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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 02-21-2019, 09:41 AM
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I'm getting a couple of 8 week old budgies in a few weeks. I am keen to give them a healthy and complete diet but am becoming increasingly confused by all the options out there!

From other posts I have read on here, it seems that most people recommend Harrison's or Zupreem?

If I went for Zupreem Fruit Blend (xs), can this be fed on its own with fresh fruit and veg, or it is not considered a complete diet?

Ideally, I would eventually like to feed Zupreem Natural on its own (alongside fruit and veg) as it seems that this contains everything that a budgie needs? Is that correct or will it still need to be fed alongside the fruit blend for example?

I have also found online that Living World Premium Budgie Mix has good reviews but my concern is that this is a seed mix?

I just want to avoid buying multiple foods to make up a complete diet unless I have to! Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

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It is important that you find out from whoever you are getting these birds from, what they are currently being fed, and you need to feed that same thing when you first bring them home. If you begin changing the diet too soon they may not eat because they will not recognize the new food as food. If they are currently seed eaters then that's what you need to duplicate. Both pellets that you have referred to are complete diets but it is best to offer your birds multiple options. If they are seed eaters you have to gradually wean them off of seeds to pellets, this can take quite some time so don't give up if it does not happen quickly, some birds never accept pellets. Never try to force the birds to eat pellets by taking away the seed, you may end up starving the birds, Birds will not eat what they do not recognize as food, no matter how hungry they are.
I have used The Living World Premium Budgie Mix, it has pellets in it, my birds don't like the pellet portion, I think because they are larger than the Harrisons or Zupreem, I feed the Zupreem xs, and also a seed mix. Don't feed too much fruit because of the sugar content, stick more with veggies.
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Thank you for your help. I will definitely be finding out what they are currently eating and will make sure I continue to offer what they are used to. I have experience of converting our parrot from seed to pellets so I'm prepared for any potential diet change to take time - as long as they are happy and healthy... 🙂
I'm keen to feed Zupreem Fruit Blend along with Living World Premium but I'm finding it difficult to find the xs Fruit Blend in the UK.
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