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    Bird safe pancake recipe?

    Well, this morning, as i was eating pancakes, My cockatiel Chachi came to me and was eating my pancake. I was afraid that the ingredients could be bad for him so i shooed him away. But then i got thinking, could i make a pancake batter, mixed with seeds, millet, fruit, Etc and would it be safe for birds? Because, he quite liked my pancake. I was thinking a recipe like this:

    Pancake batter
    1/2 cup of seeds
    a little bit of millet
    some blueberries/or strawberries
    And cook it on a steel pan. *I have heard the Teflon ones can kill a bird*

    ALSO can anyone give me a home-made pancake batter? because im a little sketchy giving my bird one from the box... Well, Thanks anyway!

    EDIT: Uhhh, did i post this in the wrong section? If i did I'm sorry... Did not mean that.

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    Re: Bird safe pancake recipe?

    I wouldn't worry that there is anything in commercial dry pancake mix which might hurt your birds. Just read the back. It's pretty much all flour, egg, water, baking powder & spices just like any other bread stuff you would feed them. In fact, in looking for a recipe to link you to I found that most people online use a basic pancake recipe and then toss in tasty bird-safe additions like pellets and fruit/veggie bits. Here are a couple of those recipes:

    Many different recipes on here, including pancakes:
    http://www.quakerville.net/recipes/

    These are not specifically for birds but they look so tasty that I think I may have to make some for mine -- strawberry yogurt pancakes:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2293806_make...-pancakes.html

    I have a copy of the Healthy Bird Cookbook in my kitchen. My family and a couple of my friends think that I'm crazy for needing a whole book on cooking for my birds, but they are not bird people so we can't expect them to understand

    There are pancake recipes in there, and also recipes for mashes, birdie breads, muffins, cakes, etc. It is definitely worth owning. My babies have loved everything I've tried in it so far, and I am not even nearly done experimenting after 5 years of owning it. Here's a link if you'd like to check it out: http://www.crittersonthings.com/cookbook.htm
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    Re: Bird safe pancake recipe?

    Thank you so much! I will be sure to try this tomorrow morning, but for now, My little tiel is stuck eating his home-made millet muffins XD

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    Re: Bird safe pancake recipe?

    Also, the teflon that can kill them is the FUMES from cooking on a teflon pan. So just because you aren't cooking his food in it, doesn't mean it isn't still a danger to him. Keep him well away from the kitchen when you are using teflon and try to keep the kitchen ventilated. Some people have lost their entire flock to a single accident when they burned something on a teflon pan.

    The dairy and sugar in pancakes aren't good for them, so keep it to a small amount as a treat. But a little bit of regular pancakes won't hurt him.

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    Re: Bird safe pancake recipe?

    I think you could make pancakes with whole wheat flour, rather than the pancake mix.

    1 cup of whole wheat flour
    the berries or other fruit of your choice
    One egg beaten
    the bird seed of your choice 1/2 cup
    some millet seed

    add a little cinnamon to the mixture (tiels love cinnamon)
    I wouldn't add any sugar or salt.
    add about 1/2 tsp. of baking powder.

    Add a small amount of fruit juice such as apple juice or the juice of the berries to the mixture, if it is dry. If it is rather wet, continue to add enough whole wheat flour until it is "pancake consistency".

    Cook as you would regular pancakes.

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    Re: Bird safe pancake recipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by maxollie View Post
    I wouldn't add any sugar or salt . . . Add a small amount of fruit juice such as apple juice or the juice of the berries to the mixture, if it is dry
    You just reminded me! Whenever the Healthy Bird Cookbook has a recipe that calls for sweetening, applesauce is often used as one of the moistening agents. This adds lots of moisture and natural sweetness, too.
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    Re: Bird safe pancake recipe?

    I make pancakes for the kids using apple juice, not milk.
    2 eggs
    2 cups plain flour
    1 1/2 cups apple juice
    2 tbs oil
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 cup honey
    +/- pinch salt.

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