Parakeet Care

Parakeet Food

Read on for health requirements for parakeets, list of foods *not* to give parakeets, parakeet food recipes, and recommended seed mixes, cooked mixes, pellets, and more...
Although wild Budgerigars eat grass seeds almost exclusively, avian veterinarians recommend captive birds' diets be supplemented with foods such as organic fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouted seeds, pasta, whole grain bread and other healthy human foods, as well as pellets formulated for small parrots. Adding these foods provides additional nutrients and can prevent obesity and lipomas, as can substituting millet, which is relatively low in fat, for seeds mixes. Budgerigars do not always adapt readily to dietary additions, however. The key is patience and persistence. At first, they may be wary of new foods, but after a few weeks they may come around. Try giving an organic carrot with sopping wet carrot top greens or wet kale in a shallow bowl, and as they bathe they will nibble on the greens. Also try weaving greens through the bars of the cage for shredding. Chocolate and avocado are recognized as potential toxins. - Wikipedia
Parakeet Food Recipes
Free Parakeet Food Recipes Cookbook - Hundreds of heathy simple recipes for yummy food you can make for your parakeets at home!

Recommended Parakeet Food:

Tip!

PARAKEET TIP!

tip to get your parakeet to eat pellets:
soak in water/fruit juice and mix with seeds/veggies)

♥ (scroll down to see ingredients list for each) ♥

☹ Do not give to parakeets ☹

alcohol, apple seeds, apricot seeds, avocado pits, avocados, bean plant leaves, canned veggies, cherrie seeds, chocolate, coffee, eggplant, gravel, grit, non-organic fruits & veggies, peach seeds, peanuts, pear seeds, plum seeds, potato leaves, rhubarb, tea, tobacco, tomato leaves

♥ Ingredients of the Parakeet Foods We Recommend ♥

Dr. Harvey's Our Best Parakeet Blend - Natural Food for Parakeets - Ingredients

White Millet, Canola Seed, Niger Seed, Canary Grass Seed, Oat Groats, Red Millet, Apple, Coconut, Carrot, Mango Dices, Hemp Seed, Sesame Seed, Flaxseed, Anise Seed, Poppy Seed, Caraway Seed, Banana, Orange Peel, Macadamia Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Filbert, Cashews, Almonds, Pine Nuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Pistachios, Soybeans, Broccoli, Zucchini, Green Beans, Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Freeze-Dried Peas, Spinach, Celery, Parsley
Guaranteed Analysis: Contains minimum 15 percent crude protein, minimum 13 percent crude fat, maximum 7 percent crude fiber, maximum 8 percent moisture.

Harrison's Adult Lifetime Fine Pellets - Ingredients

*Corn, *Hull-less Barley, *Hulled Gray Millet, *Toasted Soybeans, *Peas, *Lentils, *Peanut Kernels, *Sunflower Kernels, *Toasted Oat Groats, *Alfalfa, *Brown Rice, *Chia, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, Mixed Tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), Sea Kelp, Salt *Algae Meal, Vitamin/Mineral Supplement (Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate and *Sunflower Oil)
*Certified Organic Ingredient
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein (min.) 14%, crude fat (min.) 6%, crude fiber (max.) 4.5%, moisture (max.) 10%.

Harrison's Adult Lifetime Super Fine Pellets - Ingredients

*Corn, *Hull-less Barley, *Hulled Gray Millet, *Toasted Soybeans, *Peas, *Lentils, *Peanut Kernels, *Sunflower Kernels, *Toasted Oat Groats, *Alfalfa, *Brown Rice, *Chia, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, Mixed Tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), Sea Kelp, Salt *Algae Meal, Vitamin/Mineral Supplement (Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate and *Sunflower Oil)
*Certified Organic Ingredient
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein (min.) 14%, crude fat (min.) 6%, crude fiber (max.) 4.5%, moisture (max.) 10%.

Harrison's Adult Lifetime Mash Pellets - Ingredients

*Hulled Gray Millet, *Toasted Buckwheat, *Toasted Soybeans, *Sesame Seeds, *Chia, *Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, Monocalcium Phosphate, *Sea Kelp, Mixed Tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), Salt, *Anise Seed, *Algae Meal, Vitamin/Mineral Supplement (Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate and *Sunflower Oil)
*Certified Organic Ingredient
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein (min.) 17%, crude fat (min.) 6.5%, crude fiber (max) 8%, moisture (max.) 10%

RoudyBush Crumbles Pellets - Ingredients

Ingredients: Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Soy Meal, Soy Oil, Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, DL-Methionine, L-Arginine, Niacin, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Silicon Dioxide (anti-caking aid), Rapeseed Oil, Citric Acid (preservative), Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Yucca schidigera Extract, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Dried Yeast, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Zinc Oxide, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K), Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamine D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin (source of Vitamin B12), Sodium Selenite, Propionic Acid (preservative), Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid and Natural Apple Flavoring
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min) 11.0%, Crude Fat (Min) 6.0%, Crude Fiber (Max) 3.5%, Moisture (Max) 12.0%

Totally Organic Pellets - Ingredients

Ingredients: Organic hulled millet, ecologically sustainable alfalfa, organic barley, ecologically sustainable rice, organic sunflower seed hulled, organic sesame seeds unhulled, organic quinoa whole, organic buckwheat hulled, organic dandelion leaf powder, organic carrot powder, organic spinach leaf powder, organic purple dulse, kelp, organic rose hips powder, organic rose hips crushed, organic orange peel powder, organic lemon peel powder, organic rosemary whole leaf, organic cayenne ground, organic crushed red chili peppers, organic nettle leaf.
Guaranteed Analysis: Protein min 13%, Crude Fiber min 12%, Fat min 7%.