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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 04-14-2016, 06:22 PM
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I've been looking at a lot of internet sites about my birdie's diet.
I didn't buy any bird sand because I thought seeds and veggies will be enough but every site, not forums, that are in Turkish (my mother tongue) says half seed/half sand but when we don't even have avian vets, how can I trust these articles?

I'm using Versele Laga seeds which I think it's the best I can find here, others are brands like Whiskas, cheap tasty but fatty. Mixing those with sand maybe makes sense because they're classic pet shop seeds, but mine is I think a better option considering they weren't even in the pet shop and I don't think she needs extra help for digestion because apparently it helps digestion. I still think bird sands sounds a bit dodgy though.

What do you guys think? Does any of you uses these bird sands?

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Bird sand, or grit, as it is also called, is not good for budgies at all and should never be used. Budgies hull their seeds before eating them and therefore do not need extra help from the grit to break down their food. In fact, the grit wears away at the lining of their crop and can cause serious health issues over time.

I'm glad you checked first

Be sure to look at this article for more information!
https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...bout-grit.html
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Hello budgies do not need sand or grit in their diet. It sounds like your budgie is getting a great healthy food plan. I will attach a link for some home made recipes that are good and healthy also.
https://talkbudgies.com/recipes-budgi...step-step.html
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If you want to up the nutrition in their diet you can try to sprout some of their seed mix. Sprouted seeds are more nutritious and sprouting is not hard to do.
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Sarah,

You've received excellent advice.

Grit can lead to impaction of the crop so it is not something you should consider using with a budgie.
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Thank you all so much. I knew they were dodgy, I'm glad I asked you first. And thank's for the links!

I've heard of sprouts but I thought they were soya beans for some reason
I am definitely going to try that!

Again, thank you so much!
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Greetings and welcome aboard.you got some wonderful advice from our friends here.I agree with everyone here.i wish you and your budgie many happy years together.hope to see some photos soon,blessings always.
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Merhaba Sarah,

The breeder at the location I bought my new baby budgie told me "No sand/grit is needed for Budgies" It actually can do much more harm than good. I'm so glad you checked first. Good luck with your new Budgie.
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