All registrations must be approved by an admin. Having problems with registration? E-mail us at

Corn on cob how to cut

Moderator: Mods

Post Reply
Posts: 287
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:33 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Corn on cob how to cut

Post by Lene » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:00 pm

I find it extremely difficult to cut through the cob... Maybe I need to use a saw?

How do you guys do it?

I want to put them onto skewers, but I don't want to give any of the birds a whole ear.

I have bought a very small rechargeble drill to make holes in the hard vegies (used for food only), but need to be able to cut the corn into 3-4 pieces.

Thanks for all advice.


User avatar
Posts: 413
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:06 pm
Location: Athens-Greece

Post by nil » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:06 am

my birds love corn cob, so i give them fresh corn day by day in the summer and keep many of them in the freeze for the rest of the year ( 1-2 times a week)
i hang a whole or a half of corn in cages or i cut corn into small pieces and put them in bowl.
For that i cut cob in rounds ( 1-2 cm thickness) )with a knife and then i cut each round ( cross like) in 2 or 4 pieces.
If the corn is fresh,tender and unriped the cut with a knife is very easy, maybe your corn isnt.

User avatar
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:43 pm

Post by wannabe » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:23 am

Halving it is usually easy enough just snap it in two with your hands but other than that I could see it being pretty tricky!!
Perhaps try for smaller thinner corn and then after snapping it it would be a small enough serving??

User avatar
Posts: 316
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 8:38 pm
Location: San Diego, CA

Post by catschair2 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:09 am

I just snap an ear in half and put them in the bottom of the flight-- each ringie will destroy a half ear in less than a day. Tiels eat a little less (but I have more of them) and the budgies go through them as if they were locusts.
I never tried to do anything more "delicate", since I have such little pigs!

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 2828
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:12 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia.

Post by Lauren » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:51 pm

Usually if I cant snap it first go, I will cut just a little into the cob with a cerated knife.. just enough to snap it. I cut my cobs into portions. Sometimes you can get tough cobs though! This is when I yell out to the man of the house who always seems to have no trouble with corncobs! :roll:
"Jibby aka Gilbert" Indian Ringneck 13 years "Charlie" Rex Rabbit 1 year

Posts: 287
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:33 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by Lene » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:03 pm

Thanks everyone... :D


User avatar
Posts: 1390
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:51 pm
Location: boronia

Post by bec » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:13 am

a good sharp bread knife works well

User avatar
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:16 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Post by LAAnnie » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:22 pm

You need a good sharp kitchen knife! Like a chopping knife or ginsu knife. Cut the ear of corn into slices, like wheels. My PeeGee will hold the slice in her claw and munch on the raw corn, then throw away the cob. Fresh raw corn is her favorite food. By the time she's through, she's got corn all over her beak and face!

Post Reply