Quinoa and Buckwheat Tropimix Bites

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Quick ‘n Easy Healthy Snack for Your Parrot

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-nwa”) is a South American grain that is high in protein, calcium, and phosphorus. And buckwheat contains all 8 essential amino acids and a high-quality protein. Quinoa and buckwheat are very nutritious and are excellent foods for parrots.


  • 1 to 2 cups Small or Large Parrot Tropimix (be sure to stir the Tropimix so you get a good variety of ingredients)
  • 1 cup of drained cooked Quinoa
  • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp. real maple syrup


Preheat oven to 160°C or 320°F

Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a food processor or grinder, pulverize the Tropimix ingredients to a coarse powder consistency. Add cooked quinoa and the buckwheat flour. Mix until well blended. Then add banana and the maple syrup. The mixture will be a bit sticky. Form mixture into 1-1½ inch balls (a bit smaller than a walnut). Place on aluminum covered baking sheet. Bake until Tropimix Bites are firm-usually about 25 minutes. Oven temperatures will vary so be sure to make a note of temperature and time for the next go around. Serve when cooled.

Quinoa and Buckwheat Tropimix Bites for parrots can be frozen in small freezer bags for future treats.

Enrich your companion bird’s quality of life

By including Tropimix into your pet bird’s daily diet, you can ensure balanced nutrition while also promoting foraging behavior and mental stimulation.