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Store-Bought Cornbread?

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Old 03-28-2017, 10:05 AM   #1
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Store-Bought Cornbread?

So I'd been seeing a lot of stuff about how enjoyable cornbread is for birds. It's not a common food in the UK at all, but I managed to find some in Sainsburys the other day. I grabbed some with the thought of sharing it with Olive but now I'm having second thoughts because the ingredients contain a fair amount of buttermilk, as well as a pinch of salt and sugar.

Do you guys reckon it would be okay to give Olive a teaspoon sized amount as a treat or is it not worth the risk?

I have no idea how authentic this British-made cornbread is but personally I think it's delicious and would have no problems eating it all myself if Olive can't have any. :P

If that's the case, does anyone know a good cornbread recipe that's suitable for both birds and people, for someone like me who has zero skill at cooking and baking?
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As a occasional treat I don't believe it will be a problem. I let my birds have sweet cornbread here and there when it's on my own menu. I also acquire a cornmeal at our local health food co-op to make a special mix without extra additives and I use regular organic milk, egg (with shells) and such in the mix. They love it!
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Hello there!

You shouldn't have any problem with store bought as long as it is not out of date. Parrrotlets can eat about anything that a human can eat, but there are a few exceptions. Read our different forums in this sight, like Parrotlet Diet, etc.

Fresh cleaned veggies are great, too. Do you all have hemp seeds? These are a good treat, too. My avian vet says hemp seeds gives them a little ' high '.
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Thanks guys! I did give her a small amount in the end and she really enjoyed it.

David - Oh yes she gets fresh fruit and veggies every day, but I'm always on the lookout for tasty treat foods. I don't believe she's had hemp seeds before, I'll have to try those next.
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I haven't made corn bread in a while, poor, neglected Ollie.
However, hemp seeds are given almost daily and he loves them. It's a great protein source.
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Hello!

Lindav is correct. There is a lot of protein in hemp seeds. Another thing I do for Bogie is to fry him an egg. I then cut a piece of that egg into a section about 2 inches by 2 inches and chop it up into pieces about one quarter inch by one quarter inch. Bogie loves this and it is so good for him.

I give him a natural almond each morning. I hold it between my fingers and he loves to chew it up! He doesn't eat all of it and he leaves a small chewed up pile of nut, but that is okay. He likes it when I feed anything to him.

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