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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 am trying ti get my budgies to eat couscous so that it can be a carier for supplements. The budgies eat seeds and they used to eat sprouted wheat but this was leading them to be too agressive towards the young plucking them and injuring them in the nest. The same happened when they were eating kale. It seems when the diet is healthy for them they are doing the same thing. Moreover, they used to indulge on the wheat with up to 4 tablespoons each and still seeming hungry.

As supplements I am using daily essentials 3, calcivet and proboost supermax along with Biointegra for probiotics and codliver oil

How would you recomend that I introduce the couscous?

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It is my understanding that if a budgie is receiving a healthy diet including a good quality seed mix and a variety of vegetables, there is little need for additional supplements.

May I ask how many budgies you have in a cage, how old the budgies are and if you are following colony breeding practices? Those things are much more likely to be leading to aggression toward the young than feeding a healthy diet would.


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Whether it's sprouts, seeds, veggies or a good balanced diet, certain foods will not lead to your budgies to be aggressive with their offspring or among themselves. This is a misconception, only in extreme cases and when there is actual and continued lack of a food source and the budgies are starving would they start to fight out of desperation/frustration.

Under normal circumstances, violence is determined by their overall personalities and temperaments and not about the certain foods.
Budgies who exhibit more of an aggressive and violent nature should not be put to breeding because not only would the chances be higher of the chicks being attacked and in extreme cases killed, but also the chance for these chicks to inherit the violent temperament is increased.
If you are breeding in a colony setting, this further adds to the issue with the fighting.
The information found here at the Diet and Nutrition section will be extremely helpful to you. It would also be a good idea to review the info on the stickies at the Budgie Breeding section.
You can start with these ones:
https://talkbudgies.com/diet-nutritio...-seed-mix.html

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

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

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-dangers.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-what-do.html

And to answer your question, you can add the couscous to the fresh egg food mix.
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So the cages are 2ft, by 1ft, by 1ft per pair. Nest boxes are 1ft high by 10 inches square. Box hole is 6 inch high. The food is given to each pair in the morning and evening, wheat is sprouted for 4 days so roots are about an inch long and shoots like 5mm long.

The budgies are between one year and three old.
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Do you remove the hen from the cage when the chicks reach 3 1/2 weeks old and let the father finish feeding, weaning and socializing them?

Hens may become aggressive when the chicks reach about that age.
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