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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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Hey! I feel so happy with my girls diet now, they are happily eating their pellets and their veggies regularly as well as their seed of course and they love their sprouted seed. Their favourite veggie definitely seems to be romaine lettuce. They'll also eat a little bit of pak choy, spinach, beetroot greens, dark lettuce, and purple lettuce. Haven't had much luck with anything that wasn't a leafy green lol. Petal liked the apple when I gave them a little bit but Belle just picked it off and chucked it everywhere. Of course I only give fruit sparingly. But I'd like to know what some of your budgies favourites are?

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Romaine lettuce, herbs, broccoli, spinach, rocket, watercress and wheatgrass are all big hits!

Green pepper, peas & courgette have been tasted.

Red/orange/yellow peppers, celery, carrot and apple have been completely ignored, but I keep trying.

Any non green veggie is viewed with great suspicion by my guys
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Romaine lettuce, herbs, broccoli, spinach, rocket, watercress and wheatgrass are all big hits!

Green pepper, peas & courgette have been tasted.

Red/orange/yellow peppers, celery, carrot and apple have been completely ignored, but I keep trying.

Any non green veggie is viewed with great suspicion by my guys
Haha of course! If it aint green it must be poisonous!!! lol
I really wanna try some broccoli with my girls, I just haven't had any fresh broccoli in the house. Do you chop yours up or hang it in the cage. My girls only eat veggies that are clipped to the bars.
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I find mine are the same- leafy greens good- any thing else- bad.

I bought a mini chopper though and I have been given them more bits really finely chopped in that and they seem to show more interest when it's small pieces like their seed.
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Haha of course! If it aint green it must be poisonous!!! lol
I really wanna try some broccoli with my girls, I just haven't had any fresh broccoli in the house. Do you chop yours up or hang it in the cage. My girls only eat veggies that are clipped to the bars.
I tend to put one or two florets in their bowl, 'flower' side up, they seem to prefer doing the chopping themselves!
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my little rascals love carrots and carrot tops...some broccoli and spinach (im lowering them with spinach since I read somewhere that it reduces calcium intake) and recently I offered them zucchini and they love it. next time I will try to give them eggplants and see if it wont ignored. some tips, if you want to let them try new veggies offer them in the morning when they are starving and you will see that curiosity and hunger always wins with them

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My boys favorite is Cilantro, without a doubt.
Sweetcorn is also a hit, but attracts them small ants we are infested with here on Tenerife, so not often they get that
Other non seed foods they absolutely love is Eucalyptus leaves(Figures haha) and fresh grass, both homegrown wheat grass and fresh from outside.
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my little rascals love carrots and carrot tops...some broccoli and spinach (im lowering them with spinach since I read somewhere that it reduces calcium intake) and recently I offered them zucchini and they love it. next time I will try to give them eggplants and see if it wont ignored. some tips, if you want to let them try new veggies offer them in the morning when they are starving and you will see that curiosity and hunger always wins with them

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Don't try the eggplant, it's on the unsafe list!
https://talkbudgies.com/diet-nutritio...s-budgies.html

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my little rascals love carrots and carrot tops...some broccoli and spinach (im lowering them with spinach since I read somewhere that it reduces calcium intake) and recently I offered them zucchini and they love it. next time I will try to give them eggplants and see if it wont ignored. some tips, if you want to let them try new veggies offer them in the morning when they are starving and you will see that curiosity and hunger always wins with them

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I've read in a few places that egg plant isn't safe for budgies to eat.
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My babies love cilantro and peas (Lulu gets frustrated with the peas though, since they roll around too much )
They will eat broccoli and some other veggies, but only straight out of my hand. The princesses expect their veggies to be brought up to them
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