Friday, February 24, 2012

Food Intolerance

There have been fewer posts the last couple of days, because I haven't been feeling too well. I have had a lot of stomach/bowel problems since the beginning of 2011, and now it turns out I'm probably lactoseintolerant...!

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Well,food intolerance also occurs among budgies. You know that these little birds can be very curious. While they explore our homes, they find things like exotic plants or flowers. When they land on top of the book case, they can start gnawing on the polished wood. Since budgies love to chew on things, they can easily get poisoned by accident. Some plants may cause severe pain and vomiting, so you have to be careful with what you keep in the house. Budgies who suffer from poisoning, often throw up food. It may cause a crop infection but that is not always the case.

Never feed these things to your birds!
  • French fries or fatty food
  • Rotten food
  • Human snacks (like crisps, chocolate bars, candy)
As a general rule, you should never give any human food to your budgies.
However, they tolerate the following food:
  •  Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Boiled rice or potatoes (unsalted)


  1. Reading your post made me hungry for human snacks ;)

  2. hehe! ^^

    I'm going to give the budgies a budgie snack tomorrow ;) they love those egg crackers from Vitakraft!

  3. Hello, hope you get effective treatment to help you with your food intolerance and that you can feel better again soon. Love your blog, you do a great job.