In vivo, the budgerigar menu consists of grass seeds, fruits, small insects, young plant buds, etc. They are able to take care of their food on their own, which cannot be said about their relatives living in captivity. When buying a pet, you need to ask in advance – what can be given to a budgie, how to make the menu varied, what kind of food will be not only nutritious, but also of high quality.
It is necessary to clearly understand which goodies are good and which ones cannot be given, because only then will your pet be able to avoid illnesses and will delight you for a long time with its bright plumage and cheerful, dissonant twittering.
Do not be afraid, unpeeled oats do not threaten your health, on the contrary, the bird will be busy diligently and concentratedly cleaning the grains.
For a day, the bird needs to eat two tablespoons of food. The mixture should be of high quality, without extraneous additives, for example, dyes. If you care about the health of the pet, you need to buy products only from trusted manufacturers, it can be expensive, but you can’t save on feed.
It is generally believed that dry food is enough for the birds, but it would be nice if you organize additional food.
Expanding the diet
In nature, birds love to feast on vegetables, fruits, herbs, so why deprive them of such an opportunity in captivity? First thoroughly rinse the products under running water, grind them and stretch the undulations on the hand into the cage. Perhaps this will alert the parrot and he will not immediately accept the treat, but after tasting it, he will take a treat with pleasure.
Experts recommend giving raw carrots, watermelon, melon, ripe tomatoes and cucumbers, cabbage and beets, bell peppers, grated on a fine grater. Exotic birds love to feast on apples, pears, oranges, peaches and kiwi. Pineapples, cherries, cherries, currants and blueberries are no less useful and tasty for miniature feathered ones.
Every day you can include in the menu sprigs of greenery, but do not forget to pour boiling water over them. Give your pets plantain, clover, beetroot and carrot tops, young buds and leaves of trees.
Parrots satisfy the protein needs by eating fish oil, grated egg shells, not fatty cottage cheese.
Keep all foods environmentally friendly, even a small dose of pesticides can cause the death of a parrot. Fruit tree branches, fruits and vegetables should be grown away from large enterprises and freeways.
Many parrot owners prefer a healthy diet, not only for themselves, but also for their pets. Prepare the germinated grain for the bird. A spoonful of oats can be poured into a bowl and poured with boiling water, covered, drained after 30 minutes. The useful product is ready. But a humid environment is a comfortable environment for the development of microorganisms, therefore, after an hour, the remaining grain must be removed and the feeder well washed.
That’s what it means – a varied feed, but to control its quality is your direct responsibility. If there is a need to change the feed, change the diet gradually, new products are always stress. Try not to overfeed, watch the parrot – how much it eats, and give him no more and no less. Why is Pichuga overweight, because obesity is dangerous to health.
For normal digestion, parrots need water, but not boiled, but bottled or filtered. In winter, to prevent vitamin deficiency, experts recommend adding a few drops of lemon juice to automatic drinkers.
What should be banned
Celery, garlic, onions, eggplant, mango, persimmon, dill and many other foods can cause poisoning. And if you give the feathered person some visas of what we eat, he may even die.
- Salt. Even slightly salted food can cause a serious illness and can lead to death.
- Bread. This product contains salt, sugar, yeast, these components can gradually destroy the intestinal microflora, and its eyelids will be short.
- You can not give dairy products, with the exception of low-fat cottage cheese.
- Sweets, especially chocolate, alcohol, raw potatoes and rhubarb are not given to parrots.
Some indoor flowers can pose a threat to their life, for example, by biting diphenbachia, azalea or a delphinium, a parrot can get severe poisoning.
The health of parrots is as fragile as the body of these miniature birds. It depends only on you whether the bird will be cheerful and cheerful, or it will begin to wither, bringing closer the day of its death.