Budgie Food

A question we get often on our YouTube Channel AllAboutBudgies is, “What is the best budgie food for my new pet budgie?”

The Answer!

Budgies require a variety of foods, more than just the common fortified and “complete” seed diet. Even though budgies love to consume seeds, it shouldn’t be their only source of food. Budgies can also benefit from being fed fruits, veggies, and pellets added on to their diet. Thus making it a without a doubt complete fortified diet. Lets start with the seeds.

The seed mix that we feed our budgies contains:
  • Canary Grass Seed
  • Oats and Groats
  • Flax Seed
  • Pellets
  • Niger
  • Rape Seed
  • Millet
  • Red Millet

It is very important that you do not only feed seeds to your budgies, but provide them with fresh foods. In the wild, budgies also forage for grass and vegetation. There are astounding nutritional benefits and health benefits when you combine your budgies seed diet with fruits and vegetables. We recommend organically grown fruits and vegetables.

budgie seed mix

The most beneficial fruits and veggies are:
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Strawberries

Note: Always make sure that you thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables with clean lukewarm water. This will aide in washing away the insecticides and pesticides that are commonly used by growers.

Tip: Grated carrots work best. Especially if its the first time introducing your budgies to carrots. Also, when feeding grapes and cherries make sure that there are no seeds in them as they may be harmful if your budgies were to consume the seeds.

  • Boiled Eggs
  • Sprouts
  • Egg Food
  • Cuttlebone

There are foods that can be extremely toxic for your budgies. Foods that should never be fed to your budgies are:

  • Avocado
  • Onions
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate
  • Salt
  • Dairy (Milk)
Always try your best to feed quality budgie food to your pet budgie.