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Your Pet Parakeet’s Nutritional Needs

One of the most energetic small type of birds are parakeets, which are known to be the agile ones too. 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. This does not mean that they have to be stuck with the same food for the rest of their lives. From time to time, it would be great for your to have these pets indulge in nuts and seeds.

As a matter of fact, parakeets can eat the same fruits that humans also eat. 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. Feeding your lovely budgie fruits can be a great bonding time. Not only are you giving the little pet its much-needed nourishment, but you are also establishing trust. The same thing is true when you are giving the little bird seeds or nuts. And remember that they enjoy the taste of veggies, too. 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. Many parakeets love the taste of cabbage leaves or broccoli leaves. In fact, it is not hard to feed them vegetables as they can get used to the taste very quickly. 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. Ask your parakeet’s veterinarian first about which leafy greens to give and which ones to avoid.

When you are considering breeding parakeets you should think even more of its diet. 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 the next time you go out to buy food for our parakeet, buy seeds, vegetables and fruits. There are so many kinds of these foods that you can add to his or her diet, but be sure to check with a vet first. Your little acrobatic winged buddy will be glad to have variety in his or her diet.