Why Parakeets Need a Balanced Meal
One of the most energetic small type of birds are parakeets, which are known to be the agile ones too. Contrary to what a lot of people think, these birdsneed plenty of stimulation and playful activities because these birds are clever. These are the reasons why they require the best and the most balanced diet. These birds would also love to have veggies and fruits as part of their diet. 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. Feeding your lovely budgie fruits can be a great bonding time. 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. Remember that these birds want vegetables as well. So, why not give the little budgie a vegetable leaf such as a lettuce.
Leafy greens, should actually be one the main parts of the bird’s diet. There are many parakeets that love the taste of kelp or mustard 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. Some leafy vegetables can trigger calcium deficiency or liver problems. It is best to consult with your pet’s vet on which leafy vegetables are suitable to your acrobatic bird’s diet.
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 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.