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. For these reasons, parakeets need an excellent diet that is well-balanced. This does not mean that they have to be stuck with the same food for the rest of their lives. These petswould also love to have seeds and nuts regularly.
As a matter of fact, parakeets can eat the same fruits that humans also eat. A few examples of these fruits are apples and oranges. When introducing fruits to these birds for the first time, all it usually takes is a slice and they will want more. You can use the fruit-feeding session as bonding time for you and your budgie. This session is not just feeding time but it is actually a moment where you establish trust with the little budgie. Instead of fruits, you can hand feed the little bird some seeds and nuts. Remember that these birds want vegetables as well. So, you may give the bird a bit of lettuce.
Your pet’s diet could use a lot of green vegetables. Many parakeets love the taste of cabbage leaves or broccoli 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. However, there one consideration and that is not all leafy greens are good for your parakeet. Certain leafy vegetables can cause liver or calcium deficiency 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. As a supplement for the female period, during mating time, you can put a cuttlebone or a mineral block in its cage. A very healthy bird is likely to produce bouncing chicks.
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 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.