Budgie Breakfast Recipes
Here are 25 great breakfast recipes for budgies.
1/2 cup cooked white or brown rice
1/4 cup dry monkey chow, ground in a blender
1/4 cup Sun Maid Fruit Bits, soaked overnight
Bag O' Bugs
Mix ingredients together and serve immediately.
Change at least twice a day to make sure birds doesn't digest any soured foods.
You can replace Bag O' Bugs with live insects. or not! yuck!
1 egg, with shell
1 splash of sugar-free fruit juice
1 tablespoon riccotta or cottage cheese
1/4 cup beans
3 tablespoon carrot, grated
3 tablespoon each of green pepper, broccoli, sweet corn, chopped
Mix all ingredients.
Microwave 2 minutes.
Prepare pancake mix per box directions.
Before cooking mix in remaining ingredients.
Make pancakes per box directions.
1/2 cup Beans or bean mix
1/2 ear of corn, cut off cob or equivalent amount of frozen corn
2 tablespoon squash (any kind) chopped into 1/2" cubes
1/2 small sweet potato (or yam) cooked and cut into 1/2" cubes
1 jalape?o pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg (or egg substitute)
1 tablespoon skim Ricotta cheese
small amount of mixed veggies, fresh or frozen
Soak beans for 1 hour before preparing.
Mix of above in a bowl.
Should be pasty consistence, but not runny.
Add water if necessary.
Spread on plate, and cover.
Cook in Microwave on High for 6 minutes.
Remove and break up with fork.
Sprinkle vitamins and mix well.
I usually grate some cheese on top for flavor.
veggies and fruit of choice
Mix together and make up waffles for Fids.
Freeze in single servings and pop in toaster for breakfast or dinner.
In a large pot, put 8 cups of water on stove to boil
Add right away
1/2 cup pearled barley
1/2 cup soft wheat berries
1/2 cup buckwheat groats
Bring to boil for about 20 minutes then add 1/2 cup bulgar wheat
1/2 cup whole grain rye
(if mix starts to dry up, just add more water and bring back to boil)
boil for about 10 minutes and add
1/2 cup millet
1/2 cup couscous
Cook another 5-10 minutes then remove from stove and cool
Stir in: 1/2 cup flax seed
I would freeze this cereal in portions.
Heat just before serving, and add cooked apple, cooked sweet potato, mashed pineapple, mashed banana, dried cherries, raisins, dried currents, dried coconut, etc.
As another meal, this same cereal mix can be added to cooked brown rice, cooked beans (red, white, lentils, kidney, garbanzo, etc) and pasta with a combination of veggies, such as corn, peas, broccoli, carrots, etc.
Any combinations are fine!
Budgie French Toast
4 slices day-old multigrain whole wheat breat
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
Stir in yogurt.
Coat bread with mixture.
Cook on skillet.
(You can also spread peanut butter on the toast, or sprinkle with dried fruit or millet or nuts)
Carrot Egg Food
2 carrot grated finely
2 hard boiled eggs
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
3 tablespoon Bag O' Bugs
Mix ingredients well.
Store in refrigerator
whole wheat bread
Mist lightly with warm water.
Sprinkle with cinnamon (no sugar).
Easy Egg food
3 boiled eggs and shells
1/2 cup Bag O' Bugs
1/2 cup Petamine
Mash eggs and shells well with a fork.
Add Bag O' Bugs and Petamine and combine.
Store unused portions in refrigerators.
Egg and Biscuit
An effective home made variation to buying egg and biscuit from stores is below.
1. Beat 1 egg in a bowl with a fork
2. Cook beaten egg in microwave til egg hard (1 min approx or til liquid gone)
3. Break up egg with fork into smpieces (fine mixing done with hands in step 5.)
4. Put egg and rice crumbs(1/2 cup approx) in a deep bowl (as mixing is a little messy)
5. Rub cooked egg into rice crumbs with two clean hands (similar to rubbing peanut butter into corn meal rub mix between thumb and fingers)
6. When a fine crumb mixture is formed, this should be enough for 2 small budgie bowls
They love to eat it warm.
Remember not to keep mixture in cage for more than 1 day as moist food breeds bacteria.
Tip Buy small plastic containers and store excess in freezer for up to 2wks.
Reheat in microwave for 1min, wait 5-10 for it to cool (check!) and give to birdies!
*Rice crumbs are an alternative to bread crumbs.
They make a better quality egg + biscuit, as they are finer and also do not create
Eight Grain Cereal
1 part oats
1 part brown rice
1 part corn
1 part soybeans
1 part hulled millet
1 part barley
1 part sunflower
1 part flaxseed
Mix grains together.
Heat three cups boiling water and add one cup mixture.
Cook til consistency of oatmeal.
This can be added to some of corn bread recipes! Sprinkle avian vitamins over cereal.
1 package Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 egg, including shell (wash egg and grind shell thoroughly)
1 tablespoon hummus
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 Cup sugar-free fruit juice or so
I dumped it in except for sugar-free fruit juice.
Mixed it up and then started to add sugar-free fruit juice.
Dumped it by 1/8 cup amounts onto a very hot cast iron pan.
Let it get dry on edges and bubbles on top and then flipped.
High Protein Egg Food
2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup sugar-free cornbread mix
1 cup Gerber high protein baby cereal
1/2 cup corn meal
1/4 cup wheat germ
Mix ingredients and keep in dry place.
Add three heaping teaspoons to one hard boiled egg.
Keep this mixture refrigerated.
Mash, It's What's For Breakfast
carrots (lightly steamed and raw)
fresh corn on cob (lightly steamed)
Put fruits into food processor except grapes.
Put seeds and oats into a bowl then add chopped fruit and whole grapes.
Cut steamed carrots into chips and cut corn into 4 to 5 pieces.
Put daily rations into zip-lock bags, add carrot chips and one corn block per bird to bag.
Put into freezer.
Defrost night before in fridge.
Remove around 2pm or earlier if its warm/hot out.
3/4 cups sugar-free corn meal
1 1/2 cups Quaker oats
1/2 cup combined chopped holiday fruit and nuts and coconut mixture
1/2 cup unsweetened natural applesauce
1/3 cup dark molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg
Mix, roll into balls, bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Pam cookie sheet first.
Add more oats if needed, another egg or more applesauce if wanted wetter.
You really want this fairly stiff.
Make to about size of large Walnuts.
Just before serving, dust with Hagen's Prime Vitamins.
1 box of just add water pancake mix
Prepare as directed only using orange juice or apple juice instead of water.
You can also add bird vitamins to mixture if necessary.
Any left over pancakes can be frozen or refrigerated and reheated in microwave for later use.
Recipe is versatile, so you can add any combination of fruits or nuts if you want to, like mashed bananas, or blueberries etc.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal
1/4 cup quick oatmeal
enough water to just cover and microwave 1 min.
1 teaspoon peanut butter
chopped apple, grapes, orange pulp
Mix together, spoon into feed dish.
When cool, may add vitamins and or calcium.
One packet instant grits OR oatmeal
SUBSTITUTE apple juice for 3/4 cup boiling water
Add 1/4 cup raisons or dried fruit
Let sit to cool.
Freeze in ice cube trays.
1 cup quinoa
2-3 cups water
Raisins and/or dried apples (unsulphured, found in health food stores)
Boil 2 cups of water, add quinoa.
Cook for 10 minutes, then add veggies and dried fruit.
Cook another 5 minutes or til quinoa grain is clearish and has a tiny tail sprouting from it.
You may have to add a little more water if it gets too dry too quickly.
You can put almost any veggies or fruits in this recipe.
4 tablespoons apple sauce
half a cup of broccoli
Scramble eggs and add applesauce to raw eggs.
Add a little oil to fry pan and fry egg and applesauce mixture.
When cooked and looking like scrambled eggs remove from heat and add fresh raw carrot and broccoli chopped in food processor.
Put in icecube trays and freeze then put in freezer bag.
Give 1 cube a day.
Scrambled Eggs and Vegetables
2 tablespoon low fat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped broccoli
Scramble eggs with shells and ricotta cheese in a bowl.
Pour into a frying pan and add vegetables.
Cook til eggs are firm.
Sweet Potato French Toast
1/2 jar sweet potato baby food
4 slices whole wheat bread
Mix eggs and sweet potatoes together.
Dip bread into mixture and cook in a frying pan til both sides are golden brown.
Cut bread into small pieces and sprinkle sliced almonds on top.
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar-free fruit juice
2 tablespoons melted peanut butter
1 crushed egg shell
1 cup sugar-free cornbread mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar-free juice
1/2 cup chopped veggies
or fruit of choice
Mix sugar-free fruit juice, melted peanut butter, eggs and eggshells briskly with a fork to combine well.
Add dry ingredients and beat well with spoon to make a smooth, thick batter.
Add a bit more sugar-free cornbread mix if needed.
Fold in 1 to 1/2 cup of bird's favorite veggie or fruit, minced well.
(carrots, zuchinni, green peppers, brocolli, apples, bananas, whole blueberries etc.) Drop by tablespoon on hot lightly greased skillet.
Cook on medium low heat til bubbles appear on top.
Flip pancake and cook other side til golden.
Cool slightly and serve warm.
Freeze leftover pancakes and thaw as needed.
1 tablespoon sugar-free juice
1 egg, with shell
1 cup sugar-free fruit juice
2 tablespoon oil
1 cup zucchini, grated
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup carrots, grated
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix in remaining ingredients.
Stir until smooth.
Cook on hot griddle till done.