I have had the pleasure of working with QVC Program Host Carolyn Gracie many times! If you don’t know Carolyn, she’s super sweet, down-to-Earth and a huge pet lover!! I try to always come up with a pet treat recipe when we have a show together and this will be our 7th recipe (Links to others below) and the first for our feathered pet friends! “Cockatiel Seed Tweets”
I make them in a food processor…I just so happened to use my super-awesome KitchenAid 9-Cup Food Processor! ( : The recipe calls for whole eggs, which I thought was interesting! Carolyn tells me the shells provide calcium for the birdies. The food processor “crunches” them up perfectly! I hope your birdies enjoy the recipe!
Adapted from Coco’s Cookies @Cockatiel Cottage
Other Pet Recipes:
Cockatiel Seed "Tweets" Recipe
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup millet
- 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 whole eggs w/ shells
- 1(+) tablespoon(s) olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add flour, nuts and seeds to food processor bowl fitted with multi-purpose blade.
- Pulse to combine. Add two eggs-whole, pulse to combine. Run on low and drizzle in oil. Add more oil if needed for dough to hold together.
- Scoop 1 teaspoon (or larger) portions, roll in a ball, place on baking sheet, press slightly to flatten ball. If desired use a drinking straw to poke a hole in the center of each tweet (to hang in cage.)
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden browned on edges. Cool and store in airtight container in refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.