Your Pet Parakeet’s Nutritional Needs
Parakeets are small but athletic birds and they also have a lot of energy. These birds require a lot of stimulating activities because they are very keen in addition to being very energetic. Because of those things, they need a healthy and balanced diet everyday. These pets also like the vegetables and fruits. These petswould also love to have seeds and nuts regularly.
Actually, humans and birds can share the same kinds of fruits. A few examples of these fruits are apples and oranges. 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. Not only are you giving the little pet its much-needed nourishment, but you are also establishing trust. Instead of fruits, you can hand feed the little bird some seeds and nuts. And remember that they enjoy the taste of veggies, too. So, you can give the little pet, a lettuce leaf.
Leafy greens, should actually be one the main parts of the bird’s diet. There are many parakeets that love the taste of kelp or mustard 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. Certain leafy vegetables can cause liver or calcium deficiency problems. Consult with a veterinarian first before loading a parakeet’s diet with vegetables.
A good diet is also very important when breeding parakeets. As a supplement for the female period, during mating time, you can put a cuttlebone or a mineral block in its cage. Unhealthy chicks is the result of poor nutrition of female parakeet birds.
So the next time you go out to buy food for our parakeet, buy seeds, vegetables and fruits. There is a wide variety of these food that you can add to their diet. Your very energetic and colorful pet will be so glad with the various flavors and food types incorporated in his or her well-balanced diet.