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    Talking What do budgies find tastey?

    Does anyone know what budgies love to eat? (Apart from seed)
    Can budgies eat toast or rice?

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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    Budgies can eat toast and rice. Brown Rice is better than white, because its still got all the nutrients and stuff in it. Wheat Toast too.

    My budgie likes leafy things, like lettuce, bok choy, spinach, etc. He also loves to chew on baby carrots and broccolli.

    Other not so healthy stuff he likes to eat are nutriberries, avicakes, and millet.

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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    my budgies wont eat anything besides millit. the other night i tried mixing in finely chopped carrots, but no luck.
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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    It may take some time for your birds to get used to eating other kinds of foods, but they can be pretty enthusiastic about veggies.

    My birds love carrots, brocolli, kang kon, alfalfa, and oranges. They especially love the carrots and the brocolli because the stems are fibrous and they treat them like extra mineral blocks.

    They also love Cheerios whenever I have them for breakfast, but I never let them have much of it.

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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    I usually cook up a batch of whole wheat pasta or wild rice mixed with frozen veggies (usually peas and carrots or mixed veggies), I make sure there's a little water left in the mixture, then add bird pellets, sometimes I add flax seed, crushed red peppers, anise seed or sesame seed. Once they decided it was ok, they love it. Boiled egg or scrambled egg, shell and all. French toast. Shredded carrot, shredded broccoli (mine don't like the flower part unless it's cut real small). Anything green and leafy. Wheatgrass. Egg food. Rarely they'll nibble apples or pears, but not much into the fruit. It's pretty much a never ending list with my birds, they're almost always willing to try new things.
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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    My budgies are two years old though... do you think its too late to teach them that there is more to eat than millet?
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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    No it is not to late but you must keep trying everyday.Give them veggies,fruits,in different ways,you may find a way they will eat.For example,dice them up small,or larger,or string on a bird skewer,or clip to the cage,cook,don't cook,etc....You may waste ALOT of food trying,but your bug's health depends on it.
    And eat with them.Merlin will eat anything I am eating!Sully is still in quarantine,so not sure about him yet.He does nibble on broccoli though,when I clip it to his cage.

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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    Quote Originally Posted by crayontree741 View Post
    My budgies are two years old though... do you think its too late to teach them that there is more to eat than millet?
    Holly, it's not too late. Keep introducing things to them. If they are people-friendly, they will sometimes try to eat the things you eat too. Aster is always WAY too interested in what I'm eating. You can nibble on something you'd like them to try and make a big show of enjoying it in front of them. It can sometimes make them go crazy and want to eat it too.

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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    My birds were 3 and 1 when I started with the fresh foods. Mix seed with it, make sure they see you put the seed in. Don't give up
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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    mine love chopped anything. smaller than minced. but they will eat shredded vegetables. carrots have to be in tiny tiny pieces
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    Re: What do budgies find tastey?

    Lettuce is fun because they like to bath in it, too.
    Spinach leaves, they kind of chatter then jump down to get at them, it's a favorite of theirs.
    They love alfalfa hay (I have a horse) and like to chew on the stems.
    Also, Orchard Grass hay, they chew on that as well.
    No luck with carrots or apples.

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