Sun Conure Bird Bread

Regular bread doesn't offer enough to parrots

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Although whole wheat bread is fine for birds and parrots to eat sometimes as a treat in a well balanced diet, it is just plain bread. Goldie my Sun Conure loves bread, so I began looking into the various bird breads that are out there and to consider making some myself to help improve my Sun Conure’s diet.

Goldie my Sun Conure on occasion takes a regular piece of whole wheat bread, eats a few bites, and then tears up the rest of it into little pieces, throwing most of it on the floor. She really enjoys her bread, but I wanted to make it more nutritional for her as well as fun. Bird bread is a versatile thing to add to your parrot or sun conure’s diet.

 Harrison’s Bird Bread – Original Recipe makes great bird bread with corn, millet, and even bread that has hot peppers. This is great basic bird bread that you can actually add ingredients to yourself to individualize it for your own birds.

Momma’s Cafe Birdie Bread has seven different kinds of mixes and has a wide variety of ingredients. Goldie has tried the Harvest Load and loved the apples, and cranberries. I will be honest and say that I had a little taste also.

My recipe for bird bread is a little more work, but it can be customized for your bird’s particular preferences. Goldie for instance needs a bit of extra calcium hence the egg shells and she loves apple juice.

Easy Bird Bread for Sun Conures

In a 9 X 13 glass oven bakeware dish, or greased and floured bakeware (Never use non-stick cookware around birds)

1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 jar sweet potatoes, 1 jar carrot baby food
2 hardboiled eggs & shells included, chopped in food processor
2 eggs, raw (I use organic free range eggs)
½ cup of crushed pellets. I crush roudybush pellets
½ cup apple juice

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix ingredients. If it is too thick add a bit more fruit juice. Bake around 25 minutes until brown, cool, and cut into squares. Goldie prefers it a little crisper.

Other things to add include: chopped almonds, chopped dried fruit, raisins, green beans, fruit baby food, brown rice, pureed beans, orange juice, and broccoli. Substitute as needed.




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