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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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Hi there,

So I have most of the items for my seed mix I have my red millet, safflower, hemp, niger and sprouting seed to pick up later this week so thats great

What I am wanting to know is can a pelleted diet that is marked as "complete" allowed to be added or offered with the seed diet? I am looking at Versele Laga B14 as a pelleted diet to mix. I would link the other product but I am rather waiting for the composition of it from the company. Quite limited in my country.

Also, must breeder egg food always be offered to a breeding pair of birds? Also normal egg food must be offered how much to non-breeding birds?

Sorry I just want to give my birds the best and don't want to over or under do it.

Thanks so much.
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A pelleted food that is marked "complete" can certainly be offered in addition to a high quality seed mix.

I give each budgie 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons of seed per day and they have Roudybush pellets available 24/7 (as well as Zupreem Fruity pellets) so there is always a food source available.

I'm not sure what you mean by "breeder egg food" - are you referring to a particular kind you purchase?
You can always make your own egg food whether the budgies are breeding or not.

For non-breeding budgies egg food once or twice a week is fine.
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A pelleted food that is marked "complete" can certainly be offered in addition to a high quality seed mix.

I give each budgie 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons of seed per day and they have Roudybush pellets available 24/7 (as well as Zupreem Fruity pellets) so there is always a food source available.

I'm not sure what you mean by "breeder egg food" - are you referring to a particular kind you purchase?
You can always make your own egg food whether the budgies are breeding or not.

For non-breeding budgies egg food once or twice a week is fine.
Ah yes I can get the Roudybush pellets here but it's from one person who marks it up MASSIVELY so I'll see if I can get that, if not, B14 is what I can afford. On that point. How often do you need to chage pellets. Every day or?

The brand that I buy Egg Food is called Aviplus but they have two egg foods. Basically the one the call Breeder 18% which I think it just has more protein for breeding birds.

Thanks so much again

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The B14 pellets should be fine if those are easier for you to obtain and afford.

I only put a little bit of pellets in the food dishes at a time and leave them in the cage until they are eaten to help avoid waste. The pellets do not need to be changed out every day. Obviously, if the pellets become soiled with droppings they are removed and replaced.
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The B14 pellets should be fine if those are easier for you to obtain and afford.

I only put a little bit of pellets in the food dishes at a time and leave them in the cage until they are eaten to help avoid waste. The pellets do not need to be changed out every day. Obviously, if the pellets become soiled with droppings they are removed and replaced.
Thanks so much again. I should be sorted now and am contacting a Show Budgie breeder to discuss what he has and to go view. So my birds will have great nutrition from the get go

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Looks like you have a great seed mix going! Just don't forget to include daily vegetables and occasional fruit into your budgies diet as well Be sure to have a look through the Safe Foods for Budgies sticky to see what fresh foods you can give your birds. Romaine lettuce and other leafy greens are favourites among my budgies
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Looks like you have a great seed mix going! Just don't forget to include daily vegetables and occasional fruit into your budgies diet as well Be sure to have a look through the Safe Foods for Budgies sticky to see what fresh foods you can give your birds. Romaine lettuce and other leafy greens are favourites among my budgies
Hey! I offer all my birds fresh veg daily so no need to worry about that. I was more just asking about my seed mixes here just to get it optimal. Thanks so much for the advice though

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So went to fetch my red millet that I ordered and the rest of my seeds today and the person helping me was so nice and gave me the bag of red millet for free.

So the seed mix is done and I have also ordered my Roudybush Daily Maintenance Mini (and Medium for my boyfriend's Mini Macaw) and will be going to look at and choose my budgies within the next week.

So glad all the base food is sorted and all ready for my new budgies!

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Chelsea,

That's excellent! Way to go, girl.

I will be looking forward to "meeting" your new budgies once you have them home and all settled in.
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Thank you to you and everyone for the advice.

Glad I can put it into practice. When working in USD the Roudybush comes to $19 per 1.25kg as opposed to Nutribird and Kaytee sitting around $12-$15 but I am happy and willing to pay that for a good food. Can't get Harrisons so that isn't even an option

Will definitely introduce my birds once settled So exciting.
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