Practical and Helpful Tips: Birds

September 18, 2017

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Food that You Can Give To Your Parakeet

Parakeets are known as small but vigorous birds. These birds require a lot of stimulating activities because they are very keen in addition to being very energetic. Because of those things, they need a healthy and balanced diet everyday. These pets also like the vegetables and fruits. From time to time, it would be great for your to have these pets indulge in nuts and seeds.

Actually, humans and birds can share the same kinds of fruits. Pears, apples and oranges are just a few examples. If it is their first time to eat these fruits, you can give them a slice and they will surely love it. When you are feeding your budgie fruits you are having a bonding moment with it. You are not only feeding the little pet, but you are training him to trust you. Instead of fruits, you can hand feed the little bird some seeds and nuts. Don’t forget that these budgies love vegetables to. So, why not give the little budgie a vegetable leaf such as a lettuce.

Green vegetables are some of the best things that you can to your bird’s diet. 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 must be considered, though, that not all green leafy vegetables are good for your bird. There are certain greens that can result in liver problem or calcium deficiencies. Consult with a veterinarian first before loading a parakeet’s diet with vegetables.

A well balanced diet is also crucial when parakeet’s begin to breed. In this period, female parakeets can use a mineral lick or a cuttlebone, which can be placed somewhere in the cage. If you want very healthy chicks, you need to give the right supplements to the female birds.

Moving on, as far as seeds and nuts are considered, a few parakeet-favorites are sesame seeds, beans and almonds among others. These nuts are good sources of protein and healthy fats. If you want to make sure that these birds live a good life, feeds them with a variation of these foods.

So the next time you go out to buy food for our parakeet, buy seeds, vegetables and fruits. There are so many of these foods to choose from and make part of your pet’s nutritional plan. Your little acrobatic winged buddy will be glad to have variety in his or her diet.