Recipe by Sandi
"These are an excellent staple to have; when you need a quick treat, just defrost a few of these balls. Aside from softening the sweet potato in the microwave, this recipe does not require you to do any cooking at all. It's a relatively simple recipe you can make that will provide with a big batch of treats that freeze well. The fresh fruits and/or vegetables are especially nutritious for your bird, and the cereal give the balls a pleasant crunch."
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frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 1/2 cups
quick-cooking oatmeal, corn flakes, granola, or similar cereal
This is one of those recipes I feel very stupid for making and reviewing before seeing what I was making it other then for a photo. SO laugh all you want because I am. SO, I did not clue in....this was a recipe for a bird. Yes, I didn't pay attention to the bird word in the recipe title. AND yes I did try it, on a personal note, it wasn't bad, it wasn't great either, it was okay. Then I'm sitting here wondering, why, am I doing this...this way?! And that's when I read, what this recipe was why it was....my husband has laughed at me all evening. And it's okay, I'm laughing too. Because I don't have a bird. So as a friend suggested, I'll freeze these and break them in pieces for the birdies that visit my property over the winter. I'm sure they will love it....and I added millet seed to some of them they were easy to hold shape. But great recipe for birds...I tell you ;-)
My macaw loves these! I used mixed tropical fruit bits instead of just raisins and added some chopped walnuts - he ate 3 of them while I was still rolling them and declared them to be "gooooood yum!" - his highest compliment. These will be a staple in his diet. Thanks for a great recipe.
My cockatoo loves these and I love that I can customize them with whatever bird friendly food I've got on hand. I've made them with corn, peas, applesauce, granola, you name it! It makes a lot and is so much cheaper than nutriberries, plus I like knowing what is in it and that there's no preservatives. I microwave a ball for 10 seconds just to take the chill of the refrigerator off of it and my bird grabs for it as soon as it hits his cage.
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