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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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Hey all,

I know that Budgies cannot eat ice burg lettuce.

Can they eat Baby Cos lettuce?

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We call it romaine lettuce where I live. Romaine lettuce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I feed it to my flock everyday.
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Here's the thing - they *can* eat iceberg lettuce, but it's not the best option. It's quite full of water, so eating too much may give them diahorrea. Also nutritionally there's not a lot going on in it, so it takes up valuable space that could be better served by feeding broccoli and carrot - often also well accepted, but much richer in vitamins.

If they have been eating it, you can use it to bridge them to a better green leaf, but providing the substitute veggie in the same place in the cage so they get the hint.

Anything leafy and green is great - the best greens are sprouted seed of course - but baby spinach (tiny round leaves, not silver beet) is something I have great success with. Broccoli, including the leaves, peeled carrot, or mixed bird safe veggies in small pieces are great options.

As with humans, everything in moderation with a wide variety is great!
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