Why Parakeets Need a Balanced Meal
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. 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. 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. A few examples of these fruits are apples and oranges. 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. This session is not just feeding time but it is actually a moment where you establish trust with the little budgie. Instead of fruits, you can hand feed the little bird some seeds and nuts. Don’t forget that these budgies love vegetables to. 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. A lot of parakeets love mustard leaves or cauliflower leaves. In fact, it is not hard to feed them vegetables as they can get used to the taste very quickly. 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.
When you are considering breeding parakeets you should think even more of its diet. In this period, female parakeets can use a mineral lick or a cuttlebone, which can be placed somewhere in the cage. A very healthy bird is likely to produce bouncing chicks.
So the next time you go out to buy food for our parakeet, buy seeds, vegetables and fruits. 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.