Your Pet Parakeet’s Nutritional Needs
One of the most energetic small type of birds are parakeets, which are known to be the agile ones too. Contrary to what a lot of people think, these birdsneed plenty of stimulation and playful activities because these birds are clever. For these reasons, parakeets need an excellent diet that is well-balanced. These birds would also love to have veggies and fruits as part of their diet. They could use some seeds or some nuts to as a part of their healthy diet.
Actually, humans and birds can share the same kinds of fruits. Pears, apples and oranges are just a few examples. If it is their first time to eat these fruits, you can give them a slice and they will surely love it. Feeding your lovely budgie fruits can be a great bonding time. 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 may give the bird a bit of lettuce.
Green vegetables are some of the best things that you can to your bird’s diet. There are many parakeets that love the taste of kelp or mustard leaves. In fact, it is not hard to feed them vegetables as they can get used to the taste very quickly. It should be noted that there are leafy vegetables that may not be good for your winged pet. Certain leafy vegetables can cause liver or calcium deficiency problems. Ask your parakeet’s veterinarian first about which leafy greens to give and which ones to avoid.
A well balanced diet is also crucial when parakeet’s begin to breed. During this period, cuttlebone or a mineral block may be given to a female parakeet, in its cage, as a supplement. Unhealthy chicks is the result of poor nutrition of female parakeet birds.
So the next time you head out to buy some bird food, think about starting your bird on a nut, seed, fruits and vegetable diet instead. 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.