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 isn't ingesting any harmful additives or colorings since you made it yourself.
Things You'll Need
- Stick between 1/2 inch and 2 inches in diameter
- Bird seed
- Butter knife or brush
- 3 to 4 inches of pliable wire
Using a butter knife or a brush, coat the stick with honey.
Take a handful of the bird seed and pour it onto the stick until the stick is thoroughly covered in seed.
Refrigerate the stick until the seed and honey harden.
Attach the seed stick to the inside of the bird's cage by wrapping the wire around the stick and through the cage bars.
Tips & Warnings
- Make sure the sharp ends of the wire aren't protruding into the cage because this dangerous to your bird.
- Don't rely on seed sticks as a sole source food for your pet bird. Birds need a range of nutrition provided by a balanced diet.