Feeding Budgies

The staple food of budgies in the wild is usually grass seeds.  However, in captivity budgies thrive well on a diet of seeds, millets, whole grain breads and sprouts.  A varied diet provides all essential nutrients and keeps the budgies well nourished.  A varied diet also prevents obesity as opposed to a diet exclusively on seeds.

Place the seeds in a flat dish so that it is easy for removal  The feeding can be done once a day.  Seeds which have not been eaten by the budgies can be reused.  Just blow over the feeding dish to remove the husk and then top up the remaining seeds. 

Budgies also love coriander leaves and greens.  Beetroot, spinach, lettuce and cabbage may also be given.  Put these leaves into the cage and watch the budgies tear them up into little bits as they eat them.  Give only fresh leaves as old or refrigerated leaves may cause digestion problems for the budgies. Remove any leftovers from the cage.


Foods NOT to be given
Do not give Avocados, chocolates, apple seeds, coffee, tea, tomato leaves, peach seeds, eggplant, peanuts, etc to your budgies as these contain substances which can prove to be toxic to the budgies.