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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 02-13-2016, 08:10 PM
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Safe Foods for Budgies


Vegetables

Asparagus
Beets (peeled)
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Carrots
Chard *
Collard Greens
Corn
Cucumber
Dark Green Lettuce (not Iceberg)
Green Beans
Kale
Mustard Greens
Parsley*
Peas
Peppers (any color; spicy is fine, even jalapenos)
Pumpkin
Spinach*
Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Tomato
Turnip Greens
Yams
Zucchini

Arugula
Basil
Bee balm
Chamomile
Coriander/cilantro
Chickweed
Dandelion greens
Dill **
Fennel
Lavender
Lemon balm
Lemon grass
Marjoram
Milk Thistle
Mint **
Oregano **
Parsley *
Rosemary
Sage **
Savory
Tarragon
Thyme
Tumeric
Yarrow

Remember that Variety is best.

* Feed chard, parsley and spinach only in moderation as they contain oxalic acid. Too much of these can prevent the absorption of calcium.
Cabbage contains oxalic acid and has few nutrients that are helpful to your bird which is why it is not recommended.

** Moderate amounts; Too much of the essential oils in these herbs may irritate the budgie's mucosa in the crop and digestive tract


Fruits

Apple
Apricot
Banana
Berries (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry)
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Dried fruit (unsulfured)
Grapes (half a grape per day per parakeet maximum)
Kiwi
Lemon
Mango
Melons
Oranges
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Peach
Pears
Pineapple
Tangerines

Do not allow your budgies to eat fruit seeds (other than berry seeds)
Apple seeds or pear, plum, cherry, apricot and peach pits, etc. are toxic to budgies

AVOID!! The following are Toxic to Budgies


Do not allow your budgies to eat fruit seeds (other than berry seeds)

Alcohol
Apple seeds
Avocado (guacamole)
Caffeine
Chocolate
Eggplant
Fruit pits
Green Tomatoes
Grit
High-fat junk food (potato chips, doughnuts, etc.)
Mushrooms
Onions
Persimmons
Soda
Table salt
Tobacco

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