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I found this recipe for bird bread on the internet. Can someone check the ingredients to make sure all is well?
I assume theyre taking about quick oats when they say oatmeal. Im also assuming they mean cheddar cheese. For the baby food i bought sweet potato, carrots and peas. Thanks IMG_3795.png
 

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Oatmeal would be either quick oats or old fashioned oats usually. Old fashioned are less processed.

Jiffy cornbread mix is not my favorite as a base. Lard is one of the ingredients. I would instead simply use flour (I really like spelt for the birds, but really, whole wheat flour or something else you can find at any grocery store; even white is better) and a bit of baking powder if you absolutely need it. I don't use it in my breads; it's just to make it fluffier.

I would 100% skip the cheddar cheese, and I never add shells either.

Honestly this recipe is just all over the place.

A super simple recipe would be

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Applesauce, baby food, or one banana
1 egg
1 cup frozen mixed veggies (or your preferred add in)

Then bake at 350 in a greased 9x9 pan for 25ish minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
 
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Oatmeal would be either quick oats or old fashioned oats usually. Old fashioned are less processed.

Jiffy cornbread mix is not my favorite as a base. Lard is one of the ingredients. I would instead simply use flour (I really like spelt for the birds, but really, whole wheat flour or something else you can find at any grocery store; even white is better) and a bit of baking powder or baking soda if you absolutely need it. I don't use them in my breads; it's just to make it fluffier.

I would 100% skip the cheddar cheese, and I never add shells either.

Honestly this recipe is just all over the place.

A super simple recipe would be

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Applesauce, baby food, or one banana
1 egg
1 cup frozen mixed veggies (or your preferred add in)

Then bake at 350 in a greased 9x9 pan for 25ish minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Thanks, ill use your recipe. Ill use my sweet potato and carrot baby food instead of apple sauce. Im trying to get them to eat sweet potatoes and carrots . They won’t eat them plain.
 
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Bird bread is a great way to sneak in stuff like that for sure! :)
 

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I wouldn't use quick oats - the old-fashioned style that is organic and non-GMO is best. I use Bob's Red Mill. I don't know whether they are the best brand, but they are the ones I feel the most comfortable with.
 

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I wouldn't use quick oats - the old-fashioned style that is organic and non-GMO is best. I use Bob's Red Mill. I don't know whether they are the best brand, but they are the ones I feel the most comfortable with.
Thanks for your input. Much appreciated.
 

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Another idea if bird bread doesn't work is to try and make crackers using sweet potato puree. Something like this (though I would probably use a different oil than butter, maybe Red Palm oil for an additional beta Carotene source)


Or a pasta that includes it as an ingredient.

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Another idea if bird bread doesn't work is to try and make crackers using sweet potato puree. Something like this (though I would probably use a different oil than butter, maybe Red Palm oil for an additional beta Carotene source)


Or a pasta that includes it as an ingredient.

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That’s another great idea. Thank you! I need all the help i can get.
 

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Something to watch out with human products is you want to make sure they don't have a high iron content. A lot of cereals, baby food etc is fortified with iron and too much iron isn't good for parrots.
 

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Something to watch out with human products is you want to make sure they don't have a high iron content. A lot of cereals, baby food etc is fortified with iron and too much iron isn't good for parrots.
I've actually never found a veggie baby food puree that contained added iron! Baby cereal and formula already had it added, so I imagine it would put human babies at risk for an overdose, too.
 

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Something to watch out with human products is you want to make sure they don't have a high iron content. A lot of cereals, baby food etc is fortified with iron and too much iron isn't good for parrots.
Ill look out for that. Thanks. If i have to i suppose i could use mashed sweet potatoes and carrots. I was assuming baby food was pure. Silly me.
 

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I've actually never found a veggie baby food puree that contained added iron! Baby cereal and formula already had it added, so I imagine it would put human babies at risk for an overdose, too.
I just read the ingredients. Beech-nut brand. Says sweet potato and water. Doesn’t say about iron being added although it has iron in it. Iron(4% DV). Whatever that means. Is that a lot or not really?
Iron 2% in the carrots.
 

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I just read the ingredients. Beech-nut brand. Says sweet potato and water. Doesn’t say about iron being added although it has iron in it. Iron(4% DV). Whatever that means. Is that a lot or not really?
Iron 2% in the carrots.
That's just the amount that is naturally occuring in the vegetables :)
 

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That's just the amount that is naturally occuring in the vegetables :)
This iron thing kinda puts a damper on the one and only thing everyone agrees to love , Rice Chex. How much is too much?
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This iron thing kinda puts a damper on the one and only thing everyone agrees to love , Rice Chex. How much is too much?
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I don't know the safe amount, but I personally avoid cereals for that reason :(
 

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I don't know the safe amount, but I personally avoid cereals for that reason :(
Its a shame it has all that iron. Otherwise it has all kinds of good things in it.
 

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I just read the ingredients. Beech-nut brand. Says sweet potato and water. Doesn’t say about iron being added although it has iron in it. Iron(4% DV). Whatever that means. Is that a lot or not really?
Iron 2% in the carrots.
I think if it's naturally in food etc it's ok. And if it's not added to the baby vegetables that's great. Baby cereals, they add iron and people cereal usually has too much iron for parrots.
 

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I think if it's naturally in food etc it's ok. And if it's not added to the baby vegetables that's great. Baby cereals, they add iron and people cereal usually has too much iron for parrots.
I looked on the people cereal box. Tons of iron like you say. I guess they wont be getting that anymore. I never knew about iron being a problem . Makes me wonder how many bird issues are self inflicted from lack of knowledge.
 
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