Your Pet Parakeet’s Nutritional Needs
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. For these reasons, parakeets need an excellent diet that is well-balanced. 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.
In fact, parakeets enjoy the same fruits that humans also enjoy. A few examples of these fruits are apples 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. You are not only feeding the little pet, but you are training him to trust you. The idea is the same with feeding nuts or seeds. 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. 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. 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 after you ran out of bird food, get your parakeet fruits, seeds, nuts and vegetables instead. 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 very energetic and colorful pet will be so glad with the various flavors and food types incorporated in his or her well-balanced diet.