Nibble rings

Nibble rings

Since many of the nibble rings available on the market are more suited to the needs of rodents and are therefore usually much too large, it is advisable to simply make them yourself for the budgies.

Recipes for snack rings

Instead of flour or starch, psyllium husks are used for binding. These do not consist of carbohydrates, but almost exclusively of dietary fiber. In combination with water, these swell strongly and form a kind of gel, similar to chia seeds.

Accessories needed

To make the nibble rings, you will of course need a suitable baking tin and for the measurements in the recipe it is also advisable to use suitable measuring spoons.

Thin leather straps are best for hanging the nibble rings.

Basic recipe

The basis for most herb or nibble rings is a mixture of herbs and grains.

This mixture contains a high proportion of various grass seeds as well as natural herbs, such as dandelion, red clover, chickweed, rib wort .

Ingredients for basic recipe


The amount of ingredients in the basic recipe makes a nibble ring with a diameter of 7cm.


  • Add psyllium husks to the water and stir
  • This approx. 15 min. sources let
  • Add grain mixture and herbs, if desired, and mix well
  • Pour the mixture into a donut mold (Ø 7cm) andpress down lightly
  • Then place the donut mold on the rack in the oven
  • Cook at 120°C (convection oven) for approx. 30min. dry let
  • Let nibble ring cool and then carefully remove from mold
  • Then put this back in the oven without the mold (wet side up)
  • Then cook again at 120°C (convection oven) for approx. 30min. dry let
  • Allow the finished nibble ring to cool and attach a leather strap to it if necessary.

By using psyllium husks, the snack rings do not have to be baked, but only dried. A lower temperature (90°C) would also be possible for this, as long as the time (2 x 60min) is adjusted accordingly.

Composition: Grass seed, plata millet, red millet, manna millet, silver millet, Japan millet, senegal millet, spinach seed, canary seed, carrot seed, fennel seed, delicha, pagima green, niger seed, bird’s knotweed, nettle seed, basil seeds, nettle leaves, oregano, marjoram, amaranth, thyme, chamomile flowers, eucalyptus leaves, parsley seeds, caraway seeds, dill seeds, chia seeds, anise, rosemary, dandelion, sunflower flowers.

Herbs – nibble ring

The herbal nibble ring also contains a mixture of herbs, which are a natural and healthy food supplement.

  • Chickweed
  • Nettle
  • Dandelion
  • Yarrow
  • Ribwort
  • Parsley
  • Bird’s Knotweed
  • Horsetail
Herb ring


Moult – Nibbling Ring

The moult nibble ring also contains various individual herbs, which contain important nutrients for plumage formation :

  • Field horsetail: rich in silica
  • Ribwort: silicic acid and sulfurous amino acids
  • Chickweed: Minerals & Vitamins
Moult - Nibbling Ring


Megabacteriosis – ring

Since budgies with megabacteriosis must not be fed foods containing sugar or starch, ground psyllium husks are a suitable binding agent for this very purpose.

The grain mixture also contains herbs that have an expectorant, antibacterial and germicidal effect and should relieve the discomfort:

  • Thyme
  • Fennel
  • Oregano
  • Basil


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