05-18-2020, 04:13 PM
We are unable to give you a diagnosis for your budgie as the people on the forum are not trained professionals.
Obesity/Hepatic Lipidosis/Fatty Liver Disease
If you need to cut back the amount of seed you are giving your budgie and are concerned the other budgie won't get enough to eat, then you should separate them into individual cages so you can feed them appropriately.
Each budgie should only be getting 1 or 1 1/2 TEASPOONS of seed per day. More than that is too much.
Millet is a fatty seed and should only be given very sparingly as a treat.
You can order Harrison's High Potency Mash on-line and sprinkle it onto the birds' seed to get them used to the taste of pellets.
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)
Healthy Diet for your Budgies
Please take the time to read the Budgie Articles and the Stickies posted at the top of each section of the forum.
Most basic questions have been answered there.
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, dill, chickweed, zucchini and red pepper.
Diet and Nutrition - Talk Budgies Forums
Using Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
as a natural pro-biotic is very beneficial to your budgies:
Apple Cider Vinegar
I use Volkman Avian Science Super Seed Mix for my birds.
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.
It worked for my all of budgies and lovebirds!
Many members seem to find the easiest pellets to use for introducing pellets to their budgies to be the CANARY sized (XS) 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 Zupreem Fruity Pellets, RoudyBush Mini Natural Pellets, Dried Herb Salad and Miracle Meal available at all times.
(Yep - I have a lot of food dishes in my various bird cages)