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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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Hello.

I'm still trying to get my budgie used to veg and fruit.

But i was wondering how often others feed their budgies a portion of veg & or fruit?

How much seed per day do you feed your budgie? I've been feeding two table spoons a day. Two table spoons seem like a small amount to me, but then I rememer she's only small....

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Have you read the stickies in the Diet and Nutrition section of the forum and the Budgie Articles?

A budgie should have 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of a high quality seed mix per day. You can feed vegetables daily.
Fruit should be limited to once or twice a week as it is high in sugar content. Are you also giving her pellets in addition to seed?

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

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Daily food for mine:

*A variety of pellets are always available. I use Roudybush nibbles, Harrison's Super Fine and Zupreem fruit pellets

*1 dish of "Fresh food": Raw chopped veggies, greens, herbs or fruits (usually a combo). Sometimes it's steamed, unseasoned/no oil veggies (mine LOVE cooked squash! for example). Sometimes there's cooked whole grains/seeds (brown rice, quinoa, barley, pasta). Soaked or sprouted seeds.

*Good seed mix- 1-2 teaspoons daily. They never finish it all because they eat the other stuff too.

Maaaaaybe a couple times a week: boiled egg, Avicake, nutriberries.

Millet for training sessions.

Variety is key for a healthy bird Check out the my post on the Diet and nutrition board called "What's on the menu today". Lots of community members have shared their daily feedings on there, even with pics I gain a lot of inspiration when looking at what other people are doing
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Have you read the stickies in the Diet and Nutrition section of the forum and the Budgie Articles?

A budgie should have 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of a high quality seed mix per day. You can feed vegetables daily.
Fruit should be limited to once or twice a week as it is high in sugar content. Are you also giving her pellets in addition to seed?

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

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...-seed-mix.html
I meant to put teaspoon not table spoon, thats me typing mistake.

I've been using harrison high potency mash with the seed.

I'll take a look at the links. Thanks
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I've read that budgies need 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of seed a day. So I tend to offer my little budgie friend a variety of things. For reference, here's what I'm doing.

I have a special cup for fresh foods that I switch out twice a day for breakfast and lunch/dinner. I sprout seed for her every few days (germinate, really, since I do it just until I see the white bit burst from the hull) and she loves that.

So her breakfast/lunch "salad cup" includes a rounded 1/2 tsp of germinated/chitted seed mix as a base. Then I'll add some Harrison's mash and a pinch of knotgrass to that for breakfast. Lunch varies and can be shredded carrot and broccoli with a bit of corn, or peas, or lima beans, or chopped arugula, or celery greens. Sometimes I'll add some turmeric powder, paprika, or red pepper flakes for fun. I also hang some soaked romaine lettuce, or basil from my garden, in her cage. She's not fond of fruit, but will happily shred a slice of apple (and even eat some) once a week.

I only use millet spray as a treat and she loves to eat a few seeds from my hand.

Things I have in her cage in separate cups that are measured out and replaced every morning when I clean her cage are:

Filtered water with a few drops of organic apple cider vinegar

heaping 1/2 tsp. Volkman's Featherglow parakeet mix

heaping 1/2 tsp. Hagen budgie seed

1/2 tsp. Zupreem Fruitblend (canary size)

1/2 tsp. Roudybush nibles

I also have a cup that has some (about 1 1/2 tsp.) dry "herb salad" for her to eat when she needs it.

She loves checking out and eating from each cup every day and this seems to be fun for her. Despite what seems like a small amount, she never finishes any one thing. She comes close with the sprouted seed since she really loves it.
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