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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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Do you keep seed in the cage at all times? Overnight?

New baby budgie. Ive only had her for 2 days so I'm happy she's eating at all. Not touching any fruit or veggies I tried chopping up some sunflower sprouts and mixing them in but she just shoved them aside lol.

She's also sitting IN her dish. ? Hoping she doesn't poo in it

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Haha, my budgie sat in his bowl when I first got him too! She'll grow out of it

I take out seeds at night and only leave pellets 24/7. Budgies should get 1 1/2-2 tsp of seed per day. I feed 3/4 of a tsp twice a day and dump leftovers at the end of the day.

It can take budgies a very long time to accept new foods. Leafy greens like romaine lettuce or cilantro tend to be one that they take to quickly. I clip small sections of romaine leaves around the cage and my budgie nibbles on them occasionally.

Have you introduced your budgie to pellets yet?
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I clip fresh broccoli to the side of the cage. It has worked well with the most stubborn of parrots.
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Well the food I bought is a seed pellet mix. Might have to buy separate versions
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I use to feed pellets but not anymore. Once I added fresh foods they stopped eating the pellets. So now I do fresh vegetables, rice, fruit, pasta, birdie bread the kitchen sink.... But I am feeding 7 parrots.
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It can take several weeks (or even months) for budgies to decide to try a new food.

Fruit is high in sugar content so vegetables are actually healthier for your budgies with fruits given only occasionally (once or twice a week)

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

You will find many different tips with regard to presenting vegetables and encouraging your budgies to try new foods in the Diet and Nutrition section of the forum.

The first vegetable which my budgies that had not been weaned to vegetables tried (and loved) was sweet corn kernels sprinkled with a teeny bit of garlic powder (NOT salt).

Budgies seem to love "spicy" tastes.
They also adored fresh basil, cilantro, chickweed, zucchini and red pepper.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/314-diet-nutrition/

Using Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
as a natural pro-biotic is very beneficial to your budgies:

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...r-vinegar.html

When I introduced pellets to my budgie, my Avian Vet recommended using Harrison's High Potency Mash and sprinkling it on the budgie's seed mix every day. This way, when the budgie hulls the seed it tastes the pellet mash and ingests bits of it as well. This helps the budgie identify the taste as a food source.

Many members seem to find the easiest pellets to use for introducing pellets to their budgies to be the CANARY sized Zupreem fruity pellets. Most budgies like the taste and the "Canary" sized pellets are tiny enough for them to easily eat them. Once they've become accustomed to the Fruity Pellets, introducing the smallest "natural" pellets is then an easy step.

Other than when I was using the Harrison's mash, I've never mixed my birds' pellets and seed together.

My birds have three separate dishes each with a different brand/flavor of pellets available to them 24/7.

Their seed is rationed to approximately 2 teaspoons of seed per budgie each day.

I give them seed first thing in the morning right after putting clean newspapers on the bottom grate of the cages.

I sprinkle their morning ration on the paper so they can forage for the seeds. I then do the same thing in the evenings (after replacing the soiled newspaper with clean) and again allow them to forage for their seed.

All of my birds have the option to eat the available pellets whenever they like throughout the day and they all enjoy them!

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Interesting. Do you not have bars on the bottom of the cage?


I'm also still questioning her age. People guessed 4-6 months but she still has bars to her cere so wouldn't that put her younger before her first molt? Her bars are very faded because she's a dilute so maybe they didn't see it, or am I wrong? She was also very small compared to other budgies in the store though maybe that's unrelated. I just wonder if she's younger and how that impacts feeding. She does eat the seed though.

Let me grab some pics..

You can see the bars in this one






You can see how small she is here....kinda

Tried some pomegranate tonight....she's all kinds of NOPE! lol


P.S. What she's been eating so far is Vita-Mix parakeet diet with nutria-pellets
Whatchya think? That mash sounds good to add!





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Her head barring is so faint because she's opaline, opaline dilutes both the body colour slightly and the facial/back barring The first moult may not happen up until 7 months of age in some cases, so just because she still has all her barring doesn't mean she's younger than normal. I think 5-6 months of age is a good approximation.

She's a sweet girl, my little budgie is also very small, that's as big as she'll get but it's not abnormal, budgies come in all sizes just like people.
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Thanks! Yeah because there was a HUGE budgie at the store with very dark bars to his cere. He towered over the ones without their bars and had iris's. I thought, that's one HUGE baby lol.

I thought they molted at 12 weeks. Okay so she can be older but still has black eyes so 4-6 mo was a good guess. Lots to learn!
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I simply put the newspapers on top of the bottom grate.

I change them morning and evening so there isn't an issue with cleanliness and they keep the bottom grate free from becoming soiled as well.
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