Spicy Apple, sweet potato parrot cookies

Our parrots love to put their food in their water bowl. For that, they need something hard, healthy, and nutritious, which isn't easy to come by.

Most pet stores don't cater to parrots. There are no parrot cookies or biscuits unless you make them yourself or order them from Canada. 

Since I bake, I thought It shouldn't be hard to make healthy parrot cookies. Just omit all the bad and add healthy stuff.

Flour, I use organic whole wheat. I love adding carrots or sweet potatoes to their dishes so I know they are getting their vitamin A.

My recipe below is simple as possible. My parrots love dumping their cookies in the water and then eating the soup. I hope your parrots and or other pets love my recipe. 

Note: Parrots can handle spice. If your pet cannot, please leave them out. 

Angel like to dip his spicy apple, sweet potato cookie in his water.


3 cup whole wheat flour or 1 cup rice flour, 1 cup chickpea flour, 1cup wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp red chili flakes
1 apple, cored, peeled and food processed into apple sauce
1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
1 flax egg, 1 tbs of flax meal mixed with 3 tbs of water
1/4-1/2 cup water (note: the apples add moisture, so only add extra water if necessary)


Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a cookie sheet.
Core and grate apples; peel (I used a food processor).
Stream or cook sweet potato then used a food processor to make mash
In one bowl, mix the flour, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the oil, and grated apples and sweet potato. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and mix completely. Use water if needed to form a dough.
Carefully roll ‘dough’ out and cut out the desired shape with a small cookie cutter.
Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until apple juices are soaked and biscuits are firm.
After biscuits cool, feel free to share with parrots and or other animals.


Author Monika Sangar

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