Your Pet Parakeet’s Nutritional Needs
Parakeets are known as small but vigorous birds. Apart from being agile, these birds are very smart, thus they require lots of stimulation and playtime than what most people think. For these reasons, parakeets need an excellent diet that is well-balanced. However, their diet does not have to be the same food each and every day throughout their lives. From time to time, it would be great for your to have these pets indulge in nuts and seeds.
As a matter of fact, parakeets can eat the same fruits that humans also eat. For example, they also love to eat apples, pears and oranges. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 are so many of these foods to choose from and make part of your pet’s nutritional plan. Your little acrobatic winged buddy will be glad to have variety in his or her diet.