Why Parakeets Need a Balanced Meal
Parakeets are small but athletic birds and they also have a lot of energy. Apart from being agile, these birds are very smart, thus they require lots of stimulation and playtime than what most people think. 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.
In fact, parakeets enjoy the same fruits that humans also enjoy. For example, they also love to eat apples, pears and oranges. If it is their first time to eat these fruits, you can give them a slice and they will surely love it. You can use the fruit-feeding session as bonding time for you and your budgie. Not only are you giving the little pet its much-needed nourishment, but you are also establishing trust. The idea is the same with feeding nuts or seeds. Don’t forget that these budgies love vegetables to. So, you can give the little pet, a lettuce leaf.
Your pet’s diet could use a lot of green vegetables. There are many parakeets that love the taste of kelp or mustard leaves. More often than not, feeding parakeets leafy greens is not difficult because they can easily acquire a taste for those food. It must be considered, though, that not all green leafy vegetables are good for your bird. 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.
A good diet is also very important when breeding parakeets. During this period, cuttlebone or a mineral block may be given to a female parakeet, in its cage, as a supplement. A very healthy bird is likely to produce bouncing chicks.
So after you ran out of bird food, get your parakeet fruits, seeds, nuts and vegetables instead. 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.