Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.


Recipes for your Parrots

Have Patience

This is a Grain Bake. This took five minutes of prep time and about an hour and a half in the oven. It's good for your birds. It's easy to make and a snap to bag up and freeze. The... Continue Reading →

Grain Bake: So Easy, You’ll Wonder Why You Even Asked

You've been asking me how to make a Grain Bake. And I haven't answered you. Here is why: It's like asking someone how to put toothpaste onto a toothbrush. It's easy to do, but it's difficult to explain. It's always... Continue Reading →

Panic Button

It seems as though panic has raised its persistent head again among those committed to feeding their birds a healthy, nutritiously sound diet. While I commend people for their concern, their research and their commitment, there's only so much I... Continue Reading →

The Law of 50%

I did this for birds? Why? Read on... I spent some time about two weeks ago making some pretty fancy stuff for parrots using a basic "Beans and Greens" Chop mix and experimenting with different applications to feed parrots. The... Continue Reading →

A Container Contains its Contents

A different way of thinking about a pie shell. When making food for your bird, your family or anyone really, even yourself, sometimes it a good idea to, as Apple Inc. once said, "Think Different." When you're cooking parrot cuisine,... Continue Reading →

Who Said Pet Food has to Look Like Slop?

Maggie's Manicotti: Yes, this is Parrot food. I made this this morning. It is food for my birds. It's pretty, it's healthy and it was a pain in the ass to make. But it's good, healthy food for my African... Continue Reading →

The Parrot Garden’s “Chopettes”

The Parrot Garden makes Chop for their birds. They make it about every six weeks for their hundred or so birds currently on the premises. The cockatiels get Chop every day and the bigger birds get it three times a... Continue Reading →


I get a lot of requests for a "Recipe" for Chop. I don't give one. I don't have one. I don't recommend one. And here's why. I believe parrots eat seasonally in the wild. They have to, don't you think?... Continue Reading →

Chop is Going Viral: Brandon’s Chop

Photo courtesy of Brandon I have received dozens if not at least a hundred emails from people who have tried making Chop for their birds. Some were kind enough to include photos. There's even a forum in the UK that... Continue Reading →

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