I have had Ringo and Lola a couple of months. I am coaxing them to eat a variety of foods and they have really taken to leafy greens. I buy a container that is called "Organic mixed spring greens" and give them a variety each night. I have been just giving them however much they will eat. Is that okay? Their poops are fine now that they are used to having the greens. In addition they eat seed - about 2 tbsp shared between the two of them each day.
That is a nice mix of greens, and I use it myself sometimes. I don't feed my birds greens everyday because they tend to get runny dropping's so keep an eye on that. Good job getting your bird's eating healthy....
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I agree with the others - if your Budgies are not having loose droppings, you can feed them greens daily. Probably they will stop if it's too much. I think the problem comes when people only rarely feed greens and then Budgies eat too much before their systems are used to it.
I adopted a Budgie about a year ago and I was surprised how much greens and veggies he will eat. He loves those pre-washed salad mixes "baby greens", "mixed greens" etc. (I always re-wash them before feeding). He also like (thawed) frozen mixed veggies. And he especially LOVES celery - which I know is mostly water - but it doesn't seem to hurt him.
Of course, millet spray will always do...
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I also use leafy greens from a box of pre-washed spring mix. Most mornings I clip leaves to the cage for each bird. This has worked out very well over the past few years. All my birds will eat leafy greens, although they don't like arugula (can't blame them on that one) or the dark red leaves. This has been the only way I have been able to be consistent with serving veggies because it's so easy, even when life gets busy. I use the rest of the box to make my lunch salads that I take to work.
I got a new budgie, Alfred, two weeks ago. Up until a couple of days ago, Fred completely ignored the leafy greens - I think he was weaned on mashed veggies rather than whole leaves. But I kept clipping them to his cage anyway. Then a couple of days ago I saw him play with the leaf and twist it all up until it fell off the clip. Yesterday when I came home from work it looked like he had been eating the leaf. This morning, he went right for the leaf and started eating it as soon as I clipped it to the cage. Yay!