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Parakeet Specific Vita Seed w/ Probiotics by Higgins and Lafeber's Premium Daily Diet for Parakeets

Are these good seeds and pellets to feed breeding budgies? My plan is to feed them a mix of the pellets and seeds, plus some eggfood mixed with vegetables and occasional fruits.

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Hi this sounds like a good start for your budgies diet and do not forget the egg food either prepared like Quiko in the pet store or fresh hard boiled mixed with
all kind of veggies if you are working on transitioning to pellets. Many people Use Harrisons. Roudybush, or zupreem as the main pellet source and Nutriberries
as a treat to coax a reluctant budgie to try new things like pelllets. Do not be afraid to experiment and learn what become your budgies favorite foods.

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I've been mixing my own hardboiled egg with lettuce, spinach, and carrots. So far they haven't touched it yet, but it's barely been a week. Right now I've just been feeding them the seed since the pellets haven't shipped yet, but they should be getting here any day now. I was planning on decreasing the amount of seed I've been feeding them and mixing in the pellets to their seed. I want to eventually get them on about 50/50 seed/pellets or 40/60 seed/pellets. I also have a cuttlebone in there for them for calcium, but I'm not sure if they've touched it yet. I also have a mineral perch on the way here (bought online) that I'm planning to replace one of their natural wood perches with. Do you know if there's anything else I should be supplementing their diet with to make sure they are on a proper diet for breeding in the next few months? I heard protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin a, and vitamin d are the most common deficiencies in budgies. Should I get some vitamin a and d supplements to add to their food or water until I can get them to eat their eggfood and vegetables, or if they never end up eating them? Maybe protein and phosphorus supplements if those exist, and calcium if they don't start chewing on the cuttlebone? Thanks in advance!
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Feed Soluvite D vitamins from vetafarm. I would wait at least a year before considering a breeding program, during which they should be transformed to a healthier diet. It takes time and patience. Budgie do not understand time.
They will not get in a line like good little soldiers. They must be introduced to suggested changes and then think about and test it first in their own time. I spent 2 years of intensive training under a champion mentor plus hours of additional study beyond the college classes I had taken before my first clutch was born. Get to know your birds and read all the info here on TB several times to prepare. Also find a breeder who will be your mentor and an avian vet to be your backup in emergencies. Budgies should be a year old before breeding. they need time to grow up in body and mind. It costs la lot of money to set up breeding boxes etc and you need a medical fund for vet care as well. Some other breeders should stop by and share some of their experiences with you.

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Thanks for the vitamin D supplement reference! I've also been making sure my birds get at least 30 min of sunlight a day to absorb vitamin D. After having a bird get sick from vitamin d (from sunlight) deficiency, I'm now super careful to make sure my birdies get it haha.

I used to breed a few years ago, and just got a new pair to start back up again. I've been researching budgies basically my whole life lol. I am waiting a few to several months anyway since I need to wait for my female to reach 1 year (she looks to be 5-9 mos), so in that time I'm making sure to get them on the best diet I can.

I already had two large cages, two water bottles, a few toys, and like 8 food bowls from previous birds that I have scrubbed and disinfected completely before getting my new pair. I've been putting money aside each paycheck specifically for bird stuff- so far I've gotten 6 natural wood perches, a mineral perch, two cuttlebones, a water bottle, a couple shreddable toys, a nestbox, a spray bottle, seed, and pellets. My next investment is going to be one or two breeding cages to start out with, and then I'll get another pair or two to start conditioning.

I already have an avian vet I absolutely love. I really hate working at my current clinic, so I might even try to apply as a tech there even though it's a bit farther away. There are no breeders closer to me than several hours, but if anyone on here would like to mentor me over internet/phone, I'd be more than happy to have the help . Thanks for your replies!

EDIT: Oh wow the vitamin d soluvite is very expensive lol. Might have to wait on that. I only have $60 left in my bird fund til my next paycheck, so I'll probably have to wait til then to get it, or find a cheaper one haha.
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We use soluvite D Breeder. Now that is expensive!! We get together with other breeders and split the cost on the largest size.I recommend the Soluvite D on TB because the D breeder is so expensive for regular companion budgies not expected to be part of a big breeding program. I am glad you have some experience in breeding . It is so very sad when people try to breed their birds
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I was actually looking at the soluvite d breeder since I saw that when I was looking for the soluvite d, and was like hey breeder that looks even better! And then I saw the price LOL. That's a good idea, I wish I had breeders in my area to do that with haha! Not to mention I'd probably feel a little awkward talking to other breeders in person anyway just because I'm generally so much younger than them haha
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Just getting started again, Use the Soluvite D. It is very good. and can help get your birds in condition. After a while you can move up to the D Breeder.
I did not use it at first and my birds did fine in the nest box. As you expand your breeding program then work on the D Breeder. If you intend to show, you will meet a lot of Breeders by Joining BAA or ABS. Then one person buys and then splits the D breeder up and passes it on at a show or When someone goes to a show they can bring the portion to the perso they live near. A lot of exchanges of birds etc go on at shows and you get to know people all over the country. Blessings as you prepare for your breeding program. Jo Ann
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I breed american budgies so I don't show
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