Thursday, March 10, 2011

Budgerigar food health week: day 3

Snack time

You can find a nice supply of budgie snacks at the pet store or supermarket. One example is the sticks that are covered with seeds, held together by sticky honey or a sugar solution. A lot of budgies go crazy for this. You can give it to them every now and again, but not too often, for there are a lot of calories in sugar and honey which can easily make your budgie too fat.

Snacks are actually very good for budgies, as long as you don't exaggerate. Image © DigiDragon on Flickr.
Fresh water

Your budgies should be given fresh drinking water every day. You can buy a couple of drinking fountains, or just use a flat drinking bowl. Budgies will drink water according to the temperature in the room. If it's cold, their drinking pattern could be a little inconsistent. Sometimes they don't drink at all for a whole day. But you have to give them fresh water on a daily basis to keep the bacteria in the water from multiplying.

Drinking fountains. Image ©