One of the most energetic small type of birds are parakeets, which are known to be the agile ones too. Apart from being agile, these birds are very smart, thus they require lots of stimulation and playtime than what most people think. Because of those things, they need a healthy and balanced diet everyday. However, their diet does not have to be the same food each and every day throughout their lives. From time to time, it would be great for your to have these pets indulge in nuts and seeds.
Actually, humans and birds can share the same kinds of fruits. Pears, apples and oranges are just a few examples. 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. You are not only feeding the little pet, but you are training him to trust you. The idea is the same with feeding nuts or seeds. Remember that these birds want vegetables as well. So, you can give the little pet, a lettuce leaf.
Green vegetables are some of the best things that you can to your bird’s diet. 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. It must be considered, though, that not all green leafy vegetables are good for your bird. Some leafy vegetables can trigger calcium deficiency or liver problems. It is best to consult with your pet’s vet on which leafy vegetables are suitable to your acrobatic bird’s diet.
A good diet is also very important when breeding parakeets. During this period, cuttlebone or a mineral block may be given to a female parakeet, in its cage, as a supplement. 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.