Budgie Hand-Feeding Recipes

Here are 7 great hand-feeding recipes for budgies.

Apricot Pellet Baby Mix

1/8 cup pellets
1 tablespoon Gerber apricot baby food
Chop pellets in coffee grinder.
Mix with warm water.

Baby Bird Formula

1 cup powdered sugar-free fruit juice
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (not 'instant')
1 tablespoon corn oil
1/2 cup raw wheat germ
2 cups sunflower meal (or raw hulled sunflowers kernels, grinded in blender)
2 slices very dry whole wheat bread
5 cups water
Mix oatmeal, corn oil, wheat germ and water.
Cook on stove for 5 minutes.
Remove from stove.
Add one 4 1/2 ounce jar of baby veggies (peas, carrots, spinach)
Grind sunflower meal/kernels and bread in blender.
Mix all ingredients together.

Budgie Formula Mix

2 parts Roudybush hand feeding formula
3 parts Exact hand feeding formula
1 part Gerber baby food
water to desired consistency
Mix ingredients.

Hand-Feeding Forumla

1 cup all natural apple sauce
1 quart All natural apple juice
1/2 tube Nutrical (high calorie supplement for cats and dogs)
2 jars each of Gerber baby food (spinach, garden vegetable, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans)
3 tablespoons Jif low sodium peanut butter
4 cups Kaytee Handfeeding formula
4 cups Water
Mix Kaytee formula, water, juice, applesauce, babyfood.
Stir until powder completely blended.
Add peanut butter and Nutrical.
Microwave on high for 8 minutes.
Stir then microwave again for 8 minutes.
Stir then microwave again for 8 minutes.
Divide in to 1 cup servings and freeze in containers.
Thaw: microwave 4 minutes, stir, heat 25 seconds or until warm.
Food will last in refrigerator for 2 days.

Nestling/Rearing Food

1 cup dry Kaytee hand rearing food
4 cups Gerber mixed baby cereal
powdered bird vitamins/per directions
Store in airtight container.
When ready to use:
Finely shred 1 cup of hard boiled egg.
Mix 1/2 cup of ingredients with 1 cup egg.

Budgie Oatmeal Mix

1 hardboiled egg (no shell)
1 jar Gerber mixed vegetables
1 part instant oatmeal
1 part monkey chow
1/2 banana
avian vitamins
water for desired consistency
Mix ingredients in blender.
Store in refrigerator.

Veggie Peanut Butter Forumla

1 jar Gerber vegetables
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup Gerber high protein cereal
1/4 cup monkey chow
water for desired consistency
Mix ingredients in blender.
Store in refrigerator.
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