I am so excited because I recently received some stainless steel skewers I ordered for my birds.
These things are AWESOME!
They can be used to skewer different fruits and vegetables so that they may be hung in the cage and enjoyed by birds as they get in the mood to snack. Since it’s very important to include fresh foods in birds’ diets, this is a great addition to any birdie lovin’ household.
As far as what can be placed on the skewers, the possibilities are endless. You can add a big chunk of one type of fruit (like papaya) or cut fruit into smaller chunks and make a fun, colorful kabob (apples, pears and bananas are a fun combination).
Just make sure to remove seeds from the offerings, as these can be very bad for budgies! Here is Soma, enjoying his first kabob!
Make sure the food on the skewers stays fresh in the cage. Once it gets brown, wilty, gooey and/or yucky, you’ll want to toss the fruits/veggies in the trash (or better yet, the compost pile…your flowers will thank you). It’s also important to clean skewers properly in between uses to keep things santitary!
If food becomes boring, you can also try adding some toys or things for your budgies to play with. Paper, wood and other things can make great toy components, as long as they are safely used!
It’s so important to give our birds a variety of things to keep them healthy and entertained. Skewers can be a large part of this…how creative can you get with them?