Handmade Bird Balls
1 pound of lard
1 jar of peanut butter
5 cups corn meal
6 cups oats
2 cups sunflower seeds
2 cups raisins
In a large bowl, combine first four ingredients until well mixed. Roll into about 5 or 6 small balls. Roll balls in sunflower seeds and raisins. Place one in your bird’s cage or place several in a bird feeder for local birds.
Dip popsicle sticks in honey. Pour bird seed on the stick until the stick is fully covered by the bird seed. Put sticks on wax paper in the refrigerator to harden then hang them in your bird's cage for a yummy treat!
For more great homemade treat recipes for your bird, check out this book:
Treats!: For Dogs, Cats and Birds by Kathleen Stacey and Deborah LePage