Parakeets are small but athletic birds and they also have a lot of energy. Apart from being agile, these birds are very smart, thus they require lots of stimulation and playtime than what most people think. For these reasons, parakeets need an excellent diet that is well-balanced. This does not mean that they have to be stuck with the same food for the rest of their lives. From time to time, it would be great for your to have these pets indulge in nuts and seeds.
As a matter of fact, parakeets can eat the same fruits that humans also eat. A few examples of these fruits are apples and oranges. If it is your first time to give them fruits, start giving them a slice and watch them ask for more. When you are feeding your budgie fruits you are having a bonding moment with it. Not only are you giving the little pet its much-needed nourishment, but you are also establishing trust. Instead of fruits, you can hand feed the little bird some seeds and nuts. And remember that they enjoy the taste of veggies, too. So, you can give the little pet, a lettuce leaf.
Your pet’s diet could use a lot of green vegetables. There are many parakeets that love the taste of kelp or mustard leaves. These birds can easily get used to the taste of veggies, so adding vegetables to the bird’s daily diet plan would not be an issue. It should be noted that there are leafy vegetables that may not be good for your winged pet. Some leafy vegetables can trigger calcium deficiency or liver problems. It is best to consult with your pet’s vet on which leafy vegetables are suitable to your acrobatic bird’s diet.
When you are considering breeding parakeets you should think even more of its diet. During this period, cuttlebone or a mineral block may be given to a female parakeet, in its cage, as a supplement. Unhealthy chicks is the result of poor nutrition of female parakeet birds.
So the next time you go out to buy food for our parakeet, buy seeds, vegetables and fruits. There is a wide variety of these food that you can add to their diet. Your little acrobatic winged buddy will be glad to have variety in his or her diet.