Bird Bread Mix - Hot Pepper

12.65

A baking mix, based on Harrison's Bird Foods, which enables owners to bake their bird a healthy, organic, treat. This mix has an additional hot, spicy pepper flavour.

Available as a 255g bag.

RECOMMENDED USES

  • Provides a healthy alternative for bird owners who choose to prepare their own bird food or those who give regular treats to their birds
  • Can be offered instead of table food to birds that like to eat at family mealtimes
  • Can be used to assist in converting birds to a formulated diet
  • Can be hidden as a foraging reward
  • Can be used as a vehicle for administering liquid medications, or encouraging the bird to eat fruit or vegetables as the fruit/vegetables can be baked into the bread
  • Provides an easy-to-use transition for hospitalized or boarding birds until acceptance of the appropriate formulated diet
  • Can be moistened and offered to birds that are feeding chicks as a soft food
  • Can be used as a weaning food to transition to a formulated diet

Read the story of Mango and Melon, two Kakarikis who love Bird Bread.

BAKING DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Combine entire bag of mix with 2 whole organic eggs - no shell (remove yolk for less fat), 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) high quality organic vegetable oil or Palmgloss, and 1 cup (235 ml) water.
  • Fill greased bread pan or muffin tins and bake for 25-35 minutes.
  • Do not bake in nonstick (PTFE-coated) cookware, as the fumes are toxic to birds.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • May make up to 30% of the daily diet.
  • If prepared with the addition of fruits, vegetables or nuts, Bird Bread should be considered a “treat” and fed only in limited quantities (no more than 10% of the daily food allotment when combined with all other treats).
  • Can be served warm.
  • Some flavorings (vanilla, maple) or herbs can be added as long as they do not change the nutritional content.

STORAGE & SHELF LIFE

Because Bird Bread Mix contains no preservatives, some care is recommended for storage.

  • If the bag is opened, the top can be zipped closed or rolled down and closed with a chip clip for 4-6 weeks
  • Bird Bread can be stored for 1 week in the refrigerator and 6 weeks in the freezer after baking
  • Baked Bird Bread can be divided into portions, wrapped in plastic wrap and placed back in the original Harrison’s Bird Foods bag for storage in the freezer
  • Bird Bread should not be reheated in a plastic container.

Composition: *Hulled Grey Millet, *Corn, *Hull-less Barley, *Sweetcorn, *Toasted Soybeans, *Lentils, *Peas, *Peanut Kernels, *Sunflower Kernels, *Chili (Cayenne) Pepper, *Toasted Oat Groats, Calcium Carbonate, *Brown Rice, Baking Powder, *Alfalfa, *Psyllium, Bentonite, *Sea Kelp, Salt, *Algae Meal, *Sunflower Oil.
* = CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT

Nutritional additives per kg: Vitamins: Vit A 1323 IU, Vit B1 803 IU, Vit B2 716 IU, Vit D3 83 IU, Vit E 30 IU, Vit B12 12mcg. Trace elements: Zinc Sulphate 6.6mg, Manganese Sulphate 2.2mg, Copper Sulphate 0.8mg.