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#1 User is offline   Catherine 

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:00 PM

Tiel Bread


Ingredients (Halve the ingredients for a small number of birds)
1 cup wholemeal flour
cup cornmeal (polenta)
2 eggs
Water
Tiel favourites e.g. vegetables, apple, bird seed, bird pellets, cereal

Method
Mix flour and cornmeal in a bowl.
Add small amount of water and mix.
Add beaten eggs and mix.
Gradually add water and mix until there is a thick batter (i.e. too thick for pikelets and too runny for dough).
Add tiel favourites and mix.
Place mixture in lightly greased or oiled cooking dish.

Cook:
Either in 1000w microwave oven on medium-high for 8 10 minutes
Or in moderate to hot oven until bread in middle of the dish is firm.

Allow to cool slightly. Slice into small pieces. Place pieces on cake rack until cold.
Set aside enough for immediate use and freeze the remainder.


Note:
Cockatiels can refuse to eat something new. The remedy is to forbid them to have any, sit down and pretend to eat it yourself.

And here are the pictures:

1. Bread cooked in microwave

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2. Cooked bread in small pieces:

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3. Roger Roo has a nibble:

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4. It isn't that bad:

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:28 PM

you can tell they love it! :P
i might make some myself, thanks for the tips and instructions.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:30 PM

You were quick! Yes, go for it. You just put anything in and mix.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:21 PM

That is brilliant!! thanks so much for sharing that! I will give it a go tomorrow :) I can see them licking their beaks already!
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 12:03 PM

mmmm am "baking" this now... will let you know how mine like it :X:
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:35 PM

How did your birds go with the bread, Liv?

I made it for the first time yesterday and usually my tiels are funny about anything new, unless it is my food.

I put some out today, and here are the results:

Locked up tiels
- Little grey men ate it all apart from seed husks and some pellets.
- Snick ate it all apart from seed husks.
- Budgies dropped it on the ground and pooed on it.

Out of cage birds - someone had a little play with it. (Most of these birds ate it yesterday.)

:offtopic: I bought a golden kiwi fruit today (grown in New Zealand). It cost 89 cents. It was larger than most green ones, not hairy and the pulp was yellow.
My verdict: Glorious creamy texture; honey butter flavour. I would buy another. Definitely.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:22 PM

:laugh: mine turned their beaks away from it today... I used weatbix in stead of wholemeal flour and i think that put them off... will try it again tomorrow with the proper flour :tiel2:
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 11:25 PM

Catherine said:

:offtopic: I bought a golden kiwi fruit today (grown in New Zealand). It cost 89 cents. It was larger than most green ones, not hairy and the pulp was yellow.
My verdict: Glorious creamy texture; honey butter flavour. I would buy another. Definitely.


Ever tried a "Ya" pear? Took a bit of getting over the "product of China" part, but bought one (washed it really, really well)and discovered a faintly pineapple flavoured, crispier watermelon textured fruit. Very interesting. Oh yeah - also :offtopic:
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 06:03 AM

*Liv* said:

:laugh: mine turned their beaks away from it today... I used weatbix in stead of wholemeal flour and i think that put them off... will try it



They should go for it if there are seeds in it.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 06:05 AM

Mark said:

Ever tried a "Ya" pear?


:offtopic: Sounds good. I'll keep a look out.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:41 AM

Catherine said:

*Liv* said:

:laugh: mine turned their beaks away from it today... I used weatbix in stead of wholemeal flour and i think that put them off... will try it



They should go for it if there are seeds in it.



Oh! thats what i did wrong! I didn't add seeds :doh:
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 08:36 PM

WARNING! :offtopic:

...I think Ya pear's are out of season, as when I was at the Stupor Market the other day, there were none :shrug:
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 08:46 PM

:-) OK. Thanks. They will keep.
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:01 PM

i will be trying this when my Luna settles in a bit more..sounds great

do you know if its ok to give to my budgies too??? i think those two little rascals would love it.
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 04:39 PM

My budgies love it. It the first thing they take from their soft food plate.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:49 AM

well made the bread...it was going good i put some seeds and broccoli in as thats about all luna likes put in microwave and the smelll...not good...lol

got it out and it was hard as a rock (only did for 8 mins too) i mean it was like a brick it was that hard :oopssign:

so did the birds like it...well NO they wouldnt even go near the little piece i managed to break off.... :doh:

on the plus side if i keep making like that i can build my own house out of them...

better luck next time i hope
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:23 PM

lol. I am sorry it did not work for you. If you want to try again, cook for a little less time and put more water in the mix. I suggest you grate in some apple and/or zucchini. Your tiel will only eat the bits she likes anyway.
If a second lot is better, give some to the budgies. You will probably need to pretend to be eating some when you are with Luna in order for her to give it a go. Let her take some from you if she is interested.
I sometimes forget what it was like with only one tiel. Now, I just get whichever one is loving me most at the time to eat something new. The rest will copy. That is why, when there is single tiel, I recommend the owner pretend to eat some. If the tiel regards itself as family, it will try what the owner is eating. You will probably find that Luna will eat whole grain bread. You want the kind with minimal salt and preservative. If you sit with her when you are eating a sandwich or toast, that should get her started on eating it. She could have a small corner of a slice.
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:48 AM

it was pretty funny actually.... i will try with the zucchini that should keep it a bit moist still...

lucky i have a staffy dog , she rather liked my hard brick bread..... the rest though went out onto the garage roof for any birds feeling brave enough to have a try...

think next time will try the oven when i can keep a better check on it.... will let you know..
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

:hehe: Well, at least it did not go to waste. Keep us posted. It should be interesting. You will probably come up with a better version of the recipe. A recipe for an oven one would be good to have here. :tiel2:
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:51 AM

just cooked it and it smells good enough to eat myself
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