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Hi 😊 we are new to having budgies have two beautiful budgies named Blue and Tiger. We have their seed and they are eating but have researched what else they should eat like carrots, cucumber ext. But my budgies won't have a bar of it, I'm worried they may not be getting any nutrients. I have put in carrots, cucumber so far with no avail, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ❤🐦 thank you

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When I transitioned mine away from straight seed I used birdie bread. In the beginning it was extra heavy on the seed but it was a great introduction and bridge to healthier foods. I also had to sprinkle seed on their chop to get them to start eating that.

There are lots of recipes out there to try, once your get the base down you can make it all sorts of different ways.

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