recipe ideas for a budgie-safe birthday cake? its jessies 1st birthday
my little jessie has her first birthday this month, in a couple weeks and id like to make her a small birthday cake
obviously it cant be the kind we humans eat
so i was wondering if anyone had any ideas on a recipe that will be easy to make so that i can mix it all together and make kind of like a cake-shape Pattie that i can put small carrot sticks in as 'candles'
i was thinking maybe making some mash and mixing in vegetables and mold it into a circular cake shape but im not sure if they can eat mashed potatoes
if it helps, her favorite foods are lettuce, grapes and blueberries and also she likes egg-food so im sure she'd like hard boiled eggs too., oh and she also likes crushed corn flakes or rice krispies
I found this recipe. Would be interested to get comments from experienced members.
Looks like you could maybe reduce the quantities or cut into 'treat' size and freeze for other special occasions/rewards?
I definitely wouldn't use every day though... Also note that hone-made juice would be better than 'sugar free', as this may mean artificial sugars (chemical 'stuff'-storm).
- Budgie Cupcakes -
1 Cup of seed and 1 Cup s/r sugar-free cornbread mix
1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of sugar-free juice
1/2 cup of water
Add ingredients together and mix with whisk or blender.
Put them in a greased cupcake tray, leave them in oven at 150 degrees for 10-20mins.
Then remove and let cool.
Once cooled put them in freezer in gladwrap or a bag if not being used straight away.
Optional extras: glaze honey on muffins once cooled and sprinkle nuts or fruit on top.
I'd go with a quinoa, or steel oats instead of mash, and mix in the favorites into it. If you make the quinoa or steel oats thick enough it should stick together. A little bit of honey mixed in won't hurt, but too much can.
cornbread is an option, but it's not all that healthy for our little ones. But it can be used as a treat.
thanks for all your suggestions guys, ive been thinking about all your different ideas and looked up some recipes online and ive come up with the following recipe.
can someone more experienced let me know if this is all ok for my budgie to eat?
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 large banana (mashed)
¼ cup blended/mashed apples
1 egg with crushed shell
½ cup water, or enough to form a thick batter
½ cup mixed seed, sesame, millet etc
½ cup chopped broccoli
- Mix/Blend all these ingredients together
- Place mixture into muffin tray
- Bake for 20-25 mins at 350 degrees.
Then sprinkle the top of the muffins with crushed rice krispies and unsweetened coconut flakes
im not sure if the quantities are quite right, they were just a guess but i think everything on that list is safe for them to eat? and i think that it should taste quite good?