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!)
Before I do…
Let’s get started!
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
These are all really great health benefits
Also, budgies can eat banana peels too
I won’t go into too much detail here
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!
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
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!)
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
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
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
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
Can Budgies Eat Pineapples?
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?
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?
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!
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
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
- 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!
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
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
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
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
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
Interested on how to feed your bird 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?
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
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
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
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!