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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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Do budgies (adult, non breeding) need food in the cage overnight?

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Old 02-26-2015, 10:57 AM
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Personally, I make sure they have plenty of seed in their dishes before bed in case I sleep in or have a doctor's appointment I've forgotten about. However, if you wake up before or around the same time as your budgies do, you could just leave a bit of food for a morning snack before they go to sleep, then you can get them to eat their veggies, sprouts, etc., when they wake up.
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I'm not sure of the expert answer, but mine have 24 hour access to food. I also change the water morning and night and more often if needed.
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I also leave 24 hour access to seed and water and have heard Sammy eating late at night or early in the morning when I haven't uncovered his cage.
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Mine also have access to food and water at all times.
Only the fresh foods, like veggies, fruit, homemade egg food, sprouts aren't available overnight for obvious reasons.
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In the wild budgies tend to fly from food source to water to food source and generally forage. Our budgies don't have good night vision, but in saying this I know my guys all eat at night time. Also when I first uncover them they are more often than not eating so I would leave the food in over night.
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They need access to food and water 24/7. They will be up long before you are even if the cage is covered and the first thing they will do is drink then eat.
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