking that one would want to make several different recipes but it seems I would have it for a year in the freezer if I only have a couple of birds.
I feed this daily in additon to pellets and seeds, usually in the morning. I have a friend who is a breeder and she feeds only fresh foods and pellets. Her birds have never had seeds. A very healthy diet!

It does make a lot of food and I do make up a few different kinds and freeze it. I have at this time 7 birds. 6 cockatiels and an amazon. I also give some to friends that have cockatiels and lovebirds as well as the foster homes where I have birds placed. You can always decrease the recipes if you have only a few birds.
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I give mine the bean mix every other day as a treat in the afternoon. They still have their seed and pellets. Since my recipe is the same amount of everything it's real easy to reduce. You could do it with a Tablespoon of each of the ingredients.
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I give mine the bean mix every other day as a treat in the afternoon. They still have their seed and pellets. Since my recipe is the same amount of everything it's real easy to reduce. You could do it with a Tablespoon of each of the ingredients.
I like that bean mix, I'll try it using 1/4 cup each at first.
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