- What is more accessible
- A bit of exotic
- Berry expanse
- Eat ass, do not be ashamed! How to teach a budgie to eat fruit?
Fruits are very useful for feathered friends. Imagine a bleak picture: for some reason you had to eat the same porridge day after day. Whatever she is beloved and wholesome, for the soul and, more importantly, the body will clearly not be enough. Give him live vitamins as well.
And where do living vitamins “live”? That’s right, in vegetables, fruits, berries. Exactly the same problem arises when feeding parrots: they also want tasty vitamins, they are in great need. What fruit and berry variety can please your favorite birds?
What is more accessible
The list of fruits is quite extensive. What kind of fruit can be given to a budgie? Let’s start with those that are closer geographically – native, domestic.
Remove the seeds from the pear. The composition of this fruit is very rich: essential natural vitamins, fats, organic acids, trace elements, sugars, carbohydrates.
It is recommended that you thoroughly washed the fruit into slices, removing the seeds. If you bought pears out of season – and it will most likely be imported – then you must peel them before feeding.
This fruit is also a real storehouse of vitamins and minerals. It contains sugar and a lot of fiber.
Before you offer such a treat to a parrot, you need to remove the bone, which, as you know, contains hydrocyanic acid.
The same applies to other stone plants: apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, which are excellent juicy feed for birds.
The fruit of the apple tree contains naturally vitamins, especially a lot of vitamin C. It also contains acids, plant fibers, some tannins, useful for digestion by pectins, microelements such as: The apple is rich in microelements!
Regarding the form in which to give the bird apples, the opinions of the owners were divided: some believe that the bones should be removed from them, and the apple should be peeled, others suggest giving the fruit unpeeled, including seeds.
Treats with dried apple are allowed. It is given soaked or stewed pieces.
A bit of exotic
And from "exotic" what kind of fruit do parrots eat?
Parrots love this useful product no less than people. You can include pineapple in the bird menu only by thoroughly peeling and selecting the core.
Overripe fruits should not be given to pets. A nutritious and delicious overseas fruit is a source of potassium, calcium and magnesium, fiber, and starch.
Ripe (yellow) bananas for wavy give small pieces, after removing the peel. Unripe or, on the contrary, overripe fruits to include in the menu is categorically not recommended.
Bananas, grapes, and citrus fruits are especially good for budgies in winter.
There is a point of view that grapes are harmful to parrots. But it contains vitamin C, fiber, carbohydrates necessary for bird health. Therefore, the proposed "gentle" option: treat the pet with two or three berries a day, removing the skin and removing the bones.
Grapes can be both white and black.
For a change, you can grind several raisins once or twice a week a week.
The pomegranate fruit affects blood formation, so you need to start carefully – with a few ripe seeds. Over time, the portion can be increased.
Like a banana, melon contains a large percentage of potassium with calcium and magnesium, as well as iron and phosphorus.
Nutritious gourds have a beneficial effect on digestion, the cardiovascular system.
It is necessary to offer a melon, having cleared of a peel. The pulp itself and the seeds are useful.
Treating this is best done by testing on yourself – to avoid poisoning, and doing it best in season.
Exotic fruit is considered the leader in the content of vitamin C. Give parrots cleaned.
Citrus seeds can be included in the diet. Citrus fruits, and they are known to include orange, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, are powerful sources of vitamin C, trace elements, organic acids, fiber, carbohydrates.
It is allowed to give them with seeds, but without fail peeling them and cutting them into pieces.
To increase immunity and protect against infections, such a vitamin supplement is also practiced: a few drops of lemon juice are diluted in water poured into a drinker.
All fruit and berry treats must be thoroughly washed, even if you are convinced of their environmental cleanliness.
If you ask yourself whether it is possible for parrots to eat berries and which ones, then the answer will be: almost everything. In summer, diversify the menu of birds will ideally help:
- Watermelon has a laxative effect. chokeberry (aronia),
- sea buckthorn,
The restrictions apply only to viburnum, which should not be given to feathered pets with kidney problems.
In winter, you can also arrange berry treats for the wavy, if you prepare the berries for the future by freezing or drying. Before serving “frozen on the table”, completely frozen fruits should be fully thawed, and dry fruits should be steamed or soaked in hot water.
The biggest berry is a watermelon. Like other gourds, it is extremely nutritious, but as for the bird menu, there is a caveat: it is not recommended to give it to pets a lot, since it has a laxative effect.
With all the wide "palette" of exotic fruits allowed for use, for some there is a categorical ban. These include:
This is explained not only by the fact that they get into our country, ripening along the way. Their juice contains harmful alkaloids, glycosides, papain, which can cause poisoning of the parrot. For example, in the mango fruit there are essential oils and tannins, which can adversely affect the well-being and health of the bird.
Tannins are rich in persimmons, and avocados contain Persian cardiac glycoside, which can cause cardiac arrest.
Treating “fruit” bans includes treating frozen and cold fruits and various preserves. Parrots and candied fruits are also contraindicated.
Eat ass, do not be ashamed! How to teach a budgie to eat fruit?
How to teach them fruit? Will have to experiment. To begin with, it is worth offering the fruit fruits in different "forms": cutting them into slices, rubbing them to a puree state, cutting into larger pieces or even squeezing the juice.
The bird’s digestive system absorbs juice very easily, and this will help the parrot to taste the fruit over time. You can start with apple juice.
Feeder for fruits. The second step may be a personal example of the owner. Budgies are very curious. And if the owner will eat fruit in front of the cage, the bird will imitate it.
The devices for the cage that hold food are very useful – skewers, skewers, clamps. First, the parrot perceives them as a funny toy, and then can and try what is strung on them.
Do not be discouraged if your pet, having tasted this or that fruit, still throws it away. At least something will fall into its beak! Do not leave attempts, in the end the bird will try everything and appreciate your efforts.
As you can see, there are simply no problems with the choice of juicy and healthy fruit and berry food for parrots, with the exception of a few limitations. All offered fruits are filled with vitamins, microelements and other extremely useful and necessary substances. You just need to remember that you need to teach a bird to such food from the "infant" age: parrots are conservative and will not immediately rush to unfamiliar food.