Birthday Cake for a Conure!
Our green cheeked conure, Darwin, turned 5 years old this week (March 8th, to be specific)! Happy bird-day, Darwin!! Our little spring chick doesn’t look a day over 4. We are his second set of parronts and this is the first hatch-day we’ve celebrated with him.
For his birthday, I baked a homemade birdie birthday cake for parrots. I wanted Darwin’s treat to look like a real birthday cake or cupcake but be made with healthy ingredients for birds. I looked at recipes for birdie bread and figured I could bake it in a mini muffin tin to look like a cupcake. Also, Darwin and our parakeets don’t usually eat pellets so this is an attempt to get them to eat some hidden pellets. This is a birdie birthday cake with frosting and sprinkles that are completely fine for birds to eat! Salt-free, sugar-free birdie birthday cake.
These ingredients were my first try and it came out fantastic! I am also thinking about trying something like a zucchini bread to get more veggies into our birds’ diets. The amounts of each do not need to be measured exactly. Note: This birdie bread does not contain salt or processed sugar (only sugar from fruits)!
Recipe for healthy birdie birthday cake for parrots with mashed banana “frosting” and seed “sprinkles”:
Makes 1 muffin tin of birdie birthday cake. One for the special bird, one to share with his friends, and a few to store in the fridge or freezer.
- Whole wheat flour, 1/8 cup
- Crushed pellets, 1/4 cup
- Cinnamon or ginger, dash (optional)
- Boiled pears and strawberries, mashed into almost liquid (or applesauce, blended carrot, grapes – anything naturally sweet) – add until consistency desired.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Spray muffin tin lightly with cooking spray. Spoon into mini muffin tin. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Frosting: Mashed banana
Sprinkles: seeds or pellets