Parakeets are small but athletic birds and they also have a lot of energy. 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. However, their diet does not have to be the same food each and every day throughout their lives. From time to time, it would be great for your to have these pets indulge in nuts and seeds.
In fact, parakeets enjoy the same fruits that humans also enjoy. 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. You are not only feeding the little pet, but you are training him to trust you. The idea is the same with feeding nuts or seeds. Remember that these birds want vegetables as well. 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. More often than not, feeding parakeets leafy greens is not difficult because they can easily acquire a taste for those food. It must be considered, though, that not all green leafy vegetables are good for your bird. Certain leafy vegetables can cause liver or calcium deficiency problems. Ask your parakeet’s veterinarian first about which leafy greens to give and which ones to avoid.
A good diet is also very important when breeding parakeets. As a supplement for the female period, during mating time, you can put a cuttlebone or a mineral block in its cage. Unhealthy chicks is the result of poor nutrition of female parakeet birds.
So the next time you head out to buy some bird food, think about starting your bird on a nut, seed, fruits and vegetable diet instead. 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.