how to make bird seed sticks

Like most pets, birds often enjoy treats to add variety to their diets. One great treat you can make at home for your domestic bird is a seed stick. Seed sticks are a favorite of most pet birds and are easily made from a few simple materials. Your feathery friend will enjoy the seed stick, and you can be sure that he or she isnt ingesting any harmful additives or colorings since you made it yourself.

Take a handful of the bird seed and pour it onto the stick until the stick is thoroughly covered in seed.

Attach the seed stick to the inside of the birds cage by wrapping the wire around the stick and through the cage bars.

Make sure the sharp ends of the wire arent protruding into the cage because this dangerous to your bird.

Dont rely on seed sticks as a sole source food for your pet bird. Birds need a range of nutrition provided by a balanced diet.

Wrap the wire around the stick and through the cage bars to secure the seed stick to the inside of the bird’s cage.

Birds love treats to add variety to their diets, just like most other pets do. A fantastic homemade treat for your domestic bird is a stick of seed. Most pet birds love seed sticks, which are easily made with a few basic materials. Because you made the seed stick yourself, you know that your feathered friend won’t be consuming any dangerous additives or colorings while they enjoy it.

Verify that the wire’s sharp ends aren’t sticking out of the cage, as this could endanger your bird.

Don’t give your pet bird all of its food from seed sticks. A balanced diet must provide the variety of nutrients that birds require.

Pour a large handful of the bird seed onto the stick, making sure the stick is completely covered with seed.

Do wild birds need winter treats?

They don’t, but that doesn’t imply they won’t be enjoyable nonetheless. Even though I don’t need the tub of Haagen Daaz ice cream, I still like it and it makes me gain weight. The same is true for the birds, though since they must spend the entire winter outdoors, they can benefit from the excess fat. Me not so much .

This one is the easiest and quickest. This is not to say that the other ones are difficult; rather, it’s just that I had to list them in a certain order. Another advantage of these is that they have the pinecone there as a base structure in case it does warm up a little. If the temperature increases and the treat is no longer frozen, the twine or ribbon may break and the other ones may fall to the ground. Then you have bird treat mush, but even then, someone is going to take advantage of it!

how to make bird seed sticks

how to make bird seed sticks

Pinecone & peanut butter bird treats

  • Pinecones
  • Butter knife or spatula for little kids
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Small dish or bowl for the birdseed
  • Cookie sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Peanut butter
  • Wild bird seed
  • Black oiled sunflower seeds
  • Create a loop for hanging by wrapping the twine around the top of the pinecone.
  • In a small dish, pour some birdseed and sunflower seeds
  • Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil
  • Apply peanut butter all over the pinecone using a butter knife or spatula.
  • Press and roll the pinecone covered in peanut butter into the seeds.
  • To help the pinecones harden, arrange them on the cookie sheet and place them in the freezer for one hour.
  • Make sure there is a branch underneath where the birds can perch by hanging them outside for them.

To be honest, this is actually more like two and a half recipes. This one uses most of the same ingredients as Recipe #1 did but with a wee tweak. Just sayin’. I wouldn’t advise leaving these outside until you are certain that the temperature won’t drop below freezing. Why? Because if the mixture isn’t frozen, there isn’t a base structure. Thus, the pinecone treats are always the first ones I display.

how to make bird seed sticks

how to make bird seed sticks

FAQ

How do you get bird seed to stick together?

Empty 1 package of unflavored gelatin into a bowl with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Let this sit for 1 minute. Add 1/3 cup of boiling water to the gelatin, stirring for a few minutes or until the gelatin is dissolved. This is the binder that keeps seeds together.

How do you make bird seed blocks at home?

Bring water to boil in a small saucepan, add gelatine packets to water and mix constantly until the gelatine is dissolved. Add enough bird seed slowly to the gelatine mix until the seed is fully coated and the mix has a crumbly consistency. Stir until well combined. Leave to cool slightly.

How do you make bird seed hangers?

Combine flour, water, gelatin and rice syrup and stir until well combined then add birdseed to the mixture, stirring until well coated. Place cookie cutters onto the baking paper and fill each one with the mixture. Smooth over the top with the back of a spoon and sit for 2-3 hours.