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  1. Diet and Nutrition
    Hii, i’ve been feeding my budgie Jax parsley and cucumber in moderation , about once or twice a week . i want to give him more veggies but it just seems like every vegetable that i look up, one website will say it’s not good to feed it to them often , whereas another website will say that it’s...
  2. Diet and Nutrition
    I think I know the answer to this but posting for confirmation, support, and tips. About 9 months ago, we took one of our budgies to the vet. The vet said that the bird was fine, but we need to take our birds off seeds and have them eating pellets. So he sold us on getting this 5 pound jumbo...
  3. Diet and Nutrition
    a few days ago I saw my budgies eat their poop. So then I researched what it meant and it said they do not have vitamins and minerals in their diet. So then I researched what foods give them vitamins and minerals and there were many but one the list was carrots. But I already give them carrots...
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi Everyone! I recently learned about the danger of fatty liver disease in budgies, so I'm looking to improve the diet of my birds. Currently, they eat "premium" seed bought from the local pet shop, millet spray, and Kracker budgie sticks, as well as vegetables every couple of days. Correct...
  5. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello all! I haven't posted on this site in years, but I was just reunited with my two budgies this week and I realized how much I missed them and their adorable budgie faces! The birds stayed behind with my parents for a few months while I got settled into a new apartment. They were being...
  6. Diet and Nutrition
    As I described in another thread I just bought a young budgie. Among some of the things I have noticed about him is the fact that he does not eat cuttlebone or millet sprays. I have read that budgies love millet but that does not seem to apply to him. Although I did have a breakthrough of a sort...
  7. General Budgie Talk
    I have been attempting to transition my budgie to Zupreem pellets (parakeet size), i’ve got the fruitblend in hopes he’ll pick the yellow ones since they look like seeds. When I hand them to him (in it’s full form) he drops it quickly. I’ve been layering the pellets on top of his Zupreem seed...
  8. Introductions
    Ever since me and my family got our budgie, he wouldn't try anything other then what he was used to: Seed. This of course made us very upset because we want our budgie to be healthy. He will eat a couple other things but he doesn't eat as wide of a variety of foods as we'd like him to. He won't...
  9. General Budgie Talk
    :green linnie::cobalt: Hello everyone, I was wondering if you have any advise regarding this... I have two male budgies- Chestnut (1/2 year) and Ocean (2 years) and recently they both started having grey droppings. They are quite small in size and usually are green with some green or yellow in...
  10. Your Budgie's Health
    After a few months of settling down and training, my little buddy Joey is doing great. He's climbing on my shoulder, 'stepping up' and being pretty vocal in the mornings and sometimes in the evening. He's majority of the time relaxed and calm and happy. With his diet though, I'm not sure what...
  11. Your Budgie's Health
    My budgie is 8 weeks old, had him for a week now. Ruby is not tamed, but he can eat from my hand as far as i know. He only eats his seed mix (Avia Budgie Food) but won't touch any of his fruits and veg. I've heard its unhealthy for a budgie to ONLY eats seeds and millets (which he loves) but...
  12. Recipes of foods for Budgies
    We would like to introduce natural woods as branches into our budgies' environment, for their claws and for their enrichment. The same goes for flowers/plants. Having seen huge long lists of what is dangerous to the little ones, please does anyone have simple advice of what we could use as...
  13. General Budgie Talk
    Hey ! I know I haven't been on here for a long time , and I'm really sorry about that ! Anyway , I am going to my local pet store to purchase some more food for my parakeet. I would like to ask the following questions: What brand do you feed your budgie ? What brands do you recommend ? What...
  14. Diet and Nutrition
    I've had my budgies for over a month now and I'm planning on switching them to pellets soon. I would like to know what brands you all find the best / healthiest. I'm hoping the transition will be easy since they're still young. Once they're eating pellets, should I still feed them seed...
  15. Diet and Nutrition
    I've tried a lot of methods.. but they just dont eat veggies... are there any other suggestions on how to get my budgies to eat veggies? i clipped on cage, i made chopped veggies on dish etc etc.. my male budgie actually ate some carrot.. (3-4 bites) but i gave it to him with my hand... A...
  16. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hi, So a little background to my budgie: he's a 6 year old, bought from a breeder when he was 8 weeks old, no other illnesses thus far and has only ever needed the vet once to trim his claws. I've come back from uni (I'm studying a Veterinary Nursing BSc degree) for Christmas and have noticed...
  17. General Budgie Talk
    Hi everyone I've visited this site before for advice in looking after my budgies and think it's great. I've now created an account and am new to using this so forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place etc but I would really appreciate your help and advice on a few issues. I have a male...
  18. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi there, I'm trying to convert my parakeet to pellets, and I'd like to know if the ZuPreem Fruit blend pellets are a good choice? This will be a week now that my baby has been on the pellet/seed mix and I'd like to know if she's doing ok? She eats the pellets a little but will fish for any seed...
  19. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi, I just introduced Almonds, Pistachios and Walnuts to my budgies diet. Just wanted to know if I can feed this daily along with other foods ? And how beneficial these nuts can be ? Thanks & Regards, Elizza
  20. Diet and Nutrition
    I've been switching Winthrop over to pellets at about 1/4 more pellets in his diet per week. I noticed yesterday that he dropped from his normal 32 grams to 30 grams and today he's at either 29 or 28 (my gram scale isn't digital and he moves a lot, so it's hard to be exact). I'm going to begin...
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