Question

Give me some Lovebird Recipes?

Recipes that can be cooked.

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Here's some recipe you may want to try

"Quinoa Breakfast of Champions"

Quinoa (pronounced "keen-nwa") is a South American grain that is high in protein, calcium, and phosphorous. Probably the most nutritious grain in the world, it is an excellent food for parrots, either sprouted and served raw, or cooked, as in this recipe. It is available in most health food stores as a bulk grain.

1 cup quinoa

2-3 cups water

Corn kernels

Chopped carrots

Raisins and/or dried apples (unsulphured, found in health food stores)

Cinnamon stick

Boil 2 cups of water, add quinoa. Cook for 10 minutes, then add veggies and dried fruit. Cook another 5 minutes or until the quinoa grain is clearish and has a tiny tail sprouting from it. You may have to add a little more water if it gets too dry too quickly. Let cool. Serve. You can put almost any veggies or fruits in this recipe.

This recipe comes from the kitchen Parrot Parrot. Lovebirds adore this grain and even the most stubborn eaters will be tempted! Add a star of anise at the end of cooking to further entice them.

"Birdie Bread"

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup yellow corn meal

2 tsp baking power

3/4 tsp salt

? tsp baking soda

1 Tbs sugar

2 eggs with shells

3 Tbs oil (your preference)

1 cup buttermilk

Grease an 8" pan with Pam. Mix dry ingredients. Wash eggs then pulverize in blender. Mix in oil and buttermilk, then mix in dry ingredients. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut into small squares and freeze.

Variations: Fruits, veggies, peppers, nuts, etc. can be added to the mixture if you like.

This recipe comes from the kitchen of June DiCiocco of Hideaway Farms in South Carolina. She breeds Sun Conures, Finches, Conures, Pacific Parrotlets, and Severe Macaws. She says that conures particularly love this birdie bread.

"I Yam What I Yam"

(six servings)

Yams are an excellent source of vitamin A. The corn is a good addition because most birds will eat corn, and the yam mixture sticks to it, so they get to learn how to like yams if they're wary of new foods. The yogurt gives them not only calcium, but acidophilus and bifidus, both excellent fighters of yeast infections! This is a great recipe for birds that are feeding their young. It's easy to digest and regurgitate for babies.

2 Medium/Large Yams

1/4 c Raisins (unsulphured)

1 tsp. Butter (optional-but does have things a bird needs!)

? tsp. Pumpkin spice

? c Corn

1/4 c Nonfat Yogurt (preferably organic)

Cut yams into quarters then boil until soft. Drop in raisins for the last 5 minutes of boiling. Cool. Peel off skins. Put peeled yams back in pot and mash, adding butter and pumpkin spice. Add back raisins and corn and mix into the yams. Serve in glass bowls for maximum visual stimulation ;->. Put a dollop of nonfat yogurt on top of each serving.

Warning: Do not leave this food in the cage for more than 2-3 hours, especially on a hot day.

This recipe comes from the kitchen of Parrot Parrot,, Los Angeles, California. Lovebirds, Amazons, Budgies, Senegals, and Parrotlets have tested and approved it.

Go to this site for MORE parrot recipes!

http://www.parrotparrot.com/birdhealth/r…

The site is also good on how to CARE for your parrot.

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