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Nathan.    0

Hey B)

 

I've seen a few members on here make their own seed bells, blocks, or other shaped hanging seed treats. They are like honey sticks. I would love to know how to make some for my birds!

 

So, can anyone please share how to here? Please list the ingrediants, and anything else. Step by step would be the most benficial please! :D

 

Thanks a bunch guys ^_^

 

Nathan. :D

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SEED BELLS

 

Ingredients

small terra-cotta pots

microwave-safe plastic wrap or plastic oven bag

length of firm wire (coat-hanger type is fine)

birdseed of your choice (measure it dry in your chosen pots to gauge amount needed)

two egg whites per cup of birdseed (or thereabouts)

 

Method

Beat egg whites until white and fluffy but still liquid - you're not making a meringue. Prepare pots by lining them with microwave-safe wrap or oven bag. Bend the end of the wire that goes into the seed bell into a closed loop (so that birds and/or leg rings can't get caught on it when most of the bell has been eaten).

Mix beaten egg whites and bird seed in a bowl until all seed is coated, then spoon the mix into the prepared pots, patting it down firmly. Push the uncoiled end of the wire through center of mix in pot then out of the drainage hole until looped end rests flat on top of mixture, then push loop slightly into mixture.

Place on an oven shelf set high enough to allow wire to hang free. Cook for approximately 60 - 90 minutes in a very cool oven or longer if pots are larger size. The important thing is not to burn the mixture and slow cooking is needed to set it firmly. Cooked bells will slip easily from pots, peel away the plastic wrap while they're still warm but don't handle the wire until it has cooled. Using a pair of pliers, twist exposed wire end to form a hook for hanging in the aviary.

Handy tip - Sometimes if you use large seeds in your mixture, the widest part of the bell which is exposed during cooking will become slightly crumbly. This only happens for a centimeter or two, but if they are to be given away, and you want a less 'rustic' appearance, just spoon the mixture into the pot as usual, but mix another beaten egg white with seeds of last few centimeters and cook as instructed above. This extra 'adhesive' keeps the top layer very firm.

 

 

 

BIRD BARS

 

Ingredients

3 ounces uncooked quick oats

3 ounces TOTAL other cereals:

- Shredded wheat crumbled

- Grapenut cereal

1 cup evaporated skim milk

1 cup applesauce (no sugar added)

1/2 cup reduced calories margarine, melted

1 cup TOTAL of the following mix:

- Chopped nuts (unsalted)

- Raisins, dates, dried fruit

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

 

Method

Preheat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, combine cereals; add other ingredients and mix well. Spray 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Bake for 30 minutes (until tester inserted in center comes out clean).

Remove from pan and let cool on rack. Cut into 16 bars. Wrap each bar in plastic and freeze. Break one bar in pieces appropriate to bird size! This recipe is good for people too!

 

 

 

BIRD BREAD RECIPE

 

Ingredients

2 Cups finely ground pellets

1 Very ripe banana

1/3 Cup wheat germ oil

1/3 Cup vegetable oil

6 Large eggs

2 Heaping tablespoons of canned pumpkin

1 Heaping tablespoon of applesauce

1 Cup of mixed vegetables

1 Cup of cooked or canned pinto beans

1 Cup boiled brown rice

2 Cups corn meal

4 Tablespoons baking powder

1 Teaspoon Spirulina (concentrated carotene)

 

Method

Mix the first five ingredients in a food processor until you have a fine blend. Add the next two ingredients and continue to process. Pour entire mixture into a large bowl and add the vegetables, beans, rice, corn meal and baking powder, Spirulina and stir. The mix should be the consistency of cornbread. If it's too dry, add the liquid from the pinto beans. If there isn't enough liquid add water. When you have the desired consistency pour into a 13x9 inch baking pan.

Bake the bread at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes or until done. To test your bread insert a toothpick in the middle of the pan. If it comes out clean the bread is ready. Make several pans at once so you can freeze the loaves and use them as needed. Sprinkle vitamins on the bread and crumble it before serving. Good vitamins to sprinkle are: Wheat Grass powder.!

 

 

MINERAL BLOCKS

 

Ingredients

equal parts of,

Plaster of Paris (available at craft shops or Pharmacy)

Calcium Carbonate

Garden lime

 

Method

Mix these together with enough water to make mixture similar to pouring custard (don't have it too wet). Pour into containers/moulds and add a piece of wire shaped like a U. Have about 2" protruding from the top, this is used to attach the block to something in the aviary. For moulds you can use :- Plastic cups, muffin tins, empty fast food containers. Allow to dry before removing from the mould.

You can also add your own vitamin or minerals or maybe a little grit to this mix. Note : the calcium MUST be "calcium carbonate".

 

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Here also is some seed blends

 

Finch Mix

1 part canary seed

1 part hemp (if available)

1/2 part white millet

1/2 part Siberian millet

 

Mix and store in containers.

 

Canary Mix

7 parts canary seed

2 parts rape seed

1/2 parts oat groats

1/2 part flax

 

Mix and store in containers.

 

Parakeet Mix

2 parts white millet

3 parts canary seed

1 part hemp (if available)

1/2 part oat groats ( for winter )

 

Mix and store in containers.

 

Cockatiel Mix

1 part canary seed

1 part white millet

1 part hemp (if available)

1 part safflower

1 part sunflower

 

Mix and store in containers.

 

Small Hookbill Mix

1 part canary seed

1 part white millet

2 parts safflower

1 part sunflower

1 part hemp (if available)

1 part oat groats

 

Mix well and store in containers.

 

Large Hookbill Mix

1 part canary seed

1 part white millet

1 part safflower

2 parts sunflower

1 part hemp

1 part oats (whole)

1 part peanuts

1 pkg. Sun Maid Fruit Bits

 

Mix and store in container.

 

For Parents Only

1 part peanut hearts

1 part hulled pumpkin seed

1 part hulled sunflower seeds

1 part hulled millet

 

Mix together and store in airtight container. This mixture is great to feed parents who are feeding young. It is a fast source of food and they eat it very well.

 

Mineral blocks

 

"Most mineral blocks on the market are hard. Here is a basic recipe you can work

with. Plaster-of -Paris is the hardening element. Try adding less of the plaster-of-

Paris than the recipe calls for.

2 cups plaster-of-paris

1 tablespoon calcium phosphate

1/4 teaspoon iodized salt

1/4 cup blue mineral grit

1 tablespoon of trace minerals

Trace minerals can be obtained from a veterinary supply house. The calcium phosphate

can be purchased from a pet shop or supply house.

Mix the above ingredients with just enough water to make a very thick paste. The

mixture is then poured into ice cube trays until it starts to set up. While it is still

soft, bend a piece of wire into a (u) shape. Place the wire down in the center of the

cube. After drying hard, the wire will make it possible to fasten the mineral block to

a wire cage. Make sure blocks dry completely before using."

Plaster of Paris is a synthetic, man made material, which is composed essentially of

plaster or plastic. It is often used to make the non cement walls of garages or

basements. The material is non toxic and will not harm the birds if they chew/eat off

of your mineral block. Plaster of Paris is a stable material, so the mineral block

will be sturdy for your birds to use.

 

 

 

 

Treat Sticks

 

 

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and place a foil lined cookie sheet inside it

 

Ingredients:

1 cup mixed seed/pellets

1 tsp. honey (or use corn syrup and it works just as good )

2 tsp. smooth peanut butter

1 egg

1 tsp. unflavored gelatin (knox)

 

Put honey,egg,and peanut butter in a bowl and mix very well. A wire whisk works

best. WHILE STIRRING (important, otherwise you will have lumps) sprinkle gelatin over

the mix. Stir well again. Add the seed/pellets to the mix and stir to coat. Let the

mixture set up for a minute or so, then pack into hollow of the of wooden spoons or around a

stick it takes some patience to get it to stick to the stick but it will work. Put

them in the oven as you make them. If you use large eggsyou can put in a little more

seeds. Measurements do not have to be exact. Experiment with the seed mixture add

chopped dried fruits, vegatables, nuts, chili peppers, or bits of cuttle bone without

the shell. Bake for about 45 minutes at 300 degrees they will just be a little brown.

Enjoy

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BUDGIE BROWNIES

1 cup cornmeal

1 tsp. finely ground cuttlebone

1 cup hulled millet

2 tbsp. liquid honey

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 eggs

2 tbsp. raw wheat germ

4 egg yolks (for larger birds add 1/2 cup peanuts)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Pat into a greased and floured baking dish.

 

Bake for 30 minutes or until firm (if edges start to get too brown, cover with foil).

 

Cool and cut into small squares.

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Just adding AAEBUDGIE'S RECIPE.....

 

Ingredients:

3 cups of Oats

1/2 cup of Processed Bran

1/2 cup of Wheat Germ

1/2 cup of Egg and Biscuit

4 Carrots

6 hard boiled Eggs

6 Endive leaves OR

Bunch of Parsley

 

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.

Put hard boiled eggs including the shell in food processor then add processed egg to dry mixture

Finely cut carrots then blend in the food processor.

Add carrots to dry mix.

Finely chop endives and/or parsley (we usually alternate between the endives and parsley every few days)

Add chopped endives/ parsley to mix.

Mix well.

The mixture can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. We lessen the recipe as needed, but we feed morning and night with the soft food, so we do tend to go through a lot.

 

We also supply our birds with eucalyptus branches and leaves twice a week, fed in the morning after their first big morning feed and the leaves are taken out a few hours before lights out to ensure chicks are fed seed and soft feed for the night.

 

Hope this helps. It sure has inproved the crops on our little ones.

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RAVENGYPSY'S WORLD FAMOUS "BUDGIE BEAN SOAK"

 

 

Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup dried split peas*

1/2 cup dried lentil beans*

1/2 cup dried small white beans*

1/2 cup dried navy beans*

 

*Note: you can also substitute the above with 3 cups of basic dried "bean soup mix" but do not use any that have added seasoning or sauces.

 

1/4 cup wild rice

1/4 cup dried popcorn kernels (un-popped, not microwave type!)

2 boiled eggs (smashed with shell crushed for added calcium)

1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots)

1/4 cup raisins

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp cod liver oil

1 cup bird seed of choice

1 cup chopped fresh parsley (or non-toxic herb of choice)

 

(Feel free to improvise with any other healthy ingredients your bird enjoys when available)

 

 

 

 

Cooking Directions:

 

Place dried beans, rice and popcorn in a container with approx 2 cups of water. Cover and soak overnight (6-12 hours). After soaking, drain mixture & rinse. Put in a pot and cover about 1-2 inch's over with warm water. Cover and boil for 20 minutes, then rinse.

 

Separately boil 2 eggs. Mash the eggs into a nice crumble with the shells crushed. Mix the bird seed with the apple cider vinegar and cod liver oil together well, ensuring a nice coating on all the seeds. Add the mashed eggs, bird seed, frozen veggies (thawed), raisins, and fresh herbs to the cooked bean mix and allow mixture to cool before serving.

 

Storage:

 

Store any extra cooked mix in the freezer using old egg cartons, ice trays, or freezer bags. When ready to serve, remove the amount needed and allow mixture to thaw. You can optionally add dehydrated or fresh fruit/veggies to the mixture prior to serving. I usually add chopped spinach leaves, copped broccoli, grated carrots and diced apples when available.

 

You can store the thawed mixture in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Any unused/unrefrigerated mixture should be discarded after 8-10 hours. I usually place in cage in the morning and remove mid-evening to allow birds enjoyment for their morning and early-evening feeding times.

 

 

Note: This is a high-protein, low-fat meal that can be served in addition to a bird's normal daily diet of seed/pellet mix. It should not repleace their normal food!

 

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a photo of the Budgie Bean Soak....

 

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added picture to FAQ used http from this picture didn't not upload to BBC server

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A couple of weeks ago, l bought some beak appetit for my budgies and l thought that instead of buying this product for them why not make it myself. so l read the ingredients and l came up with this;

 

l used frozen veggies that where already chopped.

- carrots

- corn

- green beans

- peas

- broccoli

(you can add any type of veggies that your budgies like)

next time, l'm going to add some sweet potatoes.

 

l also added some cooked grains;

- oats

- barley

- cracked wheat.

- couscous

 

l added some;

- crushed finely eggshells

when l serve this to my birds l add sometimes egg/biscuit mix too.

store bought beak appetit

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homemade

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after l mixed all the ingredients together, l put the mix into ice trays to freeze them. l also put away a small amount of the mix to keep in the fridge for a few days.

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l put the trays in my freezer overnight. l ran them under some hot water so they would easily come out of the tray.

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l then put them in lockable freezer bag.

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to serve, l take one cube and unthaw it. since l only have 2 budgies l only give them half and l put the other half into the fridge for the next time. l serve this to my budgie every second day, the other days l give them fresh food.

here is a picture of one of my budgies enjoying their meal. it is hard for me to capture them eating it, as soon as they see my camera they fly away ;)

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Raven's Birdie Bread Recipe

 

I find that my breeding pairs love the basic recipe for feeding young chicks, and I put this in the cage at night. But the non-breeding budgies enjoy it as a nice treat. Can also be used for larger birds!

 

1 cup cornmeal or polenta

2 tsp. finely ground cuttlebone

1 cup millet/seed

2 tbsp. honey

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 eggs

4 egg yolks

1/4 cup of soaked pellets or baby bird formula/starter

2 tsp peanut oil or linseed oil (substitute vegetable oil if necessary)

1/4 cup of fresh fruit juice

Optional:

1/2 cup of vegetables, fruits, or nuts (diced, mashed, grated or crushed)

1/2 cup of Wheat Germ 3 tbsp. cut oat groats

 

 

Mix the ingredients and pour into 1 medium or 2 small flour-coated bread loaf tins. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool, then cut into slices and serve.

 

You can store the unused bread in a sealed container with a small slice of bread to keep the moisture.

 

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Avian Lollipops

 

untreated twigs or lollipop sticks

1/2 cup seeds

1/2 cup nuts

1/2 cup dried fruit

1 egg

honey.

These can be made to suit any size of type of bird, just by altering the size and ingredients used. You can use any sort of firm twig for the stick, just make sure it is clean and free of toxins. Preheat the twigs or sticks by arranging them on a cookie or baking sheet. Place them in the oven. Then turn the oven to 150 degrees (or its lowest setting) and leave the sticks inside to heat.

While the sticks heat up, add the seeds, nuts, and fruits to a small mixing bowl. Crack the egg into the bowl then mix everything together until the egg is completely incorporated into the mixture and all the ingredients are coated and are sticking together.

Once the sticks are hot, remove them from the oven. Turn the heat up to about 200 degrees. Let them cool just enough so that you can handle them safely, but they are still very hot. Form lollipops by taking tablespoon sized clumps of the mixture, and forming them into balls around the hot sticks. For smaller birds, you can make smaller balls, and pet owners with larger birds may wish to make larger balls.

Place the lollipops back onto the cookie or baking sheet and place them into the oven. Bake them for about 20-30 minutes, or until the lollipops are toasted. Remove the lollipops briefly and, using a pastry or basting brush, brush honey over the entire surface (the stick and all) or each lollipop. Once they are all coated, return the sticks to the oven and bake for bout 5 minutes more. Remove the lollipops and allow them to cool completely. Serve to your pet once they are cool, or store them in an airtight container until ready to use.

 

 

Birdie Breakfast Cereal

 

1/4 cup instant oatmeal

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1/4 cup chopped fruit (your choice)

Add the oatmeal to a small, microwave-safe bowl. Then add just enough water to cover the oatmeal. Place the bowl into the microwave and cook it on the highest setting for about 1 minute. After the minute is up, remove the bowl (carefully!) and stir the oatmeal until all the water is absorbed and the oatmeal is soft and cooked through.

Add the peanut butter, and stir it in until the peanut butter melts and is completely dissolved into the oatmeal. Finally stir in the fruit. Then let the mixture sit until is has cooled considerably. When the mixture is cool to the touch, and is no longer steaming at all, stir it again and serve it to your pet. Makes 1 serving, but for smaller birds you can keep any > leftovers in the refrigerator until ready to use.

 

 

Soft Food Stew

1 cup corn kernels

1 cup dried beans

1 cup brown rice

1 cup fruits or nuts

cinnamon, cloves, ginger (season as needed).

This mixture is very similar to the popular prepared ones, but is much less expensive. It can also be tailored to fir your pet’s individual taste preferences. It has a very soft texture, for easy feeding and digestion. Prepare the corn or popcorn and the beans by soaking them the night before. Add the popcorn and the beans to any medium sized pan. Fill it with just enough tap water to fully cover the vegetables. Cover it with a lid, plate, or anything you have handy. This will prevent dirt and debris, and insects from falling or crawling into the pot.

The next morning, uncover the pot and place it over medium heat. Cook the water until it begins to boil softly. Allow the corn and beans to cook for several hours, while watching the pan carefully to avoid it bubbling over. Stir it every once it awhile to prevent burning or sticking. You will need to add water to the pot several times, as the corn and beans will absorb the water and will plump up considerably. Cook the corn and beans until the corn has more than doubled in size, and the beans are fork tender.

As the corn cooks, in a separate saucepan, cook the brown rice according to the package directions. Also add any optional ingredients that you are using to cook along with the rice. Do not add the cinnamon, cloves, or ginger yet. Compensate by using a bit more water, as needed.

The rice should take approximately 1 half hour to an hour to cook. It should be plumped and tender when done cooking. Also check to see that your optional ingredients are soft, as they may take longer to cook. When everything is done cooking, drain it completely. As the corn and beans finish cooking, drain them as well. Then in a large mixing bowl, or other container, mix all of the cooked ingredients. Stir them together with a large spoon or other utensil. Also add the cinnamon, cloves, and/or ginger if you want to include these spices. Blend completely. If desired, mash the ingredients into smaller pieces.

Divide the mixture into individual or daily sized portions, in seal-able plastic bags. Freeze until ready to use. To serve, let the mixture thaw, or place it in the microwave for faster thawing. When using the microwave, make sure the mixture is cool before serving to your pet. Do not let the food sit in your bird’s dish long enough to spoil; remove any leftovers promptly. Suitable for: Medium-Sized, and Larger Birds.

 

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Homemade Egg and Biscuit

 

2 ounces cornflour

1 pinch salt

2 tablespoons peanut oil

2 kilos self raising flour

6 eggs, beaten

4 fluid ounces water

 

Mix all ingredients into a firm dough, roll out to fit a flat baking tray.

Spray tray lightly with safe cooking oil spray.

 

Cook in a moderate oven until pale brown.

 

Allow to cool and than crush the cooked mixture in a blender until crumbled.

 

Store in a airtight container and feed to birds as required.

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Mineral blocks

 

"Most mineral blocks on the market are hard. Here is a basic recipe you can work

with. Plaster-of -Paris is the hardening element. Try adding less of the plaster-of-

Paris than the recipe calls for.

2 cups plaster-of-paris

1 tablespoon calcium phosphate

1/4 teaspoon iodized salt

1/4 cup blue mineral grit

1 tablespoon of trace minerals

Trace minerals can be obtained from a veterinary supply house. The calcium phosphate

can be purchased from a pet shop or supply house.

Mix the above ingredients with just enough water to make a very thick paste. The

mixture is then poured into ice cube trays until it starts to set up. While it is still

soft, bend a piece of wire into a (u) shape. Place the wire down in the center of the

cube. After drying hard, the wire will make it possible to fasten the mineral block to

a wire cage. Make sure blocks dry completely before using."

Plaster of Paris is a synthetic, man made material, which is composed essentially of

plaster or plastic. It is often used to make the non cement walls of garages or

basements. The material is non toxic and will not harm the birds if they chew/eat off

of your mineral block. Plaster of Paris is a stable material, so the mineral block

will be sturdy for your birds to use.

 

 

Really catched my attention , here in the philippines they are selling calcium block $US.40 cents each .

And this will definitely be an addition to my savings if I will be the one to make my own calcium block

 

may sound silly but ,

Is it okay to replace Plaster of paris with white cement?

If not , what other hardening material can I use to replace plaster of Paris?

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My Soft Food Recipe...

 

Don't tell any one, it's a secret. :)

 

 

Veggie Mix:

 

1 carrot

1 medium size beetroot

1 bunch curly paisley

two handfuls of Baby Spinach leaves.

 

Place in a blender with a table spoon of Pentivite and a 1/2 tablespoon of probotics (type with garlic is the best).

Blend until chunky not smooth. You might have to do it in batches and then mix together.

Put into an air tight container and place in the fridge. (should be about a litre of mix)

 

When ready to use:

 

1 Tablespoon. Whole Egg Powder

1 Tablespoon of Finch soft food. (Paswell I think) it's 30% protein.

8 tablespoons of Veggie mix.

10ml Calcivite

1 cup hulled oats

2/3 cup of Budgie starter. (Might need more if the veggie mix is very wet)

 

This makes up about a litre of soft food.

 

I give a table spoon per breeding cabinet two tablespoons per four chicks in the nappy cage. What's left over is divided to the flights.

 

Feed this in the morning and night.

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My Soft Food Recipe...

 

Don't tell any one, it's a secret. :)

 

 

Veggie Mix:

 

1 carrot

1 medium size beetroot

1 bunch curly paisley

two handfuls of Baby Spinach leaves.

 

Place in a blender with a table spoon of Pentivite and a 1/2 tablespoon of probotics (type with garlic is the best).

Blend until chunky not smooth. You might have to do it in batches and then mix together.

Put into an air tight container and place in the fridge. (should be about a litre of mix)

 

When ready to use:

 

1 Tablespoon. Whole Egg Powder

1 Tablespoon of Finch soft food. (Paswell I think) it's 30% protein.

8 tablespoons of Veggie mix.

10ml Calcivite

1 cup hulled oats

2/3 cup of Budgie starter. (Might need more if the veggie mix is very wet)

 

This makes up about a litre of soft food.

 

I give a table spoon per breeding cabinet two tablespoons per four chicks in the nappy cage. What's left over is divided to the flights.

 

Feed this in the morning and night.

 

Might want to go careful with the Parsley there Daz. It contains fairly high levels of Oxalic Acid at a rate of 1.70g per 100g of Parsley.

Although most veggies have small amounts, Parsley has the most of all of them.

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Might want to go careful with the Parsley there Daz. It contains fairly high levels of Oxalic Acid at a rate of 1.70g per 100g of Parsley.

Although most veggies have small amounts, Parsley has the most of all of them.

I have heard the same thing about parsely too.

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is paisley and parsley the same thing? I've not seen paisley in the shops...

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is paisley and parsley the same thing? I've not seen paisley in the shops...

 

:fear um yep dats da one :unsure:

 

High in iron. Try working out how much they actually get? Most of the soft food is Budgie starter, Hulled oats and calcivet.

The vegie mix is a small amount. 8 Tablespoon.

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My Soft Food Recipe...

 

Don't tell any one, it's a secret. :unsure:

 

 

Veggie Mix:

 

1 carrot

1 medium size beetroot

1 bunch curly paisley

two handfuls of Baby Spinach leaves.

 

Place in a blender with a table spoon of Pentivite and a 1/2 tablespoon of probotics (type with garlic is the best).

Blend until chunky not smooth. You might have to do it in batches and then mix together.

Put into an air tight container and place in the fridge. (should be about a litre of mix)

 

When ready to use:

 

1 Tablespoon. Whole Egg Powder

1 Tablespoon of Finch soft food. (Paswell I think) it's 30% protein.

8 tablespoons of Veggie mix.

10ml Calcivite

1 cup hulled oats

2/3 cup of Budgie starter. (Might need more if the veggie mix is very wet)

 

This makes up about a litre of soft food.

 

I give a table spoon per breeding cabinet two tablespoons per four chicks in the nappy cage. What's left over is divided to the flights.

 

Feed this in the morning and night.

 

Might want to go careful with the Parsley there Daz. It contains fairly high levels of Oxalic Acid at a rate of 1.70g per 100g of Parsley.

Although most veggies have small amounts, Parsley has the most of all of them.

 

BUT it is high in iron but it's like everything everything sparingly, Breeders around here use it because of the iron content.

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budgie brew

 

1 tsp honey

 

1/3 cup oats

 

1/4 cup water

 

1/2 cup seed

 

dried or chopped fruit (your choice no rubarb)

 

method:

 

mix honey with water.

add to oats.

mix well.

add the seeds.

microwave for 4-5 mins.

add 2 table spoons of water.

microwave for another 1-2 min.

and cool.

 

serve!

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budgie brew

 

1 tsp honey

 

1/3 cup oats

 

1/4 cup water

 

1/2 cup seed

 

dried or chopped fruit (your choice no rubarb)

 

method:

 

mix honey with water.

add to oats.

mix well.

add the seeds.

microwave for 4-5 mins.

add 2 table spoons of water.

microwave for another 1-2 min.

and cool.

 

serve!

 

Sounds good, does it become like a seed bell?

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RIPbudgies    0

I was only pointing out that Parsley is very high in Oxalic acid compared to some other veggies. It is also high in Iron but no higher than Spinach and the Calcium content is extremely high at 165mg per 100g. However and maybe I should have made myself clear, Oxalic acid interferes with the absorption of Calcium. One must remember also that although one veggie has a certain amount of a particular vitamin/mineral when added to others you increase the level available.

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Pearce    0

This is what egg and biscuit is not supposed to look like

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Edited by Pearce

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**KAZ**    0
This is what egg and biscuit is not supposed to look like

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Never mind Pearce....most men dont know that 210 degrees C is too hot for egg and biscuit recipes. Better luck next time you try with a lower temperature.

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**KAZ**    0

Recipe for "Budgiecake"

2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup self raising flour, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 cup hulled oats, 1 cup growing mash, 1 cup meat meal, 1 teaspoon yeast powder, 1 tablespoon fine grit, 2 tablespoons powdered milk. Bake for 35 minutes at 180 degrees c in a preheated oven.

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GenericBlue    0
Recipe for "Budgiecake"

2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup self raising flour, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 cup hulled oats, 1 cup growing mash, 1 cup meat meal, 1 teaspoon yeast powder, 1 tablespoon fine grit, 2 tablespoons powdered milk. Bake for 35 minutes at 180 degrees c in a preheated oven.

 

1 cup growing mash

whats growing mash kaz

please :D

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