So lately I have really overhauled Tiki (my 2 year old's diet) with the purchase of two new budgies. Tiki, possibly because our new guy Tundra is such a good veggie eater, Tiki is accepting veggies for the first time in his life.
So here is what they are getting currently:
I found some lovely sprouted lentils, sprouted quinoa, sprouted brown rice that are all dried. (Bought sprouted dried mung beans too but haven't tried yet). They are sold at Whole Foods by Tru Roots.
I cook up all the above every other day and serve in the morning. I put in whatever veggies I have on hand. Today was peppers, carrot, kale, basil. Once a week I'm adding an eggshell. Then I add 1 tsp of pellets (this is new for Tiki- he never touched them before but I'm seeing him eating them in the veggies!) and a sprinkling of millet (which is just to entice them just now but hope to ween them off in next few weeks). I then top it with probiotic powder. They eat together every morning.
I also sprinkle pellets at a cage liner outside of the cage every morning now so they can forage and get used to pellets.
Both Tiki and Tundra can eat a lot of pellets. I know it's WAY more than recommended but they both eat two tablespoons of seed a day. One of the tablespoons though is this organic brand where a lot of it is dried veggies and fruit:
I top the 2 tablespoons with 2 tablespoons of Harrison's high potency mash so they *really* have to eat through it all to get to the seed. ;-)
I'm also serving the same veggie/ pellet mix at night. I figure between those two feedings they are getting some pellets and veggies in them.
Whenever i"m in the room i let them out, which amounts to hours a day they fly freely in our main room. They run mostly but have tons of time exploring.
Both their weights are steady, I've been weighing them, and Tiki is 35 and Tundra is 31.
1) Is their diet too protein heavy? Is daily Quinoa and High potency mash ok (especially for Tiki who is not a baby anymore)?
2) They eat a higher amount than 1-2 tsps of seed per day, but Tiki's weight has always stayed the same for two years and he is eating a variety of stuff and getting exercise. Is this ok?
Thank you for your time as always