Making your bird’s treats yourself not only provides nutritious and tasty snacks, but you can enjoy watching your bird devour your creation. Here are three quick-and-easy recipes that incorporate a bird favorite — peanut butter! Better yet, you can enjoy these healthy snacks along with your bird!
When preparing treats for your bird, keep the following points in mind:
Ingredients: Not all "people food” is safe for birds. Never feed your bird avocado, chocolate, in-shell peanuts (unless certified clean), raw mushrooms, onions, caffeinated beverages or alcohol, apple seeds, stone fruit pits or raw meat.
Treats, Not Meals: These recipes are intended to be used as occasional treats for your bird. They shouldn’t replace complete and balanced meals.
Safety: Use organic peanut butter that comes from a name brand, to avoid any chance of aflatoxins. Read more about aflatoxins here.
When feeding dried fruit, always use sulfite-free brand.