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Readers Respond: Best Bird Treat Recipes

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Recipes for homemade bird treats are important -- we know that fresh foods are good for parrots and other pet birds, homemade treats are economical, and birds love them! Homemade bird treat recipes can also be a lot of fun to make, so why not share your kitchen secrets with other bird lovers? Submit your favorite bird treat recipe here and then take a look at what other readers are whipping up for their birds in their own kitchens. You may stumble across a new dish that your bird will love!


Wooden skewers are good to make fruit skewers. I also thread Cheerios onto uncooked spaghetti for a crunchy toy treat.

Birdie Fav

Hot dogs are bad for birds due to ingredients in them.
—Guest Linda

Popcorn for Lily

My cockatiel Lily loves popcorn to death while my african grey congo loves tacos stuffed with pasta! You can get creative too. What I do is put some of my bird's favorite foods together and they will love it! You can try this too if your bird is picky about its meals! HOPE THIS HELPED! see u! :D


My bird loves peanut butter and corn too! If I give her corn dipped in peanut butter u dont now how fast she liks it up.
—Guest lu lu5617

How To Make "Veggie Tacos"

One of the treats my cockatiel loves is "veggie tacos". You just take a taco shell, stuff it with veggies and fruits your bird likes and pour some pasta on (or maybe something else if your bird does not like pasta). You can also add corn flakes, cereal, and bread crumbs. My 'tiel Jazz also loves his taco with some cookies! Just add in it what your birds like, put it in their cage and watch them chow down!
—Guest Dr.Parrot

My Parrot's Fave Treats

My amazon parrot loves a lot of things....Popcorn, cereal, fruits and veggies, bread, eggs, toast, and mixed recipes. He also LOVES carrots! If you want to know more bird treat's recipes, then email me at Albertyu@hotmail.com
—Guest Birdy Birdy

Popcorn, and lots of it!

My two year old cockatiels Daisy and DJ just love popcorn to death! Whenever I carry home a bag o' popcorn you can be sure my two birds are the first ones to get to it.... They especially love the original flavored!
—Guest CaramelSwirl


The first thing that comes to mind for my little sun conure, Chili, is cereal! He loves "froot loops" to death! But sadly I also have a teddy dog at home and they fight over the treats. PS usually Chili wins, he is a fierce pecker!
—Guest cookie

Birdie Fave

Hot dogs are not good for people with all the additives, so definitely not good for birds. Give the bird chicken, they love that.


Really? MEAT?? I would never have thought of that! Do they eat carrion in the wild, then? I'm interested now! I'm off to google . . . .
—Guest The Dalai Farmer

Quinoa and Vegetables

I use either Quinoa or Basmanti and Wild Rice, cooked. Add cooked squash, raw grated carrot, fresh raw corn cut off the cob and other veggies that your bird likes. Mix in a small amount of roasted organic unsalted almond butter. Serve warm. Both my Lovebird and Sun Conure just love this recipe.
—Guest Patricia Cooper

Parrots diet

As with most pets, avoid feeding your parrot caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and salty foods for it may cause them certain unusual reactions that may lead to something you don't want to happen. http://petparrotsweb.com
—Guest siryoz0

Puffed Oat Treats

Both my birds love this! I string puffed oats (organic no salt or sugar) on a pipe cleaner. Then I rub the oats with a thin layer of nut butter, so that the pellets will adhere. Then I roll the strung oats in pellets (small size) and hang it in their cages. The sun conure will eat it just plain strung puffed oats and the lovebird seems to prefer eating it a while after I hang it. I think she prefers it not so sticky, so I suppose you could refrigerate it for an hour.
—Guest Patricia Cooper

Birdie fave!

I have a large bird from the Amazon, and he is very picky about food, so i got creative. I worked with some things he does like, meat and pasta. I skewered some hot dog slices with some angel hair pasta, then boiled them together. not only does Pepper (my bird) love them, i love them too!
—Guest kylie H

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