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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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Default Current Plan for Adding Pellets & Eggfood

This is my current plan I have typed up to transition my birds to a diet of approximately 20% seeds, 30% pellets, and 50% eggfood (homemade mix consisting of hardboiled eggs and their shells, lettuce, spinach, and raw & boiled carrots). Does this sound okay? Too fast, too slow? This is just for my breeder birds and their babies (before they go to their new homes), I'm planning on feeding my retired breeders/pets/nonbreeders a diet of approximately 30% seeds, 40% pellets, and 30% fresh vegetables (homemade mix of lettuce, spinach, and raw & boiled carrots, with some hardboiled egg mixed in once a week). Obviously I will keep it flexible and make sure the birds are eating enough throughout the transition as well, since we all know how picky budgies can be! All of my current budgies are pet store birds that were fed seed diets. Thanks for any tips and feedback!

EDIT: I have 4 birds in one cage together
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Wow, looks like a very good, comprehensive plan. Good job! You budgies are going to be very healthy
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Thanks! I love planning things out like this, so it's a fun project for me
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Hi, one thing that was worrying to me was the fact that water is not changed daily? especially in hot weather bacteria can build up very quickly and cause problems.
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I use a water bottle which is thoroughly cleaned every time fresh water is replaced, and they will be in an air conditioned room so it shouldn't get too hot. When I inquired about ACV in another thread, someone said that changing the water every few days should be fine, so this I figured this would be okay.
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Please make sure your budgies are not in the full blast of the air con or right underneath it they should be a back from the air con or they might get a chill.... Don't you have an open water dish near there seed where you open the door of there cage..I change my budgies water every day sometimes twice a day. They can get food in the water that goes soft not good. You need to give your budgies fresh water every day it only takes a few minutes to do....
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I know not to keep them right by the air conditioning. I have a water bottle instead of a water dish, because it's much more hygienic and easy to use. I used to use water bowls and had to change them 3 or more times a day because they got so much food, feathers, and poop in them. I'm never going back to those. I don't have time to change their water every 3 hours. I use one of their dishes for seed and pellets, and the other for eggfood/vegetables, and they have the water bottle for water.
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That is good ...Your budgies are lucky to have a mum like you to look after them....
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