Your Pet Parakeet’s Nutritional Needs
One of the most energetic small type of birds are parakeets, which are known to be the agile ones too. These birds require a lot of stimulating activities because they are very keen in addition to being very energetic. 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.
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. 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. 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. Don’t forget that these budgies love vegetables to. So, why not give the little budgie a vegetable leaf such as a lettuce.
Your pet’s diet could use a lot of green vegetables. 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 must be considered, though, that not all green leafy vegetables are good for your bird. 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. In this period, female parakeets can use a mineral lick or a cuttlebone, which can be placed somewhere in the cage. If you want very healthy chicks, you need to give the right supplements to the female birds.
Moving on, as far as seeds and nuts are considered, a few parakeet-favorites are sesame seeds, beans and almonds among others. These food give the birds healthy fats and protein. If you want to make sure that these birds live a good life, feeds them with a variation of these foods.
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.