Budgie Breeding Food is just a healthy list of Food for pair of Budgies. Encouraging your budgies to breed is providing them with a healthy environment.
Do you want to know more about breeding and your budgie’s favorite food? If your answer is yes, let us jump right in!
How to Encourage Budgies To breed
When it comes to encouraging your budgies to breed, there are a few things to consider. First, the important thing is your budgies’ cage. Your budgies should be separated from other budgies in order to have some privacy. The cage should be big enough for both of them. The cage should be big enough for them to be able to move freely.
Make sure to put a nest box in the cage. Two perches should be in the cage as well as some water and pellets, and fresh vegetables are good in this period. It is advised to cover the bottom of the cage with newspapers because it is more comfortable for your budgies.
If you do not want your budgie to have splayed legs, make sure to put a concave dish inside the cage. Inside of it put some wood dust because female budgies like to chew it before giving birth.
Make sure to fill the cage with food. Sometimes it happens that if budgies feel that they do not have enough food, they start eating their own eggs. So, fill the cage with seeds and vegetables to prevent this from happening.
The temperature of the room where your budgies are placed must be appropriate. It is recommended to be 18 – 24 degrees Celsius. During the night, cover the cage and leave it covered for 12 hours.
One more piece of advice is to spray your budgies with water. This reminds them of their natural habitat because budgies usually mate after rain in nature. This can definitely encourage them to breed.
You need to check your budgies from time to time, but please do not do it too often. They need privacy and they need to be alone. Make sure there is no loud noise in the room where your budgies are. They need to feel safe and comfortable for breeding.
It is good to provide outdoor flight cages so you can budgies can feel the freedom. Budgies should be exposed to the fresh air and sunlight from time to time. Vitamin D stimulates breeding.
If you notice that although you followed everything, your budgies do not want to breed, then check your budgies’ diet. They need a healthy diet in order to be able to breed.
Budgies Food List – Budgie Breeding Food
Let me guess, you have heard many pieces of advice regarding this topic a million times. Follow our guide to create a perfect breeding food list for your budgies.
You must be wondering why your budgies need to eat healthily. They need to have a healthy diet to prevent conditions such as egg binding, infertile eggs, abandonment of their babies, having weak babies, getting sick, etc.
Let us start with vegetables. You can give your budgies vegetables but cut them in pieces so it is easier for budgies to chew them. Here is a list of vegetables you can give to your budgies: cucumber, broccoli, carrots, parsley, lettuce, spinach, pepper, corn, celery, zucchini, etc. Half of the budgies’ diet should include vegetables.
Boiledeggs are good for your budgies, especially for the female budgie. Eggs can provide your female budgie with proteins that can make her baby budgies healthy and her baby budgies will not be weak and disposed to diseases.
You can give pellets to your budgies. However, they are not crucial. You can give them occasionally to your budgies.
Finally, we come to seeds. Seeds should always be fresh and here is a list of those you should use: oat groats, canary seed, red and white millet, cracked corn and sunflower seeds, etc. You can mix them together or give them separately.
Food supplements are always useful. Calcium for Budgies is highly recommended for preventing egg binding.
Fried Egg Food for Birds
Eggs are good for your budgie. You are afraid that fried eggs might not be. Do not worry we will help you! Let us dig a little deeper.
Eggs contain proteins good for your budgie’s growth and its brain functions. Fried eggs are always a good option if you want to change your budgie’s diet a little bit.
When frying eggs, it is important not to use oil or any spices. Otherwise, it can be harmful to your budgie. Try to use as little oil as you can. Oil is good for their energy but it is dangerous if you use too much oil. Too much oil can affect your budgie’s liver because too much fat in the liver can cause liver problems. You can give eggs to your budgies once a week. It is better to give boiled egg food for budgies.
What is budgies’ Favourite food?
If you want to discover your budgie’s favorite food, stay tuned! In this part, we will talk about the top 10 products budgies enjoy.
Budgies love tropical fruits such as mangoes, bananas, berries, cherries, currants, and apples. Make sure to avoid grapes and avocados. Grapes contain too much sugar and avocados are not good for your budgie’s stomach.
When it comes to vegetables, we will just say that budgie’s favorite are peppers because we will talk about vegetables below in detail.
Budgies enjoy corns as well. Before giving it to them, boil it for some time because if they are too hard they can harm your budgie. Budgies adore nuts, but unsalted! Salted nuts are not good. They also love lentils and beans.
Besides the fact that eggs are healthy for your budgie, budgies simply, love them. Be careful not to give them too many eggs because they can get used to them and as a result, reject other food.
Unbelievably, budgies love pasta. Boil the pasta; add some vegetables and your budgie has a perfect meal!
Vegetables for Budgie
Vegetables are healthy and can be given only raw and uncooked. Of course, you must wash them thoroughly before feeding your budgie.
In the previous part, we mentioned peppers. Peppers contain vitamin A, C, B6, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. They are for your budgie’s stomach. It does not matter whether peppers are hot or not, budgies prefer both and it is safe to feed them with both. It is a well-known fact that budgies like chili peppers.
Next up is cauliflower. Cauliflower protects budgies from liver and heart infections as well as cancer. It is also good for their digestion and brain functions. It can be given two times a week.
Budgies absolutely love raw broccoli. Broccoli does not contain too much sugar but it contains many antioxidants that can be very useful for your budgie.
Spinach can be given as a treat. So, do not overfeed your budgie with it! Spinach contains vitamin A which is beneficial for bone growth, eyesight, and hearing, and vitamin E which is good for their muscles.
Parsley is good for your budgie’s blood. It does not contain any harmful substances. It is rich in iron, B1, B2, C, and beta-carotene. It is also good for detoxing budgies’ bodies. When it comes to infections, it is important to mention that parsley is a natural antibiotic.
Cucumbers are recommended for budgies because they contain many vitamins. These vitamins are good for your budgie’s immune system. Cucumbers contain minerals as well such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. They keep your budgie energetic.
If you are interested in how to prepare this food or how to mix it with other products, read our article regarding budgie food recipes!
As you can see, we discussed some important topics. Budgie breeding is not easy but this article will definitely make it easier for you. Follow our pieces of advice and you will not have any problems. Though, if you do have additional questions, feel free to ask!
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How do I introduce new foods? Because at the moment they only like their seed mix and spinach leaves or lettuce :/