Parrot Chop

There is no real recipe for making chop, it's all about making food in a large batch and then freezing it in single day serving sizes. And because the produce is finely chopped in a food processor, parrots are not able to pick out and eat their favourite things. Even picky eaters get a much better diet! Chop can be made from any parrot safe vegetables. The list below is just an example of some of the things you can add to your chop.

Dry Ingredients, which are added first oatmeal flakes and flax seed etcetera

Cooked Ingredients are rice, pasta, split peas, quinoa and lentils

Frozen Ingredients are sweet corn

Fun things you can add in are pecan, walnut or almond pieces, pomegranate seeds and lightly cooked cranberries

Food processor items are kale, sweet mini-peppers, chard, jalapenos, brussel sprouts, carrots, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, parsley, different coloured peppers, sweet potatoes, sugar snap peas, green beans , spinach.... Remember any safe vegetables can be used and also use the seeds from peppers and jalapenos.

Posted by AdminJohn on 2019-11-16

Fruit Loaf

  • 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.

Posted by AdminJohn on 2019-10-09

Sweet Potato Balls

  • 1 Large sweet potato
  • Parsley
  • Oatmeal flakes
  • 1 cup of Quinoa
  • 2 Carrots
  • 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.

Posted by AdminJohn on 2019-10-03

Parrot Ice Pops

Make a cup of fruit herbal tea and let it cool (make sure it's one that's parrot safe) once cooled, pour into an ice cube tray and add a piece of fruit that's safe for parrots. Cut a lollipop stick or a spatula in half and push it into the fruit, pop the filled ice cube tray in the freezer. When completely frozen, let them stand for a few minutes before giving to your parrot. These are delicious for us humans too and can be enjoyed on hot days.

Posted by AdminJohn on 2019-10-03