Provides a healthy alternative for bird owners who choose to prepare their own bird food or those who give regular treats to their birds
Can be offered instead of table food to birds that like to eat at family mealtimes
Can be used to assist in converting birds to a formulated diet
Can be hidden as a foraging reward
Can be used as a vehicle for administering liquid medications
Provides an easy-to-use transition for hospitalized or boarding birds until acceptance of the appropriate formulated diet
Can be moistened and offered to birds that are feeding chicks as a soft food.
Can be used as a weaning food or a transition to a formulated diet.
Combine entire bag of mix with 2 whole organic eggs – no shell (remove yolk for less fat), 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) AVIx Sunshine Factor or other high quality organic vegetable oil, and 1 cup (235 ml) water. Fill greased bread pan or muffin tins and bake for 25-35 minutes.
Do not bake in nonstick (PTFE-coated) cookware, as the fumes are toxic to birds.
May make up to 30% of the daily diet.
If prepared with the addition of fruits, vegetables or nuts, Bird Bread should be considered a treat and fed only in limited quantities (no more than 10% of the daily food allotment when combined with all other treats).
Can be served warm or refrigerated for up to 72 hours and re-heated or served cold.
Some flavorings (vanilla, maple) or herbs can be added as long as they do not change the nutritional content.
Storage and Shelf Life
Because Bird Bread Mix contains not preservatives, some care is recommended for storage.
If the bag is opened, the top can be zipped closed or rolled down and closed with a chip clip for 4-6 weeks.
Bird Bread can be stored for 1 week in the refrigerator and 1 year in the freezer after baking.
Baked Bird Bread can be divided into portions, wrapped in plastic wrap and placed back in the original Harrison