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midoritori 01-10-2017 06:32 PM

Tell me about how much veggies you give? 1 tsp? 2? Tablespoon?
 
So as I'm trying to get Tiki and Tundra on veggies I see them eat but I'm not sure how much they really eat of the veggies. They really love them in the morning. They pick at them forever and I see veggie matter go into their mouths, but the pile doesn't go down much. I gave them 1 1/2 rounded tsp of veggies and sprinkled pellets on it and a sprinkle of millet (for now) to entice along with good bacteria.

By the time they are done it's not the like the veggies are gone though. Should they be? How much of veggies can and should they eat in a couple hours? Is 1 tsp too much? Please tell me around what amount your little guys can eat in a couple hours.

Thanks so much as always

FaeryBee 01-10-2017 08:37 PM

You're overthinking these things and worrying too much about little things.

Give them whatever amount of vegetables you think they will eat and if they don't eat that much in the time frame you set then simply adjust the amount accordingly the next day.

Each budgie is different and some days they are more interested in vegetables than others.:wink1:

midoritori 01-10-2017 10:04 PM

A ballpark figure? I'm curious what is the typical amount of veggies they can consume in one sitting. In my mind I was imagining these little guys eating as much as a tsp of veggies but is that way too much? Again, just wanting a rough estimate for an average budgie here.

StarlingWings 01-10-2017 11:34 PM

It depends on the budgie ;) My girl will have just a few bites some days and several mouthfuls other days. Some budgies consume veggies more than their actual food and some hardly eat a few pecks when they feel like it :D

There's not really a "ballpark figure" :o

FaeryBee 01-11-2017 06:10 AM

Think about how birds feed out in the wild when they have no access to bird feeders.
They nibble on various foods throughout the day, not really eating a great deal at any one time, hence the saying, "eat like a bird".

Some things you need to just take as they come and adjust to go with the flow.

If your budgies are eating some of the vegetables you provide daily then simply count yourself fortunate that they are doing well rather than worrying about a specific amount.

There is no concern about overfeeding vegetables unless you are providing too much of the ones which limit calcium absorption or those high in sugar content. :)

https://talkbudgies.com/diet-nutritio...s-budgies.html


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