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At the moment this is my weekly feeding schedule, im constantly review it to see if there are anything that I should add or things I should take away. Can i have your thoughts and oppinions on my feeding routine please for my two pet type budgies, Hamish who is a young cock bird who is just over 1 year and Molly who is over 3 years and we think suffered from a lack of calcium as she has no strength in her wings to fly even though she tries (drops like a stone though) and also possibly has rickets.

 

Monday: - Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Apple Cider Vinegar in water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Tuesday:

 

- Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Fresh, plain water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Wednesday:

 

- Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Apple Cider Vinegar in water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Thursday:

 

- Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Fresh, plain water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Friday:

 

- Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Apple Cider Vinegar in water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Saturday:

 

- Mash: Grain mix with egg and biscuit

 

- Fresh, plain water

 

- Cuttle bone always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Sunday:

 

- Mash: Grain mix with egg and biscuit

 

- Fresh, plain water

 

- Cuttle bone always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

I make up a different batch when ever I run out. Here is a list of ingrediants I use, the ingredients in bold are what I am using currently I make up enough to fill a 4L container so it does last me a little while. They both seem to enjoy this mixed into the egg and biscuit mixture.

 

 

- Small parrot or other seed mis

 

- Sesame seeds

 

- Flax seed

 

- Linseed

 

- Poppy seed

 

- Hemp seed

 

- Budgie crumbles

 

- Wheat germ

 

- Oats

 

- Papitas/pumpkin seeds

 

- Polenta

 

- Pine nuts

 

- Corn meal

 

- Cracked wheat

 

- Red Quinoa

 

- Royal Quinoa

 

- Oat bran

 

Extras that are soaked and cooked the night before

 

- Brown rice

 

- Wild rice

 

- Couscous

 

- Soup mix

 

- Buckwheat

 

- Barley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That all sounds good. At first glance, I thought you were going to list some long complicated rotation schedule, but on reading it, you are basically feeding fresh veggies during the week, your mash, as you call it, on weekends, and adding apple cider vinegar a few days a week.

 

It looks to me like a nice healthy diet. If you are concerned about her calcium levels, I wouldn't just rely on cuttlebone. You might consider a liquid calcium added to the water. And one thing you didn't list, I always have a mineral block in my cages. There is usually calcium in those, too.

 

If your egg biscuit mix includes the shells, you have some calcium there, as well. :)

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Mineral block? Is there any i should look for specifically as I know some are made of plaster of paris?

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Blocks _ I would go for Iodine and Calcium.

 

Question: why the Apple Cider Vinegar in the water. (I know the answer but curious why you use it) :)

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After loads of research I came to the conclusion to use it after reading that it has many medical properties and also as a natural antibiotic for birds or something like that, so now i use it regularly in my birds water. Also I find that during the warmer months when they tend to bath in thier water bowls it gives the feathers a nice healthy shine to them, and it being vinegar its probably good at keeping the mites at bay too as I used to always have a problem with red feather mites, but since they bath in this stuff too I haven't seen them for a while.

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After loads of research I came to the conclusion to use it after reading that it has many medical properties and also as a natural antibiotic for birds or something like that, so now i use it regularly in my birds water. Also I find that during the warmer months when they tend to bath in thier water bowls it gives the feathers a nice healthy shine to them, and it being vinegar its probably good at keeping the mites at bay too as I used to always have a problem with red feather mites, but since they bath in this stuff too I haven't seen them for a while.

 

He, he Good try smile.gif

 

The reason we add it to the water is to raise the acidity levels so that it combats Megabacteria, very prevalent in budgies, which is a yeast.

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Yep thats right. Now days we call it AGY (Avian Gastric Yeast Desease) In the old days we used to give oranges to the birds. The citus acid did the same thing.

 

Apple Cider vinegar also has a probotic quality as well.

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That sounds great! lots of variety but without complication. I am just interested why you put apple cider vinger in every couple of days??

At the moment this is my weekly feeding schedule, im constantly review it to see if there are anything that I should add or things I should take away. Can i have your thoughts and oppinions on my feeding routine please for my two pet type budgies, Hamish who is a young cock bird who is just over 1 year and Molly who is over 3 years and we think suffered from a lack of calcium as she has no strength in her wings to fly even though she tries (drops like a stone though) and also possibly has rickets.

 

Monday: - Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Apple Cider Vinegar in water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Tuesday:

 

- Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Fresh, plain water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Wednesday:

 

- Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Apple Cider Vinegar in water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Thursday:

 

- Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Fresh, plain water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Friday:

 

- Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

 

- Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

 

- Apple Cider Vinegar in water

 

- Cuttle bone is always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Saturday:

 

- Mash: Grain mix with egg and biscuit

 

- Fresh, plain water

 

- Cuttle bone always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

Sunday:

 

- Mash: Grain mix with egg and biscuit

 

- Fresh, plain water

 

- Cuttle bone always available

 

- Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

 

I make up a different batch when ever I run out. Here is a list of ingrediants I use, the ingredients in bold are what I am using currently I make up enough to fill a 4L container so it does last me a little while. They both seem to enjoy this mixed into the egg and biscuit mixture.

 

 

- Small parrot or other seed mis

 

- Sesame seeds

 

- Flax seed

 

- Linseed

 

- Poppy seed

 

- Hemp seed

 

- Budgie crumbles

 

- Wheat germ

 

- Oats

 

- Papitas/pumpkin seeds

 

- Polenta

 

- Pine nuts

 

- Corn meal

 

- Cracked wheat

 

- Red Quinoa

 

- Royal Quinoa

 

- Oat bran

 

Extras that are soaked and cooked the night before

 

- Brown rice

 

- Wild rice

 

- Couscous

 

- Soup mix

 

- Buckwheat

 

- Barley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:o Oh so that why you put the apple cider vinger in the water.

After loads of research I came to the conclusion to use it after reading that it has many medical properties and also as a natural antibiotic for birds or something like that, so now i use it regularly in my birds water. Also I find that during the warmer months when they tend to bath in thier water bowls it gives the feathers a nice healthy shine to them, and it being vinegar its probably good at keeping the mites at bay too as I used to always have a problem with red feather mites, but since they bath in this stuff too I haven't seen them for a while.

 

He, he Good try smile.gif

 

The reason we add it to the water is to raise the acidity levels so that it combats Megabacteria, very prevalent in budgies, which is a yeast.

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