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How to Make Bird Food Fun


Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
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Creative Homemade Bird Treats
Despite what you've been told, you should play with food - your bird's food! Let your creativity run wild in making fun, irresistible bird treats.

Start with fruits, veggies, and other groceries you already have at home. Then, add bird-favorite accents and a pinch of ingenuity. Remember, treats should constitute only 10% of your bird's daily diet. Also, serve fruits in moderation, since they are high in sugar.

Creative, homemade bird treats not only show your devotion, they also give your feathered friend a fun mix of his favorite tastes and textures. Be sure to tailor portion size to your bird's size so you don't have to take the treat away to prevent overeating. Always ask your veterinarian if you're unsure whether a certain fruit, veggie, or other item you already have at home would make an appropriate bird treat.

   Simple Make-It-Yourself Bird Snacks

Fill an apricot half or a few pasta shells with gooey Nutri-Forage Pack-N-Snack.

Fill an apricot half or a few pasta shells with gooey Nutri-Forage Pack-N-Snack.

Press Doctors Foster and Smith Dried Banana Chips into apple wedges.

Wrap small amounts of Just Fruits and Just Veggies burrito-style in lettuce leaves.

Sprinkle Ecotrition Treats on an especially frilly piece of kale.

Place a sprig of millet inside a boat-shaped piece of Belgian Endive.

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