Your Comprehensive Guide To Budgie Nutrition – Budgie Bon Appétit!

Feeding your budgie the right food is very important for their health and well-being

The thing is, sometimes you don’t know what to feed them

Browsing from one website to another website can be overwhelming

Here’s the good news

You won’t have to do that anymore


Because in this article, I’m going to create a list of what do budgies eat

It’ll be a quick summary but if a particular food interests you, you have the option to click on the link and that will take you to the article that goes more in depth

So basically, you have all the information on one page!

Makes life much easier right?

I hope this in depth guide on what do budgies eat helps you and makes everything easy for you

Without rambling on (which I can tend to do!)

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Can Budgies Eat Cucumber?

Yes budgies can eat cucumbers

They can eat the cucumber flesh and skin no problem

It’s actually healthy and budgies do enjoy them

You can offer it to your budgie as an occasional treat

Cucumbers contain a lot of vitamins that will keep your little birdie healthy which is of course very important

When you offer cucumber to your budgie make sure to wash it thoroughly, peel the cucumbers, remove the seeds

If it’s your first time to give your budgie cucumbers then offer it slowly as some budgies hate change!

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Can Budgies Eat Mealworms? 

Budgies can eat mealworms and enjoy it too

They are not toxic nor is it harmful for your budgie

Though you should offer it as a treat and not something as their main diet


Because mealworms contain fat which is high to not ignore as budgies are prone to obesity and diabetes

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I go into more detail in my article Can budgies eat mealworms?

Can Budgies Eat Watermelon? 

Who doesn’t love watermelons!

Especially on a hot summer day

My word, I love watermelons

Especially when they are red and juicy

Enough about me!

Budgies can eat watermelons too and I’m sure they would enjoy it

You see, watermelons consist of mainly water

So it’s a great way of keeping your budgie hydrated

If your budgie doesn’t drink too much water then watermelons is a good way of keeping them hydrated

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Can Budgies Eat Parsley? 

Parsley has a high source of iron, beta carotene and vitamin B1, B2 and C

Parsley also contains amino acids that helps build protein

So as you can see, it’s very healthy

More importantly it’s something you can give to your budgie to eat

You should remember though, Parsley should not be the main diet for your bird

It’s best to give it occasionally

How should you feed it to your budgie?

Well I go into more detail about this

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You can learn more about feeding parsley to your budgie in my article  Can budgies eat parsley?

Can Budgies Eat Pears?

Budgies love eating pears and it’s completely healthy for them to eat

When you do give pears to your budgies, it’s best to give them it small bite sizes

Make sure to not overfeed them too

Also, remove all the seeds and pits that’s attached to the pulp or in the juice

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I go into more detail in my article  Can budgies eat pears?

Can Budgies Eat Sunflower Seeds?


Budgies can eat sunflower seeds

Budgies can open sunflower seeds though you most store bought are already hulled so it’s easy for budgies to consume

Some budgies may love to open sunflower seeds whereas others may not like to do this task in hand!

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Can Budgies Eat Scrambled Eggs? 

Eggs are an excellent source of protein budgies

So yes, budgies can eat eggs

Don’t let it be the main part of your budgie’s diet

So the next time you have eggs for breakfast, let your budgie have some too!

There’s more you should know about feeding budgies eggs which I’ve already talked in my article in detail

If you want to read more about this then click the link below which will take you to my article

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Can Budgies Eat Mushrooms? 

This is a tricky one

Budgies can eat mushrooms

But the ones that us humans eat

You see mushrooms are part of the fungi kingdom

This means some mushrooms you’ll find are nutritious and safe for humans or animals to eat

Other mushrooms can kill you instantly

So it’s not worth risking allowing your budgie to munch on some mushrooms

It’s best to avoid it

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Can Budgies Eat Tomatoes?

Budgies can eat tomatoes

It’s safe for them to do so

But you need to be careful how much tomato you allow your little bird to eat

They are not toxic for budgies but they are acidic fruit

Birds may be hypersensitive to the acid found in tomatoes

Although tomatoes do have some good health benefits

It’s best you keep your budgies away from them

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Can Budgies Eat Bananas?

Budgies love eating bananas and they sure would enjoy it too!

It’s healthy for them to snack on

But it’s not something you should be offering to give all day

A great occasional treat

Did you know bananas have some really great health benefits that will definitely help keep your budgie healthy

Let me briefly list them

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Potassium

These are all really great health benefits

Also, budgies can eat banana peels too

I won’t go into too much detail here

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Can Budgies Eat Bread? 

Yes budgies can eat bread

But here’s the thing

Should you give it to your budgie? Just because they can eat it does mean you should give it

And that goes for bread


Because bread is filling and it holds no nutritional value and it’s not easy to digest

This can cause some health issues after some time

If you do however want to feed your budgie bread then it should be very little and rare but I would advise to not give any

There are many options out there – just have a look at this list for start!

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Can Budgies Eat Walnuts?

Nuts are actually very good for budgies

There are a variety of nuts you can offer your little birdie and one of them is walnuts

Budgies can eat walnuts but you have to be aware that walnuts have a slightly high fat content

They are healthy for budgies but you should be careful about how often you feed it to them

I go into more detail in my article which you can check out by clicking below

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Can Budgies Eat Yogurt? 

Budgies can eat yogurt

But the thing is, they have no health benefit to budgies

Rather giving too much can cause them an upset stomach and I’m sure that’s not what you’d want to give to your cute little bird

It’s best you avoid feeding it to your budgie

If your budgie does seem to enjoy it, don’t eat it in front of your bird!

Hide away and eat (A bit like me when I hide from my kids to snack on a chocolate! Lol!)

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Can Budgies Eat Ice Cream? 

They can eat it but you should not give it to them


Because they can’t handle lactose and that’s what ice cream has

Although it’s safe to give a very small amount

It would be better to avoid giving it altogether

Now I know you might have the urge because you’re enjoying a nice ice cream on a hot summers day and want to share it with your budgie

If you want to do this, stick to only vanilla flavor

And only a lick nothing more

Best to be safe than sorry

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Can Budgies Eat Peanuts?

Budgies would chomp down on peanuts!

As long as they are of high quality and well stored

Here’s the thing though

Peanuts are susceptible to a natural toxin called Aflatoxin

And this toxin can be fatal for birds

Don’t worry because you can still safely feed peanuts to your budgie

Thinking about feeding peanuts to your budgie or curious to know more? 

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Can Budgies Eat Popcorn?

Feel like sharing some popcorn with your budgie?

But you don’t know if it’s safe to do so?

Well, it’s okay for your budgie to snack on some popcorn with you

But only air-popped, unsalted, and unbuttered popcorn are a healthy option for your budgie 

I won’t go into much detail here so click the link below to discover more about feeding popcorn to your budgie

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Can Budgies Eat Carrot Tops?


Budgies can eat carrot tops

In fact a lot of famous budgies on YouTube devour carrot tops at record speed!

Did you know carrot tops are an excellent vitamin K source that is good for healthy bone growth, immune support and augmented digestive functioning

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Can Budgies Eat Pineapples?

Of course!

Budgies can eat pineapples

It’s good for them to eat

There’s nothing to suggest it would cause any harm to your little cute bird

They are actually very healthy for your budgie

Do you want to know the benefits of pineapples to budgies?

Also, how to feed your budgie pineapple?


I talk about all the things mentioned in my article Can budgies eat pineapples?

Can Budgies Eat Yams?

Budgies love yams!

It’s safe to give your bird

Question is – How do you give it to your budgie?

Do you cook it or give it raw?

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Can Budgies Eat Raspberries? 

Budgies love eating raspberries

Not just raspberries but they also love eating other berries too such as strawberries, blueberries and blackberries

Raspberries are healthy for budgies to snack on

They are known as superfood

The number of antioxidants found in a small raspberry is pretty awesome!

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Can Budgies Eat Dried Fruit?

Budgies can eat dried fruit but you need to be cautious about this

You shouldn’t let you budgie snack too much on dried fruit

Yes they are healthy but dried foods contain preservatives or chemicals that can be unsafe for birds

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Can Budgies Eat Spinach?

Spinach is safe for budgies to eat and your budgies would not mind to eat it too!

Spinach has many health benefits

They are a fantastic source of

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin K, C and E
  • High amounts of minerals such as folic acid
  • Great for digestive system

As you can see there are plenty of health benefits!

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Can Budgies Eat Cabbage? 

Budgies love to nibble on cabbage and it’s safe for them to do so

Don’t over feed it to them

It should be given to them as a snack

I know what you’re thinking

Why you shouldn’t over feed cabbage to your little birdie, I mean they’re meant to be healthy right

The thing is, overfeeding can lead to digestive problems and bloating

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Can Budgies Eat Cauliflower?

Yes! Budgies can eat Cauliflower

It’s safe for them to much on it

Zero toxic, full of minerals and fiber

Not to forget they’re crunchy too and would make a great treat for your cute little birdie

You should rinse the vegetable thoroughly before feeding it

It would also be a good idea to cut it into tiny pieces to avoid any choking hazards

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Can Budgies Eat Quaker Oats?

Budgies sure can eat oats

They are full of fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants

It’s also packed with health benefits such as reduced blood sugar levels, low blood pressure and reduced heart health risks

But you should remember, only feed your budgie a tiny amount

They have a small stomach as they are tiny birds so it’s not a good idea to feed a huge amount of oats to your little birdie

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Can Budgies Eat Cheese? 

No budgies don’t eat cheese and it’s not a good idea to give it to them


Because cheese contains lactose and birds cannot digest this

This is because they lack lactase enzymes in their guts

Another thing is, cheese contains lots of fat which means if a budgie has a habit of eating cheese you feed it to your budgie often it can cause obesity which can lead to other diseases

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Can Budgies Eat Celery?

Celery is pretty much one of safest food you can give your cute little birdie

Try to feed your budgie 100% organic celery

That way you know for sure there won’t be any chemicals like pesticides

There are many benefits of celery that will help your budgie

Let me briefly list them

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Folate
  • Potassium

Interested on how to feed your bird celery?

Check out my article Can budgies eat celery?

Can Budgies Eat Broccoli? 

Broccoli is very healthy for budgies so yes they can eat it

Broccoli has many health benefits such as

  • Good for the eyes
  • Vitamin B which helps your bird keep fit
  • Vitamin K which is vital for strong bones
  • Contains different minerals

I go into more detail in my article where I talk in more detail about

  • Can budgies eat raw broccoli?
  • How to feed broccoli to your budgie?

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Can Budgies Eat Peanut Butter?

Budgies can eat peanut butter

But here’s the thing

It contains high fat content which can be harmful for budgies

Although you can give peanut butter to budgies

It’s best to give small amounts of fresh and unsalted peanut butter. This is actually healthy for your little birdie

Do remember, it has to be aflatoxin-free

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Can Budgies Eat Dock Leaves? 

Yes, you can safely give your budgie dock leaves to eat

Budgies in general can eat leaves

Though you need to make sure the plant you’re getting the leaves from is not toxic 

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Can Budgies Eat Tortillas?

Budgies can eat tortillas but it’s best not to feed it them

Budgies need proper nutrition and tortillas don’t exactly provide that

Yes, you can give it once in a blue moon but I mean it’s best you just avoid it altogether

You’d rather give your little birdie some nice fresh fruit and vegetables that is healthy and safe to eat

I have written an article about why you shouldn’t give your budgie tortillas


You can learn more by checking out my article Can budgies eat tortillas?

Wrapping Up

I hope you find this guide useful and saves you the time browsing around different websites

The main aim of this article was to make it easy for you to find the information you’re looking for

Do browse around the website as I have plenty of articles talking about budgie behavior too!

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