Why Parakeets Need a Balanced Meal
Parakeets are small but athletic birds and they also have a lot of energy. 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 pets also like the vegetables and fruits. These petswould also love to have seeds and nuts regularly.
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. When introducing fruits to these birds for the first time, all it usually takes is a slice and they will want 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. Remember that these birds want vegetables as well. So, why not give the little budgie a vegetable leaf such as a lettuce.
Your pet’s diet could use a lot of green vegetables. 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. However, there one consideration and that is not all leafy greens are good for your parakeet. There are certain greens that can result in liver problem or calcium deficiencies. Consult with a veterinarian first before loading a parakeet’s diet with vegetables.
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 head out to buy some bird food, think about starting your bird on a nut, seed, fruits and vegetable diet 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 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.