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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. Because of those things, they need a healthy and balanced diet everyday. However, the same daily food would eventually be unappealing for them if there is no variation in their diet. These birds also love the taste of fruits and vegetables. 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. Pears, apples and oranges are just a few examples. If it is your first time to give them fruits, start giving them a slice and watch them ask for 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. Instead of fruits, you can hand feed the little bird some seeds and 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. A lot of parakeets love mustard leaves or cauliflower leaves. These birds can easily get used to the taste of veggies, so adding vegetables to the bird’s daily diet plan would not be an issue. 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. 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. 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 kinds of these foods that you can add to his or her diet, but be sure to check with a vet first. 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.