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Jun 19

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Your Pet Parakeet’s Nutritional Needs

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. These are the reasons why they require the best and the most balanced diet. This does not mean that they have to be stuck with the same food for the rest of their lives. From time to time, it would be great for your to have these pets indulge in nuts and seeds.

Actually, humans and birds can share the same kinds of fruits. Pears, apples and oranges are just a few examples. When introducing fruits to these birds for the first time, all it usually takes is a slice and they will want more. When you are feeding your budgie fruits you are having a bonding moment with it. You are not only feeding the little pet, but you are training him to trust you. The same thing is true when you are giving the little bird seeds or nuts. And remember that they enjoy the taste of veggies, too. So, you can give the little pet, a lettuce leaf.

Your pet’s diet could use a lot of green vegetables. Many parakeets love the taste of cabbage leaves or broccoli leaves. More often than not, feeding parakeets leafy greens is not difficult because they can easily acquire a taste for those food. It should be noted that there are leafy vegetables that may not be good for your winged pet. Some leafy vegetables can trigger calcium deficiency or liver problems. 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. As a supplement for the female period, during mating time, you can put a cuttlebone or a mineral block in its cage. Unhealthy chicks is the result of poor nutrition of female parakeet birds.

So the next time you go out to buy food for our parakeet, buy seeds, vegetables and fruits. 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.