Your lovebirds probably get tired of the same old bird feed and pellets in their bowls. Every now and then, it’s nice to spruce things up with a new item on the menu. If you’re feeling crafty and creative, get into the kitchen to try out one of these fabulous DIY treats.
Just keep in mind that none of these treats are a meal replacement, and you should portion them correctly. With that in mind, let’s explore together.
1. How to Make Healthy Bird Treats at Home (All Birds)
In this video tutorial on YouTube, you can learn exactly how to make tasty birdie balls for the lovebird in your life. The recipe is easy, and the process is just as smooth. You just toss together a few items and let your lovebird go to town.
You just need the following ingredients:
Once you mix the basics, you can allow them to set up before serving.
2. Microwave Birdy Bread Cones
These simple microwaveable bread cones are ideal snacks for the lovebirds in your life—unless, of course, they’re a little picky. This special treat is for occasional eating only, so don’t let their begging increase their dietary limits.
Gather these ingredients ahead of time:
- Jiffy corn mix
- Ice cream cone
The total prep time for this snack is 10 minutes. Then, it’s ready to eat (once it cools, of course). Once you whip up all the ingredients, you microwave for 30 seconds.
3. DIY Easy Bird Treats
These homemade treats are delicious and straightforward for your birdies—only requiring a microwave for making. The short YouTube video shows you how to gather your ingredients to make these little bars. You can take birdseed and any other favorites you wish.
Here are the ingredients you need:
- Bird treats
- Dried fruit
After a few seconds in the microwave and some time to cool down—viola. You have birdie bars to keep for days.
4. Sweet Potato Muffins
Your lovebirds will love these tasty sweet potato muffins. This recipe does take both patience and many ingredients, so you might want to write out your grocery list first. But the outcome will make your birdies’ taste buds tingle.
Here’s what you need to get started:
- Rice flour
- Rye flour
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Apple sauce
Just bake and serve.
5. A Cultivated Nest—Easy to Make 3-Ingredient DIY Suet Cakes
These bird snacks by A Cultivated Nest are incredibly easy to make and only require three simple ingredients. You can whip it up in no time without having to run to the store for more items or fiddle with lengthy recipes.
All you will need is:
- Vegetable shortening
- Peanut butter
This snack is so easy—and you probably have all three items at home.
6. The Neighborhood Moms—Easy No-Bake Bird Feeders
These cute little snacks are perfect if you want to give your bird a scrumptious bite, but get creative, too. Plus, you can even hang a few outside for your neighborhood birdies to munch on—if you’re feeling generous.
You will need:
- Coconut oil
You can make these heart-shaped creations in no time.
7. How To Make Your Own Birdie Suet Cakes
Birdseed cakes, anyone? This recipe will make four bird cakes for your lovebird to enjoy. They last quite a while, so your lovebirds can enjoy it as they please.
Here’s what you need to gather up:
- Sunflower seeds
- Peanut butter
You can hang these cakes up in the cake for casual picking.
8. Natural Beach Living—How to Make the Best Birdseed Ornaments
What bird doesn’t like stuffed apple surprises? These adorable snacks are cute, crafty, and tasty. Just take a little fruit and birdseed to whip up an eye-catching edible for your lovebird friends.
All you need is:
- An apple
You can tie it up from the top of the cage so they can all enjoy it.
9. All Pets Education & Training Homemade Bird Treats
These lovebird-approved treats are a hot menu item. Of course, because of the high sugar content, you should feed these sticky snacks occasionally. But your lovebird will be sure to appreciate the variety of flavors.
For this recipe, you will need:
- Dried fruit
A few minutes in the oven to crisp—and it’s all ready to eat.
10. PetDIYS Broccoli Bird Christmas Tree
If you’re feeling a little festive, you can make your bird its very own Christmas tree to munch on. This healthy stack of scrumptious fruits and veggies will become a favorite in no time. Plus, you don’t have to worry about too much sugar—so your bird can enjoy it.
Here are your recipe items:
- Yellow pepper
Who says it has to be the holidays to enjoy a Christmas-style buffet?
So, there you have it. Now you have various snack ideas for weeks to come—but make sure to watch portions. You can test out a few to see which ones your lovebirds enjoy the most. If you explore more recipe options, just make sure the ingredients are safe for your birdie friends.
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Ashley Bates is a freelance dog writer and pet enthusiast who is currently studying the art of animal therapy. A mother to four human children— and 23 furry and feathery kids, too – Ashley volunteers at local shelters, advocates for animal well-being, and rescues every creature she finds. Her mission is to create awareness, education, and entertainment about pets to prevent homelessness. Her specialties are cats and dogs.