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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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can we feed our budgie boiled chicken chest??
and how much quantityy should i add in egg food and how many time can i give to my birds ?

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Old 02-23-2016, 06:46 AM
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I personally don't feed my flock other cooked birds, I draw a moral line there.
I also don't know of the long term effects this can have especially on such a small bird species as a budgie.
If the budgies have a good, balanced diet there really is no need to add meat to their diets, these birds are granivores.
They will get enough nourishment from a good quality seed mix/pellets, veggies, sprouts, the occasional little piece of fruit and egg food when breeding/raising their young, when moulting or when sick.
Egg food should be present on their diets daily when breeding. Non breeding birds can get daily amount of egg food when moulting or when feeling under the weather.
On other occasions, you can offer egg food once or twice per week.

For all the detailed info on this subject, be sure to check the stickies and articles on Diet and Nutrition.
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i heared boiled chciken is full of proteen
and it is very good cure if birds are unreweight and victim of feather plucking
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I personally would try keeping it as natural as possible.. The chances of having a budgie eat a chicken in the wild is probably never heard of so I always felt weirded about when giving a piece to them
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With budgies I'd stick to the tried and true healthy diets of fresh produce, pellets, seeds, sprouts.

I don't doubt you've heard about having birds sample protein foods like chicken or other human table foods, and I do feed small bits to OTHER SPECIES, but as for best practices for our tiny budgies, I agree on saying no. They just do not need it.
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Egg is the best source of high quality protein

Please read all the stickys in this link to choose best balance diet for your budgies hopefully none of your budgie will be underweight Diet and Nutrition - Talk Budgies Forums

If you want to gear up things serve Black Chickpea soaked in water (overnight) and Wheat grains (at least for 24 hours)

For feather plucking budgie egg food and calcium supplement is best
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I kind of agree with Aluz. I think for me at least, it's about the morality of it, more than is it healthy. Even if it is, I still don't think I'd have the heart to give my bird a cooked distant relative.
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I still don't think I'd have the heart to give my bird a cooked distant relative.
cooked distant relative hahaha! I hear what you're saying, but it sounds so funny, forgive me !
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I think there is enough healthy protein in egg food and a good mix of sprouted seeds etc to cover most needs. However, as for as natural goes budgies will help themselves to even raw meat if they have the opportunity, mostly the odd insect but also another dead budgie if available. I imagine the chances of budgies getting protein from egg in the wild is about the same as them getting their protein from meat so I don't see one as less natural than the other. If I was going to allow meat, I would probably avoid feeding cooked chicken on the chance that some bird disease may still be present in it. However, I see no real need to feed meat when egg is so easy and a very balanced and healthy protein source.
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There are plenty of non meat proteins out there that should suffice. I agree with most here as well.
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