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Old 01-25-2015, 06:05 PM
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My budgie eats millet everyday for breakfast and dinner. (I always give Bubbles fresh fruit and veg as well) Is it alright for Budgies to eat millet everyday? Because someone said somewhere that it isn't healthy for them...

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From what I've been reading lately. Millet isn't as bad as been reported in the past.. There is some nutrition, just not empty calories. I don't know if I'd feed it everyday unless I had a new baby and you want to make sure he's eating in the beginning. Once you've had your budgie for awhile and he's eating his seeds and other foods then I would cut back to maybe a few times a week. It's also great for training purposes.
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Ya it was me that said it. I do not remember who told me that, someone here. I think it is fattening?

Was not trying to alarm you. I am trying to cut back on millit for my babies for they are gaining way too much weight.

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Millet can be fattening. Golden millet is a good source of vitamin A though. I can't find it around here in bulk, only in little packages. As stated though, I would cut back to a few times a week, especially if they're already settled in. Good luck, hope this helps.

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So do I feed Bubbles fruit and veg everyday? How do I know when she is hungry?
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Have you read the stickies in the Diet and Nutrition section of the forum? They are there in order to answer your basic questions.

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A healthy diet for a budgie would consist of a good seed mix (such as Dr. Harveys), pellets, veggies and some fruit.

Spray millet should be given as a treat. About 1 to 1 1/2 inch of a spray for one budgie is plenty.

Take a look at this link and you'll know what a very healthy diet for a budgie would be:

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Thank you everyone! This really helped!
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So do I feed Bubbles fruit and veg everyday? How do I know when she is hungry?
I think you just sit it out and make it available to them. Mine will not eat veges
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Millet to a bird is like crack cocaine to a drug addict... They love it and will eat that before eating anything else offered them.. Millet should only be given as a treat .... ( unless using it for coaxing or for a sick bird who won't eat anything else)

I give my birds millet only twice a month ... sometimes a little more sometimes a little less...
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