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I have two budgies! Propoly (a beautiful grey and blue budgie) & Olaf (a charasmatic albino budgie)
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Hello my feathered owner companions! This is actually my first time on a Budgie blog. The first thing that came to mind was a question that I've been wanting to receive an answer from. I have two budgies (currently) and there is this one thing that keeps bothering me because I have no idea as to why they do it?

I've always added fresh fruits to my budgies diet. (Not the whole actual fruit. I just chop them into smaller pieces.) But here's the thing. THEY ALWAYS THROW IT OUT OF THE BOWL. They eat a bit of the fruit... and seconds later, they pick it, drag it, and drop it on the ground! Is this normal? Or is this just a "playing with food" sort of thing?
 

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In actuality, its good that your budgies are only eating a tiny bit of fruit and then throwing it out.
Fruit is very high in sugar content and should be given only sparingly. Once or twice a week.
Vegetables are much better for your birds than fruit.
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Hello and welcome to the forums!

FaeryBee has given great advice and resources and I agree completely. Hopefully if you start to offer them veggies, eventually they’ll try them as more than a toy!

Meanwhile, you’ve come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! Please be sure to have a look around the forums’ many budgie articles and “stickies”, provided above, to ensure you’re up to date on everything! If you have questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we’d love to help.

Please keep us posted!

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