1 Pkg. Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
2 Eggs (including shell)
Water (less fat than milk)
Mix together Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, 2 Eggs, and enough Water to make the mix slightly runny. I do not have a certain measurement for this. I add different things to the birdie bread that will require more or less water. You can throw in a handful of your parrotlets' seed into this bread, as well as fresh diced veggies and/or fruit. I prefer using 1-2 lightly greased muffin pans unless the batch is large enough to require a deep baking dish.
You can also make your own variations, even substituting some of the water for different types of baby food in the jar. You can pretty much use your imagination. If the foods are healthy for us, then they are usually great for birds as well. :)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes. They are done when you see it start to become golden brown and cooked through. You can insert a toothpick and it should come out clean.
Add After Baking:
1 Tbsp. Bee Pollen*
1 Tbsp. Spirulina**
Parrotlets love food that is 'bite-sized'. I have a Black and Decker One Touch Chopper that I use just for our birds. I take the birdie bread and put it in the chopper along with the Spirulina and Bee Pollen and chop everything into a very fine crumble. This is much easier for them to eat and they will not drop the pieces of bread as easily as they would if they were in larger chunks.
You can give your parrotlet a spoonful of this everyday, and freeze what you have leftover in a plastic zip lock bag.
Our baked version includes the following: Corn Muffin Mix, Spirulina, Bee Pollen, Wheat Grass, Eggs and Shells, Strawberries, Raisins, Mango, Shredded Carrots, Chopped Broccoli, Diced Walnuts, Peanut Butter, Gerber Baby Food, Applesauce, Cuttle Bone Shavings and a Variety of Seeds. Purchase $19.99 plus $4.95 shipping charge within the United States.
*Since parrotlets eat flowers in the wild, some people like to feed them bee pollen. Bee pollen is high in protein and amino acids. It is believed to promote healing and energy. It may also have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Bee pollen is also believed to enhance fertility and may help with feather picking as well.
** Spirulina and wheat grass powders are two supplements recommended to be used together for optimum benefit. Primarily used by breeders and exhibitors, Spirulina(tm) is the trade name for algae that is grown in the sea. It aids in digestion,strengthens the immune system and increases fertility. Spirulina(tm) also improves feather color and condition. Wheat Grass is used in conjunction with Spirulina(tm). Wheat Grass contains all essential amino acids as well as trace minerals. Both supplements can be beneficial to pet parrotlets for their feather conditioning and immune enhancing properties,especially when they are molting. Spirulina(tm) and wheat grass powder are also used to enhance fertility in breeding pairs. Added to hand-feeding formula, chicks grow up stronger and healthier, with a beautiful sheen to their feathers.