I searched the forum for a list of fruits and vegetables that are good to feed to budgies, but I didn't find one (I bet there is one, but I couldn't find it). So I decided to post one on here, plus it would make it easier for me to find it and would be great for people who are interested in introducing various fruits and vegetables to their budgies diet.
-Carrots (root and tops)
-Cooked sweet potatoes
-Mustard & dandelion greens
-Cooked red potatoes
-Sweet red & green, and other types of peppers
-Broccoli (head and leaves)
-Beet & turnip greens
-Sugar snap or snow peas
-Squash (peeled & steamed)
-Red beets (peeled)
-Romaine or green/red leaf lettuce
Wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly before feeding. Remove the pits and all seeds from the fruit. Any vegetables and fruits left uneaten should be discarded daily so spoiling is not a problem. Because vegetables and fruits are high in water content, the urine portion of the droppings will increase.
Helpful tips for those who are beginning
Adding variety and appeal:
Birds decide what to eat by sight, texture, and taste. Offer a wide variety of vegetables and fruit to provide a balanced diet. Keep them in as natural a state as possible and be creative when preparing meals. Hang food from the cage top or sides, weave food into the bars of the cage, or stuff food in the spaces of toys. As an example, for larger birds, feed corn on the cob rather than feeding kernels of corn in a dish. This will help entertain the bird as well as provide physical and mental stimulation.
Switching your bird from a seed-based diet:
It is much easier to start a young bird on a varied diet of healthy foods than it is to convert an older bird to a new diet. A bird on an unhealthy diet may take more effort to be converted to a healthier diet. For more information, see our article: Switching from a Seed-based to a Pelleted Diet. When switching a pet bird's diet to one based on pelleted foods, you may notice a change in the bird's droppings, which will appear larger and lighter in color. If you see only scants amount of dark droppings, contact your veterinarian; it may mean your bird is not eating well and may need to be converted more slowly.
Can't forget this now can I.
Foods to avoid
Some foods are also labeled as do-not feed. These include:
High-fat junk food (potato chips, doughnuts, etc.)
Alcohol or caffeine