Can Birds Eat Applesauce? 

Can Birds Eat Applesauce? 

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Can Birds Eat Apple Sauce? 

Fruits are a gift of nature and are readily available to birds. They grow on trees that these birds easily perch on for shelter and rest. These trees even form the foundation of their homes. So it’s not a strange fact that fruit make up the most part of bird food. This is not to even mention the much needed nutrition that the fruits give the birds. Apples are one of these kindly fruits that are always available and provide nutritious deliciousness whatever the age. However the seeds are not to be ingested, why? -They contain cyanide, which is toxic to birds.


Apples are not expensive, and are easily available and accessible, so making Applesauce is a way to modify and rework that beautiful fruit into another exciting mix. Applesauce is a way to preserve apples and enjoy it; you would not have to worry about the apple getting old. 

What is an Applesauce? 

Applesauce is not necessarily served as a true sauce but a puree kin of sauce made of apples, vinegar, lemon juice and spices of choice. It’s easy to make since the ingredients are easily accessible and I have attached my own recipe. I do not like it to be too tartly. It can be made to a certain level of sweetness or sourness, so you will have to identify what your bird likes that is because some birds might like applesauce sweeter our more sour.

Recipe For A Homemade Applesauce  

Homemade Applesauce is made by; 

  • Plucking or buying whole apples it may be pealed or not, and the seeds removed. 
  • The apple is then cut to pieces and the core removed and blended, apple cider/vinegar is added can. The more the apple cinder or vinegar is added the more it will be. There are other spices that can be used which include cinnamon, et all. 
  • It can also be sweetened with sugar and the color is preserved with the help lemon juice. Then bake or simply boil for like 20-30 mins.
  • Then add lemon juice; add other fruits as you may choose in small portions as not drawn out the apple taste. 
  • Then nutmeg or cinnamon spices can be added to the puree.

Applesauce can be made by baking rather than boiling, so it s up to the bird keeper to know the mode most acceptable by the birds. It’s a healthier option though not have it sweetened.

Birds eat apples and many other fruits as they are highly nutritious and an excellent source of energy. Apples provide vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium to birds, which help in maintaining their feather growth and overall health. 

Is applesauce healthy for birds?

While a large number of flavors are available in the supermarkets and other retailers its best have this food made at home, in order to avoid the presence of excessive sugar and preservatives. Also the seeds must be removed because it contains cyanide, which is toxic to birds.


Nutritional Value Of Applesauce 

While applesauce, and apples in general, are high in sugar, these sugars occur naturally in the fruit and healthy. Sweetened varieties contain added sugars, typically in the form of high fructose corn syrup.

Nutritional value of unsweetened applesauce Nutrients Per Serving

In 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce, you’ll find the following nutrients:

Applesauce contains within it an immune system booster called Quercetin.  Your applesauce consuming feathered friend is guaranteed more immune strength. A stronger immune strength equals happy and productive birds. 

Nutritional benefits Of Applesauce 

Good Heart Health

Apple source contains soluble fiber which helps to lower cholesterol levels it also contains polyphenol which reduces blood pressure and all of which protects the bird’s heart from attacks an stroke.

Improved Digestive Health

Applesauce also contains pectin, which acts as a prebiotics which feeds the gut bacteria or what is referred as a good bacteria and ensure the bird’s healthy digestion and prevention of constipation and diarrhea can be helpful in treating digestive issue.

Prevention of Cancer

Another reason to keep the doctors away applesauce contains phytochemicals in apples reduces the risk of cancer. And not to forget that apple skin retains some of the antioxidants even after going through the heat of boiling or baking.

Enhanced Lung Health

The antioxidants found in apples helps the health of the lungs from inflammations and oxidative damage in the lungs.

What To Watch Out for While Administering Applesauce

If you intend to purchase Applesauce from the stores then you have to watch for certain realities. One is that apples used in making the already made product are always de-skinned and its within the skin that you find that a there and most of the oxidants in the fruits. 

They are also mostly made with corn syrup adding more sweetness to an already sweat product. 

Sometimes applesauce that is flavored with strawberries, peaches, almonds which are likely going give your bird allergies. So if you purchased an already made applesauce you might want to b e careful about additives like preservatives and flavors that might cause the following conditions  

  • Rashes
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Swelling of the face or eyes
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • General discomfort in swelling 

So its better you purchase unsweetened and unflavored version of the product or better still, make yours at home, it’s not hard to make anyways. And you would probably get a badge of honor for your labor of love from your feathered friend. 



Birds are the one of the most impressive living things, they some worth know good and healthy food. Birds can choose from a lot of food types from nuts to juice to fruits an they gulp them up with enthusiasm, I personally love to see birds enjoy their food. It’s always a joy to watch. But birds notoriously love apples and all that comes with it, its juice, its skins or flesh and so long as the seeds are removed, applesauce is not only a healthy choice but an enjoyable one for birds 

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