The last time we went out to a bird fair I picked up some of the Higgins Worldly Cuisine packets to try with my guys. I’m always busy, so sometimes finding time to get all the ingredients together and make my own mixture is tough. I usually just give them some of whatever we are making for dinner, but the Worldly Cuisines looked pretty tasty and I needed something else bird related to spend my money on.
I bought the Moroccan Cafe Blend, which had a lot of rice in it, and my picky cockatiels usually like rice. The back label said to cook the food on the stove top, but I’m really lazy and made it in the microwave by covering it and microwaving it for five minutes and stirring it every minute and a half.
When I took it out, it smelled divine. I know birds aren’t suppose to be able to smell, but Bella was on my shoulder and started getting excited and edging towards the microwave before she even saw the bowl. Maybe she just knows by now her lazy mother takes all of her treats out of the microwave lol.
As weird as it is, I always taste their food before I give them it, because in my opinion, if I’m going to give something to my parrots it has to be suitable for human consumption. It was pretty tasty, even for a human! It tasted kind of like plain rice with some apple and something sweet like brown sugar in it. Anyways, it passed my taste test, so I mixed in a packet of ornabac because no one likes eating probiotics with their pellets and some of the Higgins Snack Attack Leafy Greens and Herbs to give it some extra flavor and dished it all out to everyone. They all seemed to like it!
Bella, trying some of her Moroccan Blend!