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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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Old 04-17-2017, 08:24 AM
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Hello all,

So I found this food called Nature's Nest. It's made by a avian veterinarian close to where I live and apparently it's fantastic. I just want to know if it's suitable for my budgies and whether I can wet it or not.

Nature's Nest Avian Softgrain is made up of:

- Nature's Nest Avian complete
- Maize
- Barley
- Vegetables

Nature's Nest Avian complete is made up of:

- Maize
- Soya
- Bran
- Apple concentrate
- Vitamins
- Limestone
- Rooibos leaves
- Kinofos
- Giants peanuts
- Zeolite
- Methionine

I want to feed the Nature's Nest Avian Softgrain as it is ground down for smaller birds but what do you think of this? Nature's Nest Avian Complete is considered the best pellet made in my country.

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If budgies will eat the pellet (smallest size) I'd stick with that,since
when it's wet, it will pack down after a short time, and mainly unless it's changed with new moistened food, it can start to sour,
especially when the temps get warmer. A lot of interesting ingredients. Sounds healthy. This only thing I would see as a problem is when it's not a pellet, some budgies get hooked on things in the mix that they like and just select what they like the most.

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I think if you start with the softgrain you can probably introduce the pellets later on once the budgies become used to the taste of the softgrain. You could also always grind the pellets up in a mini-food processor if you wished to do so.

May I ask why you want to wet the food though?
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What I did today was I ground down the Avian Complete (which I have for our Macaw) and made a crumble which I sprinkled dry over the food as well as offered it in a small bowl in each cage so they can slowly get used to it.

I will be getting a food processor soon (present from dad) so I can grind for the budgies. The great thing is that I can get 10kg for $32 USD and feed to all my birds. The macaw is just weaning now and is loving it (not just playing with it).

The reason I wanted to wet it was to supplement but if I can feed pellets, offer oat groats and egg food with a calcium sup in the water then I am all set with healthy birds

Thanks everyone for your input and advice. I am open to more and hearing everyones opinion.

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If I remember correctly, you are also giving a high quality seed mix in addition, which means your budgies should be very healthy and happy!
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If I remember correctly, you are also giving a high quality seed mix in addition, which means your budgies should be very healthy and happy!
Yes! All my parakeets love it. They are getting more confident and curious with trying the different seeds in the mix too. So that's great.

So glad I got the high quality seed mix "recipe" on here.

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