Tired of Seeds? - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Your Budgie's Health > Diet and Nutrition


Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-01-2018, 09:01 PM
Noxiousted's Avatar
Noxiousted (Ted)
Hatchling
 
Profile:Noxiousted is offline
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 123
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 2
Noxiousted is on a distinguished road
Default Tired of Seeds?

This morning I fed Trickee the normal seeds and when I got home his bowl was full of hulls like normal. I had to run errands for a few hours and came back at 7 PM to finally feed him. This was the normal time anyways so I gave him his seed dinner. He stood there and stared at me and didn't touch it and moved away towards his water bowl. I was confused because normally he would immediately start eating them. I gave him about 30 minutes and came and checked and his bowl was still untouched. I moved him closer to the bowl because I thought maybe he didn't know I refilled it. I waited another 30 minutes and went on with what I was doing and came back and still nothing. I decided to try other options and tried giving him a bite of millet. He started eating it and I was confused so I put him back in and waited a little while. I decided that maybe some romaine lettuce would help and I took him out and hand fed him the lettuce and then dropped it and he ate it like he was starving. He stuffed his mouth with lettuce more than I have ever seen him eat before. I do feed him vegetables often however not "a lot". Just mostly 1-2 times a week and he barely eats but a couple bites and then gets bored. I was just wondering if maybe he got tired of seeds and wanted something new to try. Before I fed him the lettuce his also seemed lethargic and non-active. After I fed him the lettuce he seemed to perk up and was running around again. His poop is completely normal nothing changed there but I'm sure it will after all the lettuce he ate. To be precise he shredded a 1-2 inch leaf until it was basically just a line. I was thinking about finding a way to make a switched seed diet. Like to switch between different kinds of seeds each week to make sure he doesn't get bored.

EDIT: He started eating his seeds 20 minutes after he ate his lettuce. After coming to conclusions I probably have figured either

1. He was tired of seeds and wanted something new

2. He was lonely and missed the attention I was able to give last weekend

3. He was wanting some lettuce since he never really gets any


Last edited by Noxiousted; 10-01-2018 at 09:33 PM.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-03-2018, 01:12 PM
RavensGryf's Avatar
RavensGryf (Julie)
Super Moderator/Member of the Month October 2015

State:
 
Profile:RavensGryf is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,717
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4942
Rep Power: 16
RavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Then I’d say give him lettuce more often! Romaine, not iceberg. Also try kale and other leafy greens. Try broccoli, peppers, carrots, etc. For the “etc”, please read up in the Diet and Nutrition section as it was suggested you do before .
__________________
  #3  
Old 10-03-2018, 01:18 PM
PoukieBear's Avatar
PoukieBear (Michelle)
Moderator

 
Profile:PoukieBear is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 1,424
Gallery: 7
Karma:
Points: 1250
Rep Power: 8
PoukieBear is a fantastic personPoukieBear is a fantastic personPoukieBear is a fantastic personPoukieBear is a fantastic personPoukieBear is a fantastic personPoukieBear is a fantastic personPoukieBear is a fantastic personPoukieBear is a fantastic personPoukieBear is a fantastic person
Default

Oh! i'm so glad this thread popped up for me, i replied to it this morning but my computer ghosted me before i could hit submit!

Have you tried sprouting your seeds for him? It's easy and fun to do, and could solve his boredom. You can start out by sprouting your existing seed mix and work your way up from there adding one or two more items at a time.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/contact-...sprouting.html
__________________
Blissfuly Insane.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 10-03-2018, 08:05 PM
Noxiousted's Avatar
Noxiousted (Ted)
Hatchling
 
Profile:Noxiousted is offline
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 123
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 2
Noxiousted is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PoukieBear View Post
Oh! i'm so glad this thread popped up for me, i replied to it this morning but my computer ghosted me before i could hit submit!

Have you tried sprouting your seeds for him? It's easy and fun to do, and could solve his boredom. You can start out by sprouting your existing seed mix and work your way up from there adding one or two more items at a time.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/contact-...sprouting.html
Can't get to the link you sent but I will try it

He doesn't like anything thats not thin as a leaf though. I tried and he ran away which is funny but also sad since I can't help him. I also can't shove food in his mouth either. I just have to stick with thin leafy veggies until I can figure out what he likes other than that. I tried apples, bananas, and mangos but he ran away to each one. Even when I sliced it as thin as a leaf. The only veggie he eats is romaine lettuce or spinach. He loves the romaine lettuce however I always leave a big leaf in the cage and when I came home tonight it looked like someone took a big bite out of it almost all over it.
  #5  
Old 10-03-2018, 08:11 PM
Blingy's Avatar
Blingy (Kellie)
Young Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Blingy is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 3
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 815
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 713
Rep Power: 3
Blingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to behold
Default

Have you tried cutting the different vegetables into slices and hanging them from the top of his cage on a stainless steel treat holder spike? Often it's not the food the bird doesn't like, but the way it's offered to them. As for sprouts, if you can do that, I highly recommend it. I have a place that sells packets of sprouting seeds and once sprouted, my birds absolutely love them!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  #6  
Old 10-04-2018, 03:38 PM
Noxiousted's Avatar
Noxiousted (Ted)
Hatchling
 
Profile:Noxiousted is offline
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 123
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 2
Noxiousted is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blingy View Post
Have you tried cutting the different vegetables into slices and hanging them from the top of his cage on a stainless steel treat holder spike? Often it's not the food the bird doesn't like, but the way it's offered to them. As for sprouts, if you can do that, I highly recommend it. I have a place that sells packets of sprouting seeds and once sprouted, my birds absolutely love them!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Could you send me a link of where to find that exact holder? Also I will try that
  #7  
Old 10-04-2018, 06:49 PM
Blingy's Avatar
Blingy (Kellie)
Young Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Blingy is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 3
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 815
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 713
Rep Power: 3
Blingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to behold
Default Tired of Seeds?

Sorry, I tried to post the link but it won't work. If you go to Aliexpress and in the search bar, type- New budgie bird toy skewer fruit spear hanging holder. That should bring up the one I bought.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Last edited by Blingy; 10-04-2018 at 06:55 PM.
  #8  
Old 10-05-2018, 05:10 PM
Noxiousted's Avatar
Noxiousted (Ted)
Hatchling
 
Profile:Noxiousted is offline
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 123
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 2
Noxiousted is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blingy View Post
Sorry, I tried to post the link but it won't work. If you go to Aliexpress and in the search bar, type- New budgie bird toy skewer fruit spear hanging holder. That should bring up the one I bought.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
This could be possibly a stupid question to ask since he isn't sick. But do your budgies get yellow urine when they eat leafy veggies? It isn't soggy loose poop just noticed yellow around it. His urates are completely fine (pure white) also and his poop is a normal lime greenish (not bright) with black specks and then it dries dark green.
  #9  
Old 10-07-2018, 06:51 PM
Blingy's Avatar
Blingy (Kellie)
Young Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Blingy is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 3
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 815
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 713
Rep Power: 3
Blingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to beholdBlingy is a splendid one to behold
Default

The budgies poop will change with a change in diet and it tends to get more watery if they're eating more greens. If you're concerned about your budgies poop, post a pic and ask members if they think it looks normal. Since you say your budgie isn't acting sick, and he eats a lot of greens, I'd think it's ok though.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  #10  
Old 10-08-2018, 01:52 AM
Noxiousted's Avatar
Noxiousted (Ted)
Hatchling
 
Profile:Noxiousted is offline
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 123
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 2
Noxiousted is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blingy View Post
The budgies poop will change with a change in diet and it tends to get more watery if they're eating more greens. If you're concerned about your budgies poop, post a pic and ask members if they think it looks normal. Since you say your budgie isn't acting sick, and he eats a lot of greens, I'd think it's ok though.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I stopped feeding him lettuce for the rest of the week because I noticed there was too much of an increase of fluids in his poop. It has dried now and is normal without liquid. I will wait a while in introduce something different around next week.
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:24 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.