Vegetables, Salad & Fruit
Fresh food is an important addition to the grain mixture, as it contains many minerals and vitamins.
While vegetables are usually quite low in calories, you have to be a little cautious with fruit because of the fructose it contains.
In the case of salads, it is better to avoid the usual lettuce and switch to other varieties, as these are often heavily contaminated with sprays, etc.
Kitchen herbs, wild herbs & grasses
Herbs have a particularly high content of vitamins and minerals.
While you can usually feed wild herbs in larger quantities, you have to be a little more careful with culinary herbs, as they usually contain essential oils to which budgies are somewhat sensitive.
Many of the domestic wild fruits are not only eaten with pleasure by wild birds, but are also suitable for budgies and are also characterized by a high vitamin and mineral content.
Leaves, twigs and cones
The leaves of some trees are also suitable green food for budgies.
As a rule, you can also offer whole branches including leaves, as the nutrient-rich bark of the branches is also readily gnawed off.
What are the nutrients in the main herbs, vegetables and salads that are suitable as fresh food?
Here is an overview of the most important nutrients that are particularly relevant for budgies.