Sunday, March 6, 2011

Budgerigar food health week

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks. This could be said about budgerigars. If you give them the wrong food, they won't live long. Too many budgies are obese and unhealthy because they lack certain vitamins and minerals... and exercise.

Budgie enjoying corn © Petra Kohlstadt from
The natural food supply in Australia is so high in quality that wild budgies hardly suffer from malnutrition. They can choose from a menu of more than twenty kinds of wild plants and grasses. Budgies that are kept in a cage aren't forced to live off this healthy diet and more often tempted to choose for unhealthy snacks rather than vegetables. You can only protect your budgies against malnutrition and obesity if you serve them the right diet from the moment you get them.

Combine bathing and lettuce together to give your budgie the world's best lunch! Image ©
 From now until next Sunday, I will post a daily tip about healthy food habits for budgies. At the end of the week, I will post the results of the vegetable poll on the top right of my blog. I already want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted! ^_^


  1. I wish I could bathe in my lunch...

  2. Hehe, my sweet crazy baby :D <3 <3 <3

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