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Your Pet Parakeet’s Nutritional Needs

Parakeets are known as small but vigorous birds. Contrary to what a lot of people think, these birdsneed plenty of stimulation and playful activities because these birds are clever. These are the reasons why they require the best and the most balanced diet. This does not mean that they have to be stuck with the same food for the rest of their lives. These petswould also love to have seeds and nuts regularly.

As a matter of fact, parakeets can eat the same fruits that humans also eat. Pears, apples and oranges are just a few examples. When introducing fruits to these birds for the first time, all it usually takes is a slice and they will want more. You can use the fruit-feeding session as bonding time for you and your budgie. This session is not just feeding time but it is actually a moment where you establish trust with the little budgie. The idea is the same with feeding nuts or seeds. And remember that they enjoy the taste of veggies, too. So, why not give the little budgie a vegetable leaf such as a lettuce.

Leafy greens, should actually be one the main parts of the bird’s diet. There are many parakeets that love the taste of kelp or mustard leaves. In fact, it is not hard to feed them vegetables as they can get used to the taste very quickly. It must be considered, though, that not all green leafy vegetables are good for your bird. Some leafy vegetables can trigger calcium deficiency or liver problems. Consult with a veterinarian first before loading a parakeet’s diet with vegetables.

When you are considering breeding parakeets you should think even more of its diet. In this period, female parakeets can use a mineral lick or a cuttlebone, which can be placed somewhere in the cage. Unhealthy chicks is the result of poor nutrition of female parakeet birds.

So after you ran out of bird food, get your parakeet fruits, seeds, nuts and vegetables instead. There are so many of these foods to choose from and make part of your pet’s nutritional plan. Your energetic winged pet will thank you not only for the well-balanced diet but he or she will thank you for a varied and exciting foo.