Grain mixtures

What belongs in a species-appropriate grain mixture and which ingredients are undesirable.

Where can one find suitable grain mixtures and what is contained in the commercially available products?

Diet - grain mixtures

Fresh food

  • Vegetables, Salad & Fruit
  • Kitchen, Wild Herbs & Grasses
  • Wild fruits
  • Leaves, twigs and cones
  • Nutrient content
Nutrition - fresh food

Grains and seeds

Which seeds suitable for budgies belong to the carbohydrate-rich seeds, oil seeds or grass or herb seeds?

Grains and seeds

Malnutrition and undernourishment

Malnutrition is one of the most common causes of many diseases in budgies.

  • Overweight
  • Lack of sand or grit
  • Vitamin A – deficiency
Malnutrition and undernourishment