- Fruit menu
- Vegetable menu
- What can not be given to a budgie?
- How to teach birds to eat vegetables and fruits?
- What to look for when choosing fruits and vegetables?
A parrot in the house is a joy for children and adults, as well as daily care about how to feed a feathered friend. Fruits and vegetables must be included in the diet of the bird. This will be discussed in this article.
Vegetables and fruits can be given to a parrot fresh, dried or dried. But do the drying yourself. Poultry receives pleasure and a supply of vitamins and minerals necessary for an active life from such food.
Different fruits contain different composition and amount of beneficial components. It is important to comply with the norm and remember that not all of the fruits can be given to the feathered.
List of allowed fruits:
- Apples are a real vitamin cocktail. It contains the enzymes necessary for the parrot’s stomach to work “like a watch.” Useful in them are tannins, fiber and organic acids. Apples are included in the daily menu.
- It is good to give kiwi to the feathered in the autumn-winter period for the prevention of colds. Strengthens the immune system, protects the body from viruses.
- Pears contain pectin for digestion, carbohydrates, iron and phosphorus for energy. It is advisable to choose hard varieties.
- Feijoa is a rich source of iron, vitamins, and other beneficial substances. Not all birds love these fruits. If it turns out that the bird likes them, it will only be beneficial.
- Oranges are not forbidden to offer a small piece. Citrus contains essential oils, carbohydrates, fiber. This is a great defense against infectious diseases. Citrus fruits can be offered to feathered in the form of juice, diluted with water.
- Apricots have inulin, starch, sugars, provitamin A, iron, and useful acids. They boost the immune system and prevent diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- Peaches help digestion, contain copper and iron in the optimal ratio, and are useful for weakened birds, as they can increase appetite.
- Pineapple has a positive effect on muscle tissue and strengthens blood vessels. Do not give canned product.
- Pomegranates are very healthy food, enrich the body with the substances necessary for the smooth operation of the heart muscle, cleanse blood vessels. A few grains per day for such a beneficial effect will be enough. The daily rate can be brought to the sixth of the pomegranate.
Fresh, dried and thawed berries can be given to parrots all year round several times a day:
- Grapes rich in trace elements and vitamins. A pair of berries a day without skin will cleanse the body and remove toxins. Bones do not need to be removed.
- Raspberry is rich in vitamins and minerals, and also perfectly fights colds infections. A rare parrot does not like raspberries. It is desirable to choose berries of sweet varieties.
- Blackberry is useful for feathered eyes, improves digestion and relieves various inflammations. Another plus of the berry is that it is grown without the use of chemicals, which means it is harmless to birds.
For birds, bananas containing potassium, calcium, magnesium, fiber and beneficial acids are a treat. In large quantities it is not recommended, so as not to overdo it with the daily norm of sugar.
Raisins are not only a treat for the bird, which brings joy, but also helps to avoid many health problems.
It must be remembered that the contents of apricot kernels contain hydrocyanic acid. Fruit treats must be fresh, thoroughly washed to avoid serious poisoning that could lead to the death of the pet.
Fresh vegetables should be fed a budgie daily.
Vegetables that should be present in the feathered diet:
- Beijing, cauliflower, white cabbage and broccoli contain a lot of nutrients, improve metabolic processes, quickly cleanse the body of slagging.
- Pumpkin will help the feathered bird stay alert and energetic, regulate the water-alkaline balance, strengthen the vascular system, and improve intestinal motility.
- Carrots rich in carotene, pantothenic and ascorbic acid can be given to a budgie every day. It is especially useful during bird growth. Regulates hemoglobin level, improves eyesight.
- Cucumber dissolves sand and kidney stones, improves blood properties and perfectly cleanses the feathered intestines.
- Beetroot in its biochemical composition is a leader among other vegetables. Thanks to antioxidants and a large number of other useful microelements, beets are an essential element of the diet for the budgerigar.
- Bell peppers of both red and green varieties will replenish the feathered organism with useful substances in an easily digestible form and a powerful source of vitamin C. You should make sure that this is a variety of sweet, not bitter pepper, before offering it to feathered.
- Tomatoes are a source of good health and longevity. Normalize metabolism, prevent the appearance of infectious diseases.
You can offer feathered dried tomatoes, harvesting them in small batches. Pumpkin is offered in baked, fresh form and as part of friable cereals.
What can not be given to a budgie?
The parrot will certainly show interest in what people eat. But we must remember that he does this not because of hunger, but out of curiosity. Therefore, one does not have to follow his lead and feed him with food that will only bring him harm.
You can not give the feathered:
- raw potato tubers;
- onions (leek and green feathers);
- bitter pepper;
You should not add walnuts to the necklace parrot, as they are difficult to digest due to the large amount of fat. Sunflower seeds for the same reasons give a limited amount.
The more diverse the diet, the better. Parsley, cilantro and celery contain many essential oils, which is also harmful to the feathered. Raw potatoes and eggplants contain harmful saponins that can lead to the death of a bird.
If it is noticed that the bird is intolerant to any fruit, then it is not necessary to force it. For example, if a stomach upsets from a pumpkin in a bird, then it can be replaced with carrots.
Allergies to citrus fruits are found not only in humans, but also in birds. You do not need to insist, there are plenty of other fruits rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants.
How to teach birds to eat vegetables and fruits?
If the parrot has no addiction to succulent food, you should not give up thoughts to instill in him a craving for a healthy diet.
Experienced bird owners have tricks over the years that have been developed over the years, how to teach Corella fruit and how to arouse interest in the budgerigar for carrots and pumpkins:
- The delicacies cut into pieces can be threaded and hung this attractive garland in a cage;
- rowan berries (raspberries, blackberries, grapes) do not pick, but offer the bird on a brush;
- grate and mashed;
- try to feed by hand;
- when a parrot sees household members eating appetite, he will be curious.
Sometimes the following trick helps: grind dried fruits and put them on grains and granules. Vegetables and fruits for budgies are peeled and cut into slices.
You can offer both assorted and individual types of goodies. From the proposed variety, the feathered one will surely pick up what he likes.
What to look for when choosing fruits and vegetables?
When buying a vitamin assortment for a parrot, you should adhere to the rules that will help to avoid future health problems for your pet:
- Vegetables and fruits are preferred seasonal (exception is not dried fruits and not freezing).
- Appearance of fruits and root crops should not cause doubts in their quality, the slightest mold or rot is fatal for the feathered.
- The peel of fruits and vegetables purchased in supermarkets is necessarily removed.
- It is best to feed the bird with environmentally friendly products from your garden, preservatives, even in small quantities, are harmful to the bird.
- You can’t buy dried fruits processed with preservatives or with added sugar.
- If there is any doubt about some next exotic fruit, you do not need to experiment.
Do not forget that the basis of the daily nutrition of the budgerigar is grain, and the fruit and vegetable menu is a necessary supplement.
If you follow the rules and regulations for feeding the bird, the bird will be cheerful, healthy, cheerful and share his mood with the owner for many years.