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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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Old 06-12-2015, 02:34 PM
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I'm slightly confused. How much seed or pellets do i feed my birds?

I was told that i should give 1.5 to 2 level teaspoons per day, per bird. What about pellets? Is that also about 1.5 to 2 teaspoons as well? Does it mean it has to be a 50 percent seed diet and a 50 percent pelleted diet? Totally confused

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I keep three kinds of pellets in my birds' cages 24/7. They can eat as much as they want of them.

I give them about 2 teaspoons of seed per day per bird.

Lots of fresh vegetables are always recommended!

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I keep three kinds of pellets in my birds' cages 24/7. They can eat as much as they want of them.

I give them about 2 teaspoons of seed per day per bird.

Lots of fresh vegetables are always recommended!

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Unlimited Pellets with limited seeds (2 teaspoons) then is the way to go. Thank you
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My bird's diet is similar to deb's with pellet's as the main staple, but I only give about 1/2 tsp of seed in each food dish in the evening as a treat. I do use nutriberries for treat's, but sparingly. I also feed veggies, and during molt's egg and flaxseed. Sprouted seed and birdie bread are excellent too...
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I'd like to add that most birds will not touch pellets as long as there are seeds in the cage, so I would recommend maybe switching them onto pellets first so they learn to recognize them as food and not ignore them after they've finished their daily seed.

Weaning budgies onto pellets can take forever and be extremely frustrating. The best way is to do it in ratios: Every time you change their food, add in a few more pellets, then a few more, then a few more (about a teaspoon more every two days) and after a week, the ratio should be at about 25-30% pellets to 70-75% seeds. At this point, they usually only ate the seeds, and then begged for more seeds, ignoring the pellets.
At this point, do not give in to their begging for more seeds. Most birds will only begin to eat pellets after there's no other option.
This seems kind of dramatic, but that was the only way my little girl learned to eat pellets, and now she loves them!
Eventually, increase the pellets until they are 50-50 with the seeds, and finally mostly pellets, then cut out seeds entirely. Budgies can go for 2 days without food, so don't worry if they don't eat. They're usually inclined to take a nibble during this time!
After a few days or so with just pellets, you can add seeds back in and offer like 1-2 tsp. of seeds separately as mentioned. I hope this helped!
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