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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 03-16-2018, 10:26 PM
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So as some of you may know, my budgie Clyde was sick last thanksgiving. Thankfully he has gotten a lot better and is 100% more his self now. Link below of that situation:

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My issue with him currently is he's not eating much around our female, Bonnie and he won't really anything other than seed at the moment. The only thing that's really changed is there cage location and size of Harrison's pellets. They've been in my room since November because it's the warmest room in the house. They've been seeming kind of lazy? Not as active so I moved them back in the living room as they seemed to like it more.

Since the previous illness we've gone from only ever having ZuPreem to seed to roudybush & Harrison's to only Harrison's to seed.


I end up taking him into another room to make sure he does eat, which he will. I just started offering him a little Buffet like platter you see if he'll ear anything other than seed. Seems to be picking at ZuPreem and roudybush. He's completely active and talkative, just not eating much. Seems to be staying around 34-35g, heaviest he's ever weight was 37g.


Any suggestions or theories of what's going on with him?

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I'd add some steal cut oats to his pellets along with a bit of the seed he's eating. If his poop is fine, it might just be your not seeing him eat in the new room.
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I'd add some steal cut oats to his pellets along with a bit of the seed he's eating. If his poop is fine, it might just be your not seeing him eat in the new room.
I'll try that, I might just be paranoid of him getting sick again.

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I'm glad to hear Clyde has recovered well!

Phil's given you a good suggestion.

With regard to Clyde's diet:

Do you offer Clyde any fresh vegetables along with his buffet?

Other good choices for additions are
Dried Herb Salad (I keep this in the cage all the time)
Miracle Meal (I also keep this in the cage all the time and my birds all like to eat it dry!)
Egg Food (offer this twice a week)

For an "American/Pet" type budgie, 34-35 grams actually the "average" weight. Of course this is dependant on the budgie's overall size and bone structure. I had two

When you hold Clyde, unless his keel bone feels particularly sharp and pronounced, he is probably not underweight.

If you are super-concerned, then I'd take him in to see the Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...amination.html

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

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[/B][/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT][/quote]Thank you for the suggestion, I'll look into trying that. They currently don't eat veggies because of them being so picky. I plan on making some chop for them and freezing it.

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