550g wholemeal bread flour
350ml warm water or herbal tea
1 ripe banana
1 cup sultanas
( or substitute the above for any bird safe fruits of your choice)
Place flour, fruits and some of the liquid into a mixer and give it a good blitz, add more liquid as needed, it needs to be of a dough consistency.
Once blitzed and is of a dough consistency, remove from the mixer, place in a mixing bowl and let it rest for a few minutes, then knead for about 5 minutes on a lightly floured clean board.
Place in a silicon bread tin, cover with either a clean damp cloth or clingfilm and leave to rise in a warm place for a good 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, uncover and bake in a preheated oven at 220c for 30-35 minutes.
This can not only be enjoyed by your parrots but humans can eat it too and it can be frozen.
Banana Bar Treats
1 small ripe banana
1 cup porridge oats
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
2tbs mixed seed or millet
1/2 cup water
Blend all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
Spread the mixture on to a clean microwaveable plate.
Microwave on high heat for 3 to 3/12 minutes.
Remove from microwave and allow to cool.
Once cool, cut in to strips and serve.
This is not suitable for freezing but can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Sweet Potato Balls
These are quick and easy recipes for your parrot
1 Large sweet potato
1 cup of Quinoa
1 tbs Millet
1 tbs Hemp
Peel the carrots and sweet potato, boil them until soft, once done cook the quinoa in the boiling water that you used to cook the carrots and sweet potato, cover and simmer for roughly 15 minutes. You'll know when it's ready because it will look light and fluffy.
Mash the sweet potato and carrots, once mashed start mixing in the quinoa. Add millet, hemp and a good pinch of parsley, mix in well then allow to cool.
Once cool take a small amount and roll in to small balls, set them aside on a plate.
Take your oats and pour them in to a bowl, roll the balls into the oats to help them to stick. These can be served once they're fully cooled and can also be frozen.