Friday, October 21, 2011

Feeding Parrots: Making Toast Française

Are your parrots tired of eating Chop and Mash day in and day out? Make them some real food! Toast Française for example is pathetically easy to make. And your kitchen smells so good after you fry up a batch you won't want to leave the room.

Making Toast Française
(Irresistible to Parrots)

Surprisingly few ingredients are required to make Toast Française. Basically: bread, milk, egg, cinnamon, and whatever you want to use for coating the toast. Crushed pellets, chopped nuts, and cereal come to mind. Our parrots love organic Peanut Butter Panda Puffs! Our parrots are also partial to vanilla soy milk.

1 slice of bread, toasted
1 Teaspoon milk
1 Egg
1/8 Cup Crushed topping
Dash cinnamon

We cook up two slices of toast per meal for our eight parrots, so we double the ingredients, except for the egg.

Our female Timneh African grey parrot Tillie supervising production of one of her favorite dishes. Got to keep an eye on that yolk.

Seriously beat the egg and milk together for about 30 seconds. Really fluff it up! Stir in the crushed pellets, nuts, cereal, or whatever you wish to use, to coat the toast.

Dip the toasted bread in the egg and milk mix. Your parrot will definitely want to supervise this step!

Fry the toast up in a Stainless Steel pan with cooking spray or a touch of vegetable oil. We like olive oil. Let cool, obviously. It's so good you might just want to make some extra for yourself.

Cut up to desired size.


Beak Appetit!

Toast Française  is a favorite with parrots large and small. Our foster Ruby macaw Mr. Cracker can't dive into his food dish fast enough to savor his Toast Française!


Ixectrona said...

Hello there and sorry for being a little off topic, but is Mr. Cracker really a Ruby? He looks like a very ordinary Greenwing to me, big beak, deep red color, prominent feather stripes, the typical teal blue wings of a greenwing (unlike the sapphire blue of a Scarlet). And if he's wild-caught it's highly unlikely he's a hybrid, as they almost never occur in nature.
//Frida, a Scarlet owner/slave

The Zen Parrot said...

Not at all. Greenwing macaws do not have yellow feathers, and Mr. Cracker has some serious yellow feathering on him. Actually Ruby macaws are naturally occurring. I have talked with people who have seen them in the wild in Costa Rica.