Why Parakeets Need a Balanced Meal
Parakeets are known as small but vigorous birds. Apart from being agile, these birds are very smart, thus they require lots of stimulation and playtime than what most people think. These are the reasons why they require the best and the most balanced diet. These birds would also love to have veggies and fruits as part of their diet. These petswould also love to have seeds and nuts regularly.
In fact, parakeets enjoy the same fruits that humans also enjoy. For example, they also love to eat apples, pears 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. Instead of fruits, you can hand feed the little bird some seeds and nuts. Remember that these birds want vegetables as well. So, why not give the little budgie a vegetable leaf such as a lettuce.
Your pet’s diet could use a lot of green vegetables. Many parakeets love the taste of cabbage leaves or broccoli 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. 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. 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 after you ran out of bird food, get your parakeet fruits, seeds, nuts and vegetables instead. There is a wide variety of these food that you can add to their diet. 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.