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Millet Mac and Cheese
I was given a female cockatiel that never ate anything but millet before she came to live with me. She was especially stubborn when it came to trying new things. Using this recipe, I got her eating new foods in no time at all. This is a great one for getting small to medium-size birds to try new foods. For larger birds, try chopped sunflowers or pistachio nuts.
1 box any brand macaroni and cheese ¼ cup grated carrots
½ cup Kaytee pellets ¼ cup chopped broccoli
½ cup millet
Make the macaroni and cheese according to the instructions on the box. Add in the pellets and grated carrots. Sprinkle the millet on top, lightly pushing it into the macaroni with the back of a spoon. (My tiels loved the millet and started eating that, but because it was pushed into the macaroni and cheese, they ended up having to eat some of that as well. Now the same tiels will eat anything that I give them.) Putting millet in this dish will entice even the pickiest of birds. (You can also try mega millet for larger birds.)
HELPFUL HINT: If you don't have broccoli, you can add cauliflower or asparagus instead.
I can't thank you enough for all the love and supporting votes you have been sending me each and every day! I just couldn't have done it without you!Mom is having another one of those very busy out everyday of the week times! She had eggspected to be home all day yesterday when skin sis called and wanted her to spend the day with her so out she went and didn't come home til after 6:30 last night,Dad took over helping me with my BOTM visits because Mom was so egghausted by the time she got home,today she's with me all day,but tomorrow she's going to take Nana errand running,Thursday is skin bro's birthday and he wants to go to Longhorn over the Bourne Bridge and that'll be a whole day and part of the night gone,then Friday Mom has to take Nana over the Sagamore Bridge to her eye surgeons to find out why she's still not seeing clearly and why she still has double vision! I'll have to go and check out your new pictures! I do hope that we(BC) don't go down again! I'm having a tough enough week as it is! That was so sweet of you not to toss all your food dishes on your poor Mom! Candi just loves to dump hers upside down and get the food everywhere!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love,Dixie
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