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Apple seeds

 

Are TOXIC to budgies and should NEVER be fed.

 

Onion

Asparagus

Cabbage

Aubergine (eggplant)

Rhubarb (including leaves)

Dairy products

Raw potato

Crisps (Chips) or other high salt human foods

Human Breakfast cereals containing Zinc

Strawberries (or any highly perishable fruit) unless 100% organic

 

Should also be avoided as they may cause harm to your budgie.

 

Some fruits and vegetables are sprayed and treated with high amounts of pesticides and should be avoided if possible. Organic produce is best to feed your budgies, and always remember to wash any fresh fruits or vegetables very thoroughly before feeding.

 

* Dried fruit preserved with sulfites may not be the best choice for your bird. People sometimes have acute hypersensitivity reactions to sulfites, so an animal as small as a bird may have an even greater sensitivity to them. In many cases, we have to rely on guidelines we use for ourselves until someone discovers that the ingredient affects birds as well.

 

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Thanks for the info.

 

I read somewhere that lettuce is also toxic. Is this true?

 

I'm wanting to up the variety of fruits and vegetables my babies are eating. They really only go for grass/seeds (I grow myself so I know are safe), apples (without seeds ALWAYS), green grapes, and celery.

 

I've tried carrot but they're not fans.

 

Is banana usually a hit? Maybe blueberries and broccoli?

 

It's just so hard becuase I want to make sure that what I give them is totally safe.

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Thanks for the info.

 

I read somewhere that lettuce is also toxic. Is this true?

 

I'm wanting to up the variety of fruits and vegetables my babies are eating. They really only go for grass/seeds (I grow myself so I know are safe), apples (without seeds ALWAYS), green grapes, and celery.

 

I've tried carrot but they're not fans.

 

Is banana usually a hit? Maybe blueberries and broccoli?

 

It's just so hard becuase I want to make sure that what I give them is totally safe.

 

Lettice is full of water and gives them the runs but in moderation it's okay. Try grating the carrot and mixing it with the celery. Snow pea sprouts and mung bean sprouts are good. If you can get endive it is very good. high in vitamins and minerals. Bannans and blueberries don't know. Broccoli is good.

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Eucalyptus leaves are a highly beneficial thing to feed your budgies if you can get ahold of them.

http://www.budgieworld.net/budgie_advice.htm

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Hi guys,

 

I was wondering, is Ficus Benjamina / india-rubber tree dangerous for the budgy?

This type specifically

http://www.odla.nu/artiklar/images/bilder/...benjamina_2.jpg

 

Just today, Konrad decided she loves that tree, and I'm not sure if I should let her play and bite on it anymore

 

Thanks

Nharvi

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Hi guys,

 

I was wondering, is Ficus Benjamina / india-rubber tree dangerous for the budgy?

This type specifically

http://www.odla.nu/artiklar/images/bilder/...benjamina_2.jpg

 

Just today, Konrad decided she loves that tree, and I'm not sure if I should let her play and bite on it anymore

 

Thanks

Nharvi

 

It's on this safe plants for birds list....

http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/safeplants.htm

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As for favourite foods, his is baby spinach leaves, and cooked white rice. I was actually wondering about the rice - does anyone else feed it to their birds? He goes ape over it. I was thinking it might be a good soft food for the breeding cages.

 

I looked at my rice in the cupboard last night and thought of that, If someone could confirm cooked rice being okay?????

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cooked rice is okay and can be digested easily, make sure you don't use salt when boiling, and rinse throughly and make sure the rice is not sticking together. Rice should not be given to breeding birds because parent can actually gorge their babies and in turn rice has no nutritional value and the babies can starve. I found this very interesting fact when reading about rice :P.

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hey there , try some beetroot , not tinned they add juices to that but buy some fresh cut into peices and feed it , they love it ..

beware!! if you are showing them they will get stained from the beetroot and that doesnt look good on the show bench. :)

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Was reading through this topic and noticed that people are giving their budgies white rice. I would suggest a change to brown rice. Its not a huge difference but I believe it is a little better for them

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thanks for the info i didnt realise apple seeds are a no no i just pick the apple of the tree and just cut it in half and put it into the avairies

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Arrgh! I can't believe I was so careless! I was eating chocolate and Squee came over and ate a crumb! Just a little nibble, but I'm still so worried because I saw her chewing as I chased her off. I hope what has been said in this thread about it being okay in small doses is true :wub::D

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Elly where did you read about rice having no nutritional value? It is after all essentially a grass seed just like wheat, barley, etc. I would have thought it would be great

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hi do you have to boil the rice or can you serve it after a rinse please

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Is it alright for budgies to eat plain toast?

And what about oats? Are they okay?

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oats are fine and toast is too :)

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That's good to know.

Nibbles is a toast fanatic :)

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just make sure hannah that it is not becoming the staple of the diet, a treat is fine :) i would suggest brown bread as more nutritional value but white bread is fine too.

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It's not, he just gets it sometimes when he out of the cage and someone is eating toast, etc.

He still gets loads of greens + his seed :)

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nice to hear hannah that you do really care for the wellbeing of your budgies :)

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Was reading through this topic and noticed that people are giving their budgies white rice. I would suggest a change to brown rice. Its not a huge difference but I believe it is a little better for them

I agree. I have also just begun to feed whole oats to the birds in the aviary instead of hulled oats. There is more nutritional value in whole oats.

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hey kaz, where can such oats be purchased, and what brand do you use?

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how about plain frozen vegetables like corn, peas and green beans?

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how about plain frozen vegetables like corn, peas and green beans?

 

 

Those are great. Just try not to overheat them if you thaw them in the microwave, cuz the more cooked they are, the more vitamins they lose. :D

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I've read that wheet-bix can be given to budgies is this true?

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