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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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I'm very confused about the dietary needs of budgies. Some say seeds are bad because they are fatty, others say they should be a staple. It's the same argument with pellets. Then some say that seeds are good only if sprouted. A little help here?!


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This link will give you all you need to know about an excellent diet for your budgies.

Our Budgies Diet - Cute Little Birdies Aviary


https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...ur-budgie.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...-seed-mix.html

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Thanks for the links. Now I have another question: do I need to feed breakfast, lunch and dinner or can I feed a bigger breakfast and dinner?


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Budgies only need 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of a good quality seed mix per day. If your budgies are not used to pellets and vegetables yet, it will take awhile for them to start eating those in addition to their seed.

I give my budgies two rations of seed per day.
When I clean the cage in the morning and put in fresh clean newspaper, I scatter about 1 tsp of seed per budgie on the paper to encourage them to "forage".

I keep pellets in the cage 24/7. Vegetables are served in a separate dish.

In the evening, I change their newspapers again and they get their second ration of 1 tsp of seed per budgie - again scattered on the clean paper.
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What is the importance of foraging?
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Kim,

Foraging encourages budgies to get up and "work" for their food, stimulating their minds and giving them a bit of excercise meanwhile It discourages boredom, as well

This is similar to behaviours they might exhibit in the wild
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Makes sense! Thanks!
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The best diet is always going to be a varied diet. So, the more things you can encourage them to eat, the better!

In my opinion, seeds are best when sprouted. (with that being said, i'm totally biased because I'm OBSESSED with sprouts, not only for my birds, but for me too!)

Pellets are a staple in my cages as well. I feed Roudybush pellets every day.

Veggies are great!

Egg food is great too, and you can add in anything you want, like more veggies!

Birdie Bread is fun to make and can be easily customized to your bird's taste.

Nutriberries are a great little snack/treat as well.

Millet, we can't forget the millet! I usually reserve this as a special treat, and only give it when the birds are out of their cages.
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I've been looking online and see that Dr Harvey's is a lot more expensive than Volkmans. I know you wouldn't recommend Volkmans if you didn't feel it was a good quality mix, but is Dr Harvey's worth the extra expense? Would my budgie benefit just as well from Volkmans?
Also...i like the foraging idea. It's just so different from what I'm accustomed to doing. For 35 years I've done the same thing...filled a seed cup up all the way. Stirred it around with my finger after two days...after another couple of days stirred it some more adding a little more seed. After another couple days I pour pretty much completely out and refill with all fresh. I never realized that they only need a teaspoon or so a day. Is there a downside to what I'm doing? I would like to try scattering a little on the bottom of the cage but then I think "oh my gosh I will be starving my poor baby!"
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Also, this is the only place I see to ask this...can I start a new thread?? Where would I do it if I can?? I've looked and looked. What I do see is a tab that says something about not having access to start a new thread.
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