I was recently contacted about doing a post on budgie snacks. What a perfect request, considering I just got two new snack items to try with my birds! Now, let me just back up a moment and say that the best snacks I would suggest for birds are birdie safe fruits and vegetables. These can be fun for your bird to explore and also offer great supplementary nutrition. Keep in mind that birds can be very finicky, so if they don’t seem to go for one option, try another (offer a new item, offer the same item in a different way, offer the item over a longer period of time, etc.). Following is a list of some acceptable fruits and veggies. You can also check out my posts on some fun ways to offer fruits/veggies here.
- apples (minus the seeds and stem)
- bananas (minus the peel)
- mandarin oranges
- bell peppers
Beyond fruits and veggies, my next suggestion for a fun birdie snack is Lafeber’s Nutri-Berries. These little round balls of birdie fun are great because they include pellets along with fun seeds and grains. Here is what they look like:
Finally, for some fun and added nutrition, you can try either of these items by Higgins. The egg food offers an additional source of protein, so I am using that to help prepare my female for breeding. And the greens…oh they smell so good! You can get these items on the internet as well as at some pet stores and bird shows.
So what are you waiting for? Create some more excitement around your bird’s snacktime by offering a variety of items and even something new from time to time. You never know when your bird will find a new favorite.