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Budgie Breeding Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility.
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hi my adult spoiled budgies dont eat veggies. Just cucumber. From fruit they like apple and pears. They actullay dont eat them more shredding it and throwing it to the white walls.

So I want to introduce my baby budgies to veggies. The oldest one is 3 weeks old. I tried to give him millet. But she just sits in my palm. No Interest, thanks.. Can she crack now millet? I gave her green fresh milelt. She had the peeled of millet in her beak. But she did not swallow just moved it in her beak. And then it fall off

so what can I try it in which stage? is millet ok? salad leafs? cucumber? any ideas? Can I give it to her when I check her feet or do I have to put it into the nesting box?

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You should definitely start introducing all healthy foods to your chicks at this time.
Chicks can begin to crack millet at about three weeks old.

It is important to introduce a good variety of healthy foods to your babies.
A hungry baby will not want to try a new food but once it's had it's fill of its regular food, it will be more than willing to try pellets, a wide variety of vegetables and hard boiled eggs. The larger variety of foods you offer, the quicker the babies will wean and learn to eat on their own.

Like anything thing else, you can't expect immediate success so work with the babies on a regular and consistent basis offering a good variety and soon you'll have healthy and happy chicks!

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I find making a big deal of something and making it look super delicious helps. Whenever I'm introducing a new veggie to my two, I eat a little in front of them and say "Mmmmmmm, yummy! So delicious! Yum yum yum!!' or something like that. Then I offer them some (a clean piece I haven't bitten of course). I find it really helps peak their interest in new items.
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thank you these are good news. So I can try all veggies, beside of avocados and broccoli? so if I gave her a millet in her lil beak, she will not get aspirated or it will not stuck in her throat? I think she still can not swallow firm nutrition?

can I try it with the 2 weeks also, or is this too early stage?

@justmoira cute, I tried this also, no my adults are really spoiled, and very stubborn.
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Offer her the millet and the vegetables on a shallow plate and let her try them on her own when she is ready to do so.
You can set her on the plate to let her know they are there for her to try.
Don't try to "force feed" them to her.

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Budgies can eat broccoli! In fact, it’s one of the easier things to get them to eat because the florets resemble millet
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Hahaha I think all budgies are stubborn

Also! Even if they refuse something, try again a week later or so. There are some foods mine shunned for months and then all of a suddenly they're all over it. I just kept offering it.
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thank you, but I am afraid I have to give up. When I take my over three weeks old of the nesting box she starts to look for a dark place on my pullover. She tries to get in smallest corner or she just lays in my palm or under my palm.

this makes the others too. They dont walk around or pick on something. They even dont want to stand on their feet. They lay on their stomachs. Thanks god everything ok with their feet.

are they afraid of me, why is there no interest in their environment or millet?

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I would take them to the vet if they're not being curious about their surroundings
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By three weeks of age the budgies should be moving around. Having them seen by an Avian Vet is definitely your best course of action at this time.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

While it is very challenging for people who live in countries with no Avian Vets, there are steps you can take to help ensure your budgies' health.

With the right motivation, you can work with a regular or veterinarian to get the proper care for your budgie(s).

You will want to do as much research as you can and learn as much about budgies and the best practices for their care so you can provide your little ones with the best possible life.

We have a member in India who has done this and has developed a great relationship with a regular vet.
With the member's research and the vet's collaboration, they have found ways of providing care for her budgie that she would have not been able to manage otherwise.

When you develop a good relationship with a regular veterinarian, that individual can collaborate via telephone or Skype with Avian Veterinarians in other countries if necessary to get assistance in appropriate diagnosing and prescribing treatment for your Avian companions.

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