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    Budgies eating veggies

    My budgie Fuji only eats his pellets, and Iím trying to get him to eat his fruits and veggies! I tried doing that thing where you took a bite of a veggie or fruit and acted like it was the best thing ever, but that didnít work. I used a baby carrot and he did take a nibble but than he just waddles away. Am I using the wrong food? What am I doing wrong and what should I do to feed him veggies and fruits?

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    Re: Budgies eating veggies

    Use a food chopper or food processor, and chop them in tiny pieces. Place some in a separate food cup and also in a small bowl or on a small plate on the cage floor, placed in a corner so the poops do not fall into the food. With veggies and fruits you need to try them every day. You can chop just a small amount at a time, and refrigerate for a day or two. Budgies are more into veggies then fruits. My favorites to feed are fresh leaf lettuce and cilantro, and peas and carrots that are frozen, and then thawed. Also, small pieces of fresh apple is a favorite. They should be removed from cage after a couple of hours, so they do not go rancid and cause the budgie to get sick.

    A good all around diet for me to serve budgies is 20% pellets, if owners feed them. I do not feed pellets. And 80% of a good seed mix, along with the fresh veggies, and some small pieces of whole wheat bread.

    You also can make birdy bread, birdy mash, and birth chop. Google those three with the word recipes, and you should find some neat ones.
    Last edited by maxollie; 09-03-2018 at 10:32 AM.

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    Re: Budgies eating veggies

    Thank you for the advice maxollie! Iíll be sure to try this😋

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    Re: Budgies eating veggies

    You are welcome! I will watch for your updates. I love budgies!

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