Archive for June 16th, 2010

Mashed sweet potatoes for humans and parrots

posted by Gudrun @ 17:52 PM
June 16, 2010

I like foods I can share with my birds. Sometimes I prepare a dish and during or after finishing it, it occurs to me that it is a perfect parrot foodperfect parrot food. A while ago I ate this delicious mashed sweet potato dish. Today I made it myself and before I added salt, thought this makes a perfect bird food. Here is what I used for 10 parrots and myself:

2 large sweet potatoes

½ can of coconut milk

2 tablespoon of coconut flakes

2 tablespoon of nut pieces ( almonds, walnuts, macadamia, filberts)perfect parrot food

¼ teaspoon of ginger root powder or 1 teaspoon of fresh grates ginger

a sprinkle of nutmeg


I baked the sweet potatoes for about 1 hour by 300 degrees. When they were really soft I pulled them out of the oven, let them sit a moment to cool. Peel them, put them in a large bowl, mashed them, add the coconut milk, ginger, nutmeg, coconut flakes and nuts and stirred it all in.

½ I set aside for the birds. To the other half I added some salt and ate it. By the time I was done the “parrot portion” was cool enough to feed it to them. It delights me to hear for a minute or so the whole bird room go: hm, hm, hm

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