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Cereal Bars

Post by donnanorm » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:18 am

Just enquireing if the cereal bars you purchase from food stores are suitable for our IRNs,We have decided on naming our baby Gizmo,We are new to owning a pet bird so this site helps greatly with anything we are unsure about.He/she is a right little charactor and I cant wait for the time till he/she is able to sit on my hand,let the training begin :)
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Post by kyria » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:46 am

The bars from the store would contain way too much sugar, salt and preservatives, I would stick to making your own or purchasing those made particuarly for birds, from pet stores or feed barns.

What a great name, Gizmo. My nephew had an IRN that he lost to a sad accident and it was named Gizmo.

Look forward to hearing about you guys learning and bonding with each other :D
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Post by julie » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:29 am

I occasionaly let indie have some of my nutbars, they are nuts held together by honey.

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Post by ambros1a » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:48 am

so much store stuff id like to give them, but again, i think of the sugars and salts, as birds cannot excrete salt as easily as we can, so ive started makin my own birdie muffins
just throw a bunch of things the fids like together like fruits n vegies, mix it all up with some cereals, muesli etc, an egg or 2 + shells, mush and bake for 10-15mins. i usually go with carrot, peas, corn (if u use tinned stuff, throw a few spoons of juice from each can in too), dried fruit, crushed up nuts (macadamias, peanuts and almonds) with cereals like saltana bran and weetbix to kind of hold them together.
i make a dozen or so at a time, freeze them, and microwave for a hot, quick meal for the kids. i have once mushed a fruit bar thing through them, but i figured as it would be mixed through a large batch, it would 'spread' out the not so good ingredients amongst the more healthy things ive added.
they seem to love them, baby refuses to share hers, so they have to get one each, or i make larger ones, and break in 1/2
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Post by kyria » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:23 am

sounds great ambros1a thanks for sharing that :D
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Post by Gemstone » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:12 pm

im ust remember that sounds yummy Amazon and our breeding birds may like to try that one day
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thanks

Post by donnanorm » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:58 pm

Thanks again,I would of thought too much sugar etc but i thought id ask just too see,thanks all for replys
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Post by Lauren » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:07 pm

Just to be safe, Id make your own. :D

Emma, that sounds Yum! Thanx for shareing. We should have a recipe section. I'm sure some of us are very creative in the kitchen. Not me, I don't like cooking but I've have tried making a few things for the fids. lol. :oops:
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