In a natural environment, birds have the onus for choosing the right diet according to the need of their bodies whereas pet birds are the responsibility of their owners this is why you need to know what to feed budgies for breeding as this directly aids in the breeding process and save them from possible medical complications.
We suggest all budgie owners to be careful regarding the proper feed for breeding budgies. If you do not provide the proper feed to your budgies then you will be responsible for unhealthy offspring and a huge death count which will cause by vitamin deficiencies.
Improper diet may cause the following medical complications in your budgies,
What to Feed Budgies for Breeding?
Breeding budgies care is immensely important. If you wish to have healthy offspring of your budgies then you should give them a proper diet. We offer healthy feed to our budgies in the breeding season to avoid medical complications.
Please add pulses, beans, vegetables, grit, cuttlebone, and eggshells to your breeding budgie’s diet.
Budgie Diet Chart
|Black chickpeas||Protein and Fiber|
|White kidney beans||Protein and Fiber|
|Wheat Grains||Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fiber|
|Soya bean||Protein, Manganese, and Vitamin K|
|Green Mung beans||Vitamin B6 and Magnesium|
|Fresh Corns||Rich source of Vitamin C|
|Spinach||Calcium, Protein, Vitamin A, Iron, Magnesium, and Potassium|
|Fenugreek||Rich in Protein, Fiber, and Amino acids|
|Alfalfa||Rich source of Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and D|
|Carrot||Vitamin C, Carotenoids, and Antioxidants|
|Beetroot||Vitamin B9, C, Iron, Magnesium, and Potassium|
|Cabbage||Rich sourch of Vitamin B9, C, and K|
|Moringa Leaves||Minerals, Amino acids, and Omega-3,6 & 9 Vitamins|
|Egg Shell||A vital source of Calcium|
|Cuttlebone||A vital source of Calcium|
Follow the instructions to make the feed mix for your breeding budgies,
- Rinse pulses and beans and then soak them in water overnight
- Use a strainer to drain water from beans and pulses in the morning
- Rinse them thoroughly again and put them into a bowl
- Dry the moisture from the beans and pulses so that it does not catch bacteria or fungus
- Chop vegetables and mix it
- Finally, make a powder of eggshells and cuttlebone
- Sprinkle the powder over the feed mix
Remember to sprinkle 1 tablespoon of grit as well into the bowl which helps budgies in digestion.
You have now prepared a delicious feed mix treat for your budgies. Serve 1 tablespoon for each bird and watch them chew on their treat delightfully.
For calcium source, we added eggshells and cuttlebone in the feed mix but if you do not have eggshells or cuttlebone powder then you can add some supplements mentioned below,
Importance of Diet for Breeding Budgies
Healthy budgies lay healthy offspring.
This should be the motto of every bird owner. A proper diet is one of the major contributors to your budgie’s health.
If you are providing a proper diet to your budgies then the chances of medical complications while mating and breeding will be less. Some of the complications occur due to improper diet such as,
- Egg Binding
- Abnormal Egg sizes
- Infertile Eggs
- Malformed offsprings
- Dead in-shell babies
A proper diet of budgies makes them healthy which enables them to lay fertile and healthy eggs. You must now be able to prepare the right feed for your breeding budgies. If you would need further help then do not hesitate to contact us or let us know in the comment below.