Hello! I was wondering if some of you experts would look over our feeding plan and offer some feedback. We only have one budgie, and I still feel unsure about proportions and frequency of some things. I've noticed that a couple of afternoons his stool has been a little watery, and I'm wondering if we are overdoing some things- greens or sprouts. So here's what we've been doing...
In the mornings, we usually take him out at about 9 or 10 to hang out with us for a while. While he's out, I make him a little salad with some variation of sprouts (alfalfa, clover, broccoli, or mung bean), a veg (carrot, broccoli, sweet potato, or whatever we've got) and leaves (celery tops, parsley, dandelion, or kale). Just to clarify, one item from each category, not all those things together. The leaves we sometimes clip to his cage instead of adding to the salad.
When he returns to his cage throughout the day, we offer him Harrison's pellets and sometimes some egg food. Three or four times a week he gets a little soft mash with his pellets containing Harrison's Mash, boiled egg, and a couple of boiled veggies processed in food processor.
At dinner time, we remove the pellets/ mash and put in a fresh mix of canary and millet. A couple times a week I add a pinch of either Herb Salad, Bee Pollen granules or kelp granules to his seed.
In his cage he has a spinach alfalfa ring swing. He likes to sit on it and take little nibbles.
He seems to like all these foods and nibbles them pretty evenly throughout the day. Our vet has recommended he get 50% seed/ veggies and 50% pellets. Does that sound right to you?
Are we leaving anything out or overdoing anything? Any hints you could give on serving sizes for one extra adorable English budgie would be greatly appreciated!