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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. Because of those things, they need a healthy and balanced diet everyday. These birds would also love to have veggies and fruits as part of their diet. 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. For example, they also love to eat apples, pears and oranges. 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 same thing is true when you are giving the little bird seeds or nuts. Remember that these birds want vegetables as well. So, you may give the bird a bit of 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. However, there one consideration and that is not all leafy greens are good for your parakeet. Some leafy vegetables can trigger calcium deficiency or liver problems. Ask your parakeet’s veterinarian first about which leafy greens to give and which ones to avoid.

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. 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 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.