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What to Feed a Budgie?

Updated on September 15, 2016

Feeding Your Pet Budgie

When you become a happy owner of a budgie - this little charming feathery miracle - , one of the first questions that comes to your mind is what to feed this little "bundle of happiness". Proper feeding of budgies plays an important role, and even some minor, at first glance, omissions in the diet may lead to unfavorable outcome.

Feeding a budgie is simple and hard at the same time. They can survive a long time eating nothing but millet. But the food should vary to provide your pet with good health and long life. Besides, different budgies have different tastes, and you can't argue about this with your beloved pet. So let's see what can be included into your bird's diet.

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Your Budgie's Diet - What Should It Include?

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In their homeland, in Australia, budgies eat the seeds of herbs and cereals, young twigs and buds of trees and are not squeamish about catching careless insects. They raid orchards and fields of wheat and other cultivated cereals, eat fruit and berries. But their main diet consists mainly of seeds of different maturity. But living in a cell they are easy to get used to other kinds of food. But none of the foods, taken separately, has the whole set of the nutrients needed for normal growth and development of your budgie. So your feathery friend's diet should consist of various components. Let's see what they are:

Grain Feed

Basic Food

A mixture of various kinds of grain is staple food for budgies. The basis of this food is different kinds of millet, oats and canary seeds. Also grain mixture can include flax seeds, seeds of nougat Abyssinian, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, the seeds of prairie grasses, sunflower seeds, etc.


The normal amount of grain food for a budgie is about two teaspoons a day. If you give more, your budgie can begin to choose some components of the grain mixture (usually smaller seeds) and leave the big ones that require effort to be shelled and eaten. My mistake was to give my boy (a beautiful white budgie) too much mixture at a time and he quickly figured out that he can choose what he likes best and put bigger seeds aside. So now I buy mixtures of 5 kinds of millet. There is a great variety of different grain foods for budgies in pet stores and Internet shops and you can try different ones to see which one your friend prefers more.

Mind out:

- in NO case you can use roasted sunflower seeds - they can be deadly for your budgie;

- you must strictly monitor the quality of grain food - if you opened the packet and saw the mold, dirt or felt unpleasant smell - the only place for such a food is a trash bin;

- do not overuse the various extra mixtures and treats - remember that millet, as the main nutrient, should make at least half of your budgie's diet.

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Vegetables

Vitamins, Vitamins!

You know that vegetables contain many nutrients and vitamins. But make sure that all vegetables, that you give to your budgie, are fresh, carefully washed and don't contain any chemicals that are used for their cultivation. I use vegetables and fruit from my own garden.

All vegetables should be either cut into slices or grated.

You can give:

- Carrots - a very useful product, containing a lot of carotene and other nutrients. Use only raw and mix with other components (boiled egg, bread crumbs).

- Pumpkin and melon (raw) - a storehouse of vitamins, minerals and sugars. Pumpkin seeds contain vitamins A, D, E, K, and many trace elements, crush them before giving to your budgie.

- Zucchini and scallop squash - are useful as a source of dietary fiber and sugars.

- Cucumber - contains vitamin E and minerals, improves metabolism.

- Tomato - a good product for budgies, that contains carotene, vitamin C, B vitamins and organic acids. Tomato seeds are rich in vegetable oil - up to 25%. Choose only fresh ripe tomatoes, as green ones contain poisonous alkaloid solanine. Budgies eat both tomato pulp and seeds.

- Beets - contain a lot of sugar, fiber, vitamins and trace elements.

- Corn - it is superior to some other grain foods for protein content, it also contains a lot of starch and vitamin B. Use when seeds are still soft and sweet.

- Peas, beans contain many sugars and vitamins. Use before hardening in small amounts.

- Cabbage - very good food, rich in nutrients and vitamins. Give small pieces of leaves to your budgie.

- Spinach and salad - very useful for budgies, contain a lot of trace elements. Use in small amounts, since overfeeding can cause slight indigestion, especially if you give spinach and lettuce after a long break.

- Sweet bell pepper - very rich in nutrients, including vitamins A, E, C, B vitamins, P vitamins, a lot of minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, manganese, iodine, copper, fluoride, zinc, silicon), carbohydrates and acids. Can be given with the seeds.

- Turnips - only blanched.

- Celery - contains calcium. Give only green parts.

You can not give:

- Onions and garlic - have a spicy taste and contain essential oils.

- Eggplant - contains dangerous solanine.

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Fruit

Juicy and Delicious!

Fruits, like vegetables, should be given fresh and well washed. Some fruits should be peeled: citrus fruits, bananas, kiwi, etc., as they may contain toxic chemicals that are used when processing from pests.


You can give:

Apples - a source of iron, vitamins and minerals. Your budgie's diet should include apples all year round.

Pears - contain a lot of fiber and almost no fat. The content of vitamins and minerals is almost the same as in apples. Use in small amounts.

Citrus fruits - contain vitamin C, tangerines are particularly useful.

Plum - an indispensable source of potassium and phosphorus.

Grapes - a powerful antioxidant, removes toxins from the body, contains a lot of vitamins and minerals.

Banana - a source of sugars and starches, give in small pieces.

Peaches and apricots - contain many trace elements and vitamins.

Cherries - contain vitamins and fructose.

Berries - raspberries, currants of all kinds, sea-buckthorn, ashberry, chokeberry, rosehips, strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, cranberries, honeysuckle - contain many nutrients, can be dried to be used in winter.

Kiwi - skinless.

Pineapple - in small quantities (only fresh and ripe).

Pomegranate - very useful, contains vitamins, sugars and minerals.

You can not give:

Mango, avocado, papaya, persimmons - all contain certain substances, harmful to budgies, and can cause poisoning and intoxication of your bird.

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Greens

So Good and Fresh!

Give greens to your budgie as often as possible. It should be a part of a daily diet of your bird. The herbs should be well washed and fresh. Watch out for poisonous plants! Do not use the grass and leaves of the trees growing in the city, as they accumulate a lot of harmful substances emitted by motor transport and industrial buildings.


You can give:

Woodlice, clover, burdock, knot-grass, vines, prairie grass, lettuce, scalded nettle leaves, carrot and beet tops, orach and spinach (small amounts), plantain leaves, oats, wheat and other cereals' leaves. You can also give the leaves of willow in spring and summer (do not forget that by the fall leaves accumulate a lot of harmful toxic substances).

You can not give:

Spicy and fragrant herbs - parsley, dill, hyssop, cilantro, sorrel and other spices.

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Branches of Trees and Shrubs


Let Them Nibble!

All parrots love to nibble something: wallpaper, plaster, ceiling tiles, moldings and other inedible but, as it seems, very "tasty" things are very popular among budgies. To draw the little bird's attention away from the forbidden objects, put fresh branches of trees in the cage.

Of course, you can't take the branches of the trees that grow near the hazardous industries, garbage dumps and roads. Choose ones away from the road or on the outskirts of the city. After you bring the brunches home, do not just stick them in the cage. First, you should keep them in cold water for 5-6 hours, wash thoroughly with hot water, then scald them with boiling water to get rid of the parasites, such as mites (do not forget that wild birds could sit on these branches). Also, do not use surface-active substances such as household cleaning and dishwashing means or soap. Surfactants can easily penetrate into the bark of the branches and cause the bird's poisoning.


You can give:

Branches of birch, aspen, linden, maple, willow, chestnut tree, alder, mountain ash, plum tree, cherry tree(make sure there is no pitch), apple tree, pear tree, citrus trees, currantof different kinds, ash, beech, hornbeam, hawthorn, viburnum, chokeberry, raspberry, hazel.

You can not give:

Branches of conifers (because of the pitch content); bird cherry and oak (they contain large quantities of tannins); lilac (buds and bark contain a bitter-tasting glycoside siringin); elder; poplar (absorbs toxic substances from the atmosphere); acacia (most species are poisonous).

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Mineral and Vitamin Supplements

Food Additives

For normal living you budgie always needs the presence of mineral components in the cage. Food can not fully meet the needs of the bird's organism for some macro-and micronutrients. For example, the need for mineral salts during molting and breeding grows by 2-3 times. That's why you should artificially add mineral supplements to your pet budgie's diet.

Mineral Supplements:

- Sand - The parrots' digestive system has one peculiarity: the digestive tract itself can not digest food and a parrot needs sand and small stones for its normal functioning. If there is no sand in the cell, very soon you will see undigested grains of millet and other components of the grain mixture in the bird's droppings. It is recommended to buy sand for the birds in a sealed plastic package in pet stores, because ordinary river or see sand can be a source of diseases and parasites.

- Chalk - contains about 37% of calcium, which is good for strengthening the bones, and the formation of eggs during the breeding season. Use only special chalk for birds, but never chalk for rodents and construction chalk - the latter may have contaminants, and chalk for rodents contains salt, which is a poison for a budgie.

- Sepia - clamshell. It contains about 37% calcium. Sepia is well digested by birds and is a first-class source of calcium.

- Eggshell - a very good source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and sulfur. Egg shells should be boiled, dried and powdered. You can add it to the sand or put in a separate feeder.

- Bone meal - a source of calcium and phosphorus. Bone meal can be added to different wet food mixtures or in the sand. It can be also bought in a usual pet store.

- Calcium gluconate and calcium glycerophosphate - are available in the form of pills, which should be powdered and given to the budgie every other day, mixed with food or the sand.

- Charcoal - contains phosphorus, calcium, potassium, iron, sulfur, boron and other trace elements. Charcoal has the ability to absorb and excrete harmful gases, toxins and heavy metals. It should be pulverized and given to the bird together with sand and egg shells.


Budgies need vitamin supplements just as much as mineral ones. Especially the need for vitamins increases during the fall-winter period, when there's not enough greens and fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, vitamins are needed during illness or moulting of birds. Currently pet stores have a wide choice of vitamins, so to speak, for all occasions.

The following products can be also used as Vitamin Supplements:

- Lemon juice - has a rich mineral composition, which strengthens the smallest blood vessels, and is actively involved in redox processes in the body. Add 2-3 drops in a water bottle.

- Apple cider vinegar - is used as a source of vitamins. Add to a water bottle once a week (1 ml of apple cider vinegar (5%) per 100 ml of water).

- Honey - is a good source of vitamins and helps with bowel obstruction, acting as a laxative. Add 3-5 drops per 100 ml of water.

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Germinated Foods

Bilogically Active

Another good and nutritious kind of food are germinated seeds of cereal crops. Germinated seeds have a lot of vitamins and has a good effect on the budgie's organism as a whole: this is a product of high biological value. Germinated foods improve the immune system, regulate and restore the vital processes in the body and provide a normal metabolism.

Before you begin germination, you must first choose the grain. To test the suitability of the grain, put it in a bowl and add some cold water - "dead seeds" will float to the surface, where they should be immediately removed.

What crops can be germinated?:

- Millet;

- Oats;

- Buckwheat;

- Wheat;

- Barley, etc.

Remember, that the germinated seeds can be stored no longer than 48 hours in a refrigerator.

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Protein Foods

More Nutrients

Another very important type of food for budgies is the food of animal origin. But keep in mind that it is used only as an addition to the main foods and should be given only 2-3 times a month (except the period of molting and preparing for nesting and fledging, when protein food should be given daily).


You can give:

- Hen's egg - a very good nutritious food for budgies. It contains vitamins and important micro and macro elements. The egg should be hard-boiled and grated on a fine grater. You can mix it with grated carrot or beetroot and white breadcrumbs or semolina.

- Cod-liver oil - contains high amounts of vitamins A and D, iodine and phosphorus. It should be kept in a refrigerator for just a few days.

- Cottage cheese - is an excellent source of protein and contains vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and iron, as well as lactic acid. Cottage cheese should be skimmed, fresh and crumbly (if it sticks together, add semolina).

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Cooked Cereal

It's Easy to Make

Cooked cereal is a good additional food for your budgie. When cooking cereals for your bird, you can not add milk, salt, sugar, butter or seasoning. It is best to cook several types of cereals separately and then mix them, so that the bird has a varied diet. If you undercook your cereals a little bit, the grains will not stick together and will be easily eaten by your budgie without sticking to the beak. You can mix the cooked cereals with chopped vegetables or fruit, dried nettle leaves or other greens, etc.


You can use the following crops: peas, soybeans, beans, lentils, buckwheat, rice, corn grits, pearl barley, barley groats, wheat, oat groats, etc.

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And one more thing: do not give your pet the food from your own table - it is the key to your budgie's wellness and health for many years.

What do you feed your pet budgie?

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      lilly 2 years ago

      my bugie dosent eat apple and i don't know why

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Can any one help, I have inherited a budgie that cannot fly, would it be ok to fill his cage with perches so he can get around. He is just staying on 3 perches at the moment. Tried the lettuce he loves it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Gee I am so grateful I came upon this site, my son has just acquired 2 little budgies, we called them Riley (after the friend that gave them to us) & his sister Aqua...we have NO idea what to do with these birds so reading this has helped so much!

      Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My budgie is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO fussy she knocks over all his

      Food but he loves the cooked cereal thank you very much

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: your budgie will eat cilantro?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      lettuce and raisins mostly shes a fussy eater so i give her particular foods

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I feed my budgies tulsi leaves too, but the author said not to feed them fragrant leaves. In India, I own an aviary, and I feed them tulsi regularly. Is that bad ?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for this information. I have a pair of budgie and was wanting to know what to feed them to keep them healthy. This has made my hobby so much more interesting, Thank you all very very much

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: what can i feed my baby budgie

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @yarfodg: Thank you!

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Maybe the danger is in the skin?

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It is there :-) I has always been there...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      They like to eat MILLET, HONEY WATER,BOIL RICE,SAND

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Do not give budgies red or any chillies it can cause lung cancer.....it's real

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      they can eat mango. lots of pages claim at and lots of veterinarians say its ok. just peel it first

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      They cannot eat avocado. its not listed under fruits section not eatable.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i don't know

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      yarfodg 4 years ago

      Grains, leaves and fruits... Thanks for sharing this great info & wonderful pictures!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      chercy-i feed them yellow millets and apples, i heard that lemons are dangerous for them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My budgies have a budgie seed called 'a budgie specialty' its really good and they seem to like it! sometimes they will have some millet or a budgie seed treat or some bread or some fruit/vegetables.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Can you let him eat the whole peace of broccoli , I mean the stalk as well, as my joey has eaten the lot ?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: red chillies are you serious ??

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: you can put honey in there water, drops that is, but it acts as a laxative !!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I just stuck a a wee florette of my broccoli through the bars of my budgies cage, he has devoured it and it has made him very chirpy :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: your brilent

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      brill just the info looking for

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      tulsi leaves...coriander leaves

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      tulsi leaves...coriander leaves

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks I thought I might not be able to keep feeding him seeds

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This lost is super useful, thanks.

      I'm a bit worried about my 5 budgies' nutrition. You see, I only got them a few days ago and so far they've only eaten packaged bird seed with a little bit of grated carrot mixed in. I've supplied them with a bowl of vegetables including broccoli, sweet potato, carrot, peas and zucchini yet they haven't tried it yet. I'm worried that if they don't try it they will starve. I'm not sure what to do. Please help!?!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Ksushella: i have 6pairs of budgie. in 6, 4 of the pairs got mated but still they are not laying eggs for 3months.. what should i do

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i try to feed my budgies the list above but they keep running away. :( at the moment the only thing they have had is budgie seeds and a few drops of water. please help!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I feed my budgies bird seed. Can you give your budgies honey?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Please don't feed your birds sand, that is for large parrots! Budgies don't eat the husk! Sand may kill your budgie.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The baby food packet should have instructions on how to mix and feed. It's been a couple of years since I have raised baby budgies but basically it should have a smooth consistency and I found useful for it to be a thicker consistency to maintain the mess. Initially I bent a little spoon on both the edges to feed so it would only slide down the middle of the spoon and syringes are also quite useful just not to big. It also helps to put millet sprays in there now as they should be near the age of being weaned. Just remember though that when you take the baby away from mum and dad they will no longer feed the baby if you put the baby back in with them. I hand raised my baby budgies from a few days old. Our hen laid I think it was 14 eggs so I took on the responsibility of helping mum and dad. It is such an awesome feeling rearing baby budgies. Very time consuming but ecstatic if you have time.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a pair of hatchlings which are about 2 to 3 weeks old one of them is plump and the other skinny and I recently found out that the mother has been rejecting the skinny one by keeping him somewhere away from the nest and nit feeding it. I do not know what to feed it and im worried sick because i can't find help at the local pet shop . I want to know how to prepare the baby bird food as this is the first time a baby bird was born at home and I do not eant to lose him?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a pair of hatchlings which are about 2 to 3 weeks old one of them is plump and the other skinny and I recently found out that the mother has been rejecting the skinny one by keeping him somewhere away from the nest and nit feeding it. I do not know what to feed it and im worried sick because i can't find help at the local pet shop . I want to know how to prepare the baby bird food as this is the first time a baby bird was born at home and I do not eant to lose him?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello! I have 2 budgies which are of 4 months.They eat boiled rice, bajra,waterlemon,red chillies.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      How do u tame ur budgie I have one budgie which is 1 and 11months

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi my budgie has is making a nest and has huge poos and chose an spot in the cage she is melting a lot and I was wondering if if you could tell me so thx bye.!.!.!.!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Ksushella: Hi I just wanted to know if you can tell if a budgie is going to lay eggs cause my bird is making a nest and is melting and her poos are huge and I mean huge can you tell me if she's pregnant I haven't seen her mate but I go to school plz help and if so tell me what to do thx

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Dry lentils can be too large for budgies (not for big parrots, of course), just like oats, so they can be given in the form of germinated food or cooked.

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey Erik! As for cleaning - it's very simple: just remove the liner with droppings and feathers regularly and wash the cage, your bird's toys as well as the food and water containers with some non-toxic cleaning solution (it can be diluted vinegar). Make sure the food container is perfectly dry before you add another portion of food after washing it, this way you will prevent the growth of bacteria in it. The main thing here is regularity :-) Now about the bath - the best option is to buy a spesial bath for birds which you can secure on the cage, so your budgie doesn't turn it over. Some birds like bathing and others don't, so the frequensy will depend only on your bird's preferences (my budgie never liked bathing, so I had to wash him). But what is important - the water must be room temperature. As for what to do if your bird is sick - it all depends on what is wrong with him, every separate case needs special treatment, just like with any animal or person.

      Parakeets include a large number of different species of parrots, budgie is one of them.

      I hope my answers are ofsome use for you :-)

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Good point! Thank you very much for reminding me about kale. The thing is - some fruit or greens are not as popular in my country as others :-), so I might have missed some things. Thank you thouhg!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      How come you don't mention Kale? I thought it has more vitamins and minerals than Spinach.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey! Im wondering how I need to clean the cage, the droppings, and give him a bath. No, I don't have one yet but until I find more info, Anywayz, About the bath I don't know what to do, and mating, what do you have to do if your pet budgie is sick? Oh, and is a budgie the same as parakeet? LOL! lots of questions...PLEASE ANSWER! 0u0

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Ksushella: Hey! Im wondering about the cage maintenance, cleaning and what would help with the cage so I would like some advice please! P.S I LOVE your'e website 0 0

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hiya can you feed them red lentils and also oats uncooked?

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Their mom will feed them and usually she herself is fed by the mail. So simply continue giving them enough feed (including products that contain calcium) and fresh water.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi I have hatchlings..what should I do? What should I be feeding mum? I didn't think that my budgies would become parents. Just gave them a nesting box to sleep in @_@

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      mixer of Sprouted Lentils, Boiled Corn Seeds and grated vegetable platter (veg. carrot, lettuce, parcley, corriander, spinach, apple etc.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I buy the feed at the pet store. but we live in Jamaica, and the fruits may be available, but most of the foods you mention are not available here.

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello, Bonnie! Thanks for visiting my lens and sharing. I gave an extensive list of what can be given to a budgie and what is good for birds. But, of course, it is obligatory to feed your pet with everything from the list above. It is enough to choose what is available in your country among grain feeds, fruit, greens, cereal and supplements, taking into account what can not be given inorder not to harm your pet's health. The choice is wide - choose what is available and what your budgie likes (not every bird will eat what you want - they can be qiute capricious :-), my budgie would never eat egg whites and cottage cheese - so, what could I do?). It all depends on what you can get and what your feathery friend likes.

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for stopping by :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have just one budgie. I read the list of foods which can be given, and I would like to know which foods are actually essential. It is not cost effective to buy a little of nearly everything on the list. I live in Turkey, and the food options are different. The pet store leaves something to be desired as far as supplements. For example, where I live there are no soybeans, lentils, buckwheat, corn grits, pearl barley or oat groats. No cottage cheese. The fruits are readily available. I buy a good quality seed produced by Lora (www.lorayem.com). My budgie is 4 1/2 months old and very robust. He wants to eat everything he sees, lol! I give him carrots, egg whites, zucchini, tomatoes, fruits and a bit of chicken every now and then. Is there a small list of foods he can have while still getting the nutrients he needs? This bird is extremely active, and is NOT caged. Welcome to the airport! :-)

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @DanielBrooks: Thank you!

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      DanielBrooks 4 years ago

      i love pic of swt parrot

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love my budgies

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hi

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My budgie , Snowy, is 2 yrs old. She eats lots of grain, split peas, and TONS of fruit!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: mabey the birds mated and are aggressive

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      everything needed!

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      Ksushella 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You can give them some dry biscuits (not too sweet), but don't do it too often - just as a special treat. And, of course, it shouldn't be their main feed.

      Thanks for visiting.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Ksushella: hi guys i was just wondering can i feed my budgies round tea biscuits

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I feed wheat, millets, and lots of greens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      millets and fruits

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      millets and fruits

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens. i don't have budgies, but my parents did. They had them talking, great to hear them. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ksushella 5 years ago

      @anonymous: My bird also didn't like fruits at first but I kept giving him something time after time. It turned out he didn't like them grated (I just stick a piece of a fresh apple or carrot between the bars of the cage now).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Ksushella: I've been trying to tame my budgies for ages but it never works especially cause they're in a pair and they are too close to each other to be separated ....... so hard.... :)

      and thanks for all that info it will help improve my budgies diet heaps!

      and how do you feed the fruits and stuff to your birds my budgies don't touch one bit of their fruits and stuff can you help me pls???

      thx :)

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      Bellezza-Decor 5 years ago from Canada

      My Dad used to raise budgies, but I just enjoyed them. Lots of great budgie food info.

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      Ksushella 5 years ago

      @AlphaChic: Thank you! Yeah! They can be real fun, especially when you tame them and teach them talk.

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      AlphaChic 5 years ago

      Great lens. Budgies sound like great little pets.

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      Ksushella 5 years ago

      @merowingus: Thank you!

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      merowingus 5 years ago

      Very nice1 Your lense becomes better and better