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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 12-16-2015, 05:04 PM
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Unhappy Budgies wont eat veggies.

I've tried a lot of methods.. but they just dont eat veggies...

are there any other suggestions on how to get my budgies to eat veggies?
i clipped on cage, i made chopped veggies on dish etc etc..

my male budgie actually ate some carrot.. (3-4 bites) but i gave it to him with my hand...

A guy once told me to fast them and that it works... but i dont want to do it. It doesnt feel right...

so any plans or suggestions?

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Mine liked theirs best when I just put some kale on the floor of the cage, or if they're out of the cage, on top of it and they all just went for it. Just keep trying. Eventually they'll probably get curious and try it.
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Never fast your birds --
whoever the guy was he offered you bad advice.

Give your birds veggies first thing in the morning.
They will be hungry after sleeping all night and more inclined to try them then.

It can take several weeks for budgies to decide to try a new food.
Fruit is high in sugar content so vegetables are actually healthier for your budgies with fruits given only occasionally.

Look at the stickies in the Diet and Nutrition section of the forum for lots of good tips on how to introduce new foods to your budgies.
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The first vegetable my guys tried (and loved) was sweet corn kernels sprinkled with a teeny bit of garlic powder (NOT salt).
Budgies seem to love "spicy" tastes.
My guys adore fresh basil, cilantro and chickweed.
They also like zucchini and red pepper.

Our Budgies Diet - Cute Little Birdies Aviary

Egg Food- Our Aviary Recipe Step By Step - Cute Little Birdies Aviary

https://talkbudgies.com/diet-nutritio...r-budgies.html

Using ACV in your budgie's water works as a natural probiotic which promotes good digestive health.

https://talkbudgies.com/holistic-natu...r-vinegar.html

With a healthy diet, you should not need any vitamins or supplements other than Vitamin D3 which is used for birds who get limited direct sunlight.

Here is an article about Full Spectrum Lighting:
https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-articl...-lighting.html

This link gives you an idea for a small full spectrum light:

Clamp Lamp and Incandescent Spot Lights at Drs. Foster and Smith: Portable lighting for pet birds

You may choose to use a supplement like Soluvite D in addition to a full spectrum light:

Lady Gouldian Finch .com - Soluvite D
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Thank you..i have already read the stickies i will keep trying
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