There are a lot of common questions about common and uncommon foods that are safe for budgies. For example, “What can I feed my budgie?” and “Can my budgie eat: _____?”. So here I made a list of things that your little birdie might enjoy.
So did you know…
1. Can Budgies Eat Banana?
Yes, budgies can eat bananas. Just remove the peel. You can cut it up or you can even hang it and let them pick out their own chunks. Banana is high in potassium and calcium which helps keep your budgie healthy.
2.Can Budgies Eat Grapes?
Budgies can eat grapes. If they are the seedless variety, no preparation is necessary except cutting it if your bird has a hard time eating it. If there is a pit, it should be removed beforehand.
3.Can Budgies Eat Strawberries?
Strawberries are often a favorite fruit of the budgie. They just love them and yes, they can indeed eat them whole or cut up. The seeds of the strawberry pose no health risk to the bird.
4.Can Birds Eat Uncooked Rice?
You might have heard that feeding a bird uncooked rice will cause its belly to pop open. This is just a myth and it is indeed safe to feed your budgie uncooked rice. In fact, they eat it all the time in the wild. But cooked rice is always a better choice!
5.Can Budgies Eat Oranges?
Budgies can eat oranges, just remove the peel. You can also cut it into wedges and keep the peel on, letting the budgies pluck out pieces themselves. They won’t eat the peel as it is tough and bitter.
6.Can Budgies Eat Cucumber?
Of course! Budgies love cucumber. While it’s not exactly nutritionally dense, it makes for a great treat for your budgie. Just cut it into small pieces or 1/4 inch thin slices and you are good to go.
7.Can Budgies Eat Watermelon?
As a general rule, Budgies or any bird shouldn’t be fed foods that are mostly water all the time. But as an occasional treat, watermelon is a fantastic choice and your bird will love to dig her beak into it.
8.Can Budgies Eat Tomatoes?
Tomatoes make a lovely once-a-week treat for your budgie. It’s important to limit the amount you give her because of the high acidity levels, However, A raw slice of about 1/4 inch thick once a week is a perfect little treat.
9.Can Budgies Eat Apples?
Budgies love apples, so yes, they totally can. Just remember to give it a good wash and peel, and remove the core and seeds. Apple seeds can be quite dangerous to these small birds.
10.Can Budgies Eat Lettuce?
Budgies love lettuce. Just avoid watery lettuces like iceberg. Stick to thicker more nutritional lettuces like romaine, butter crunch, green leaf, and red leaf.
11.Can Budgie Eat Blueberry?
Yes, Budgies can eat blueberries. They are particularly fond of them and will often steal the berries right off your plate if you leave them unattended!
12.Can Budgies Eat Carrots?
Budgies can eat carrots. It’s a great source of Vitamin A and other nutrients that help keep your bird healthy and strong, so feeding them carrots is always a good idea. You can either feed it freshly cut up or leave the slices to soften in cool water and serve later on as treats.
13.Can Budgies Eat Celery?
Celery is one of those over 90% water foods that should be given only as a fun treat and not as an actual meal. Even so, Budgies love the refreshing watery crunch that comes with celery so yes, they will very much enjoy it as a treat.
14.Can Budgies Eat Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter is alright for budgies but should not be fed regularly. It has too much fat and salt which can cause your bird serious health issues over time. So give peanut butter sparingly as a treat to your pet bird.
Also, try and only give them organic low/no salt brands. Or even better, make it yourself. Remember, only as a very rare treat!
15.Can Budgies Eat Bread?
Like many things, bread can be given only as a treat and not as a main part of the budgies diet. Bread isn’t good for your bird because it can contain salt which will cause your budgies kidneys to shut down.
16.Can Budgies Eat Spinach?
Spinach is a great budgie food especially for breeding birds that need extra Vitamin A. Breeding female budgies should get about 100 g of spinach a day and just 1/4 cup will suffice for an adult male or female budgies.
17.Can Budgies Eat Pineapple?
Pineapple has the same rules as tomatoes. Acidic food as a rule isn’t good for birds. However, as a treat, it’s fine in moderation.
18.Can Budgies Eat Cilantro?
Believe it or not, cilantro is safe for budgies. Just remember to wash it and remove the roots first. The leaves are perfectly safe for your bird to nibble on.
19.Can Birds Eat Rice Krispies?
Yes! It’s true that rice Krispies are human food, but it’s still perfectly safe to give them as a treat to your bird. Just remember to never give them any sugary versions of rice Krispies and try and get the low sodium versions as salt is severely dangerous for birds.
20.Can Budgies Eat Raspberries?
Like tomatoes, raspberries are a fantastic treat for your budgie as an occasional snack and fun activity. However, don’t serve it too often as the acidity is still quite potent. They will also stain your bird’s mouth feathers red, which is fairly cute.
21.Can Budgies Eat Bell Peppers?
Yes, bell peppers are safe for your budgie as a treat. They can be served whole or chopped up into small pieces to feed them. The common misconception is to remove the seeds because of heat, but this has no effect on the birds and is perfectly safe for them to consume.
22.Can Budgies Eat Cabbage?
Cabbage is low in nutrition and with all the water content it should only be given as a fun treat for your budgies. Consider a more nutritious green like spinach or romaine lettuce.
23.Can Budgies Eat Cherries?
Cherries aren’t super nutritious for budgies but it’s fine to serve your pet one as a treat every once in a while. Just remember not to feed them the pits or leave them alone with any cherries that still have the stems on because they might choke on either of those two things.
They will stain your bird’s feathers red.
24.Can Budgies Eat Cheese?
All dairy products should be consumed in extreme moderation, However, cheese is still ok to give them on occasion and makes a great treat. They will love it alongside a piece of cooked fish or a bit of cooked egg.
25.Can Budgies Eat Cantaloupe?
It’s fine to give your budgie cantaloupe as a fun treat to watch them nibble away at it. Just don’t overdo it with this one because it may cause diarrhea in your bird which is very dangerous for them.
26.Can Budgies Eat Popcorn?
Popcorn seems like one of the most surprising foods that budgies can eat. Make sure it’s plain popcorn with no oil, butter, or salt. it’s extremely important that the popcorn contains none of these ingredients.
27.Can Budgies Eat Parsley?
Just like cilantro, it’s fine to give your budgie parsley on occasion as a treat. The stems are perfectly ok, just the roots need to be removed and they are safe for them to nibble on.
28.Can Budgies Eat Tangerines?
And finally, Tangerines are a great treat for your budgie. Just remember to only feed them the pulp and never any of the bitter rinds that are also in the fruit.
As you can see, there are plenty of unexpected foods and treats you can give your budgie. The variety is endless and so much fun to experiment with. Just remember that moderation is the key to a happy, healthy bird, and all care should be taken into consideration before you choose what foods are best for your pet.