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  1. #1 What fruit & veg do you give to your budgies 
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    Hi everyone,

    was just wondering what fruit & veg you give to your budgies and also what is safe for them to eat?

    I've started giving my budgie Rocky lettice & carrot and he loves that. I've tried apple but he doesn't seem to like that.

    Thanks,

    Tammy

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    Mine only eat veg, won't touch fruit not even a nibble of apple.

    They like

    sweet corn (on the cob or frozen kernels thawed out)
    sometimes grated carrot but the hens prefer to have a whole peeled carrot securely fastened up somewhere to vandalise
    spinach
    baby pak choi
    sprigs of fresh eucalyptus leaves
    green carrot tops (seasonal)
    anything green
    a casserole dish of water with spinach leaves or other green edible leaves - sometimes tempts one of them to bathe.

    I can't remember where I saw a list of 'edible' and 'non edible' for budgies but I do recall avocado is a NONO.
    Love is a carrot-faced budgie
    Fran (old lady with Vertigo)

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    Mine also won't try fruit, but he's already crazy about lettuce, broccoli and carrot though.

    I guess he'll eat more, he's only one day with me.

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    Just been reading the threads and realised the list of edibles for budgies I was visualising was the one on our Barrie's site - hope you don't mind if I post it Barrie -

    http://www.officialbarrieshuttbudger...ookerybook.htm
    Love is a carrot-faced budgie
    Fran (old lady with Vertigo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    Just been reading the threads and realised the list of edibles for budgies I was visualising was the one on our Barrie's site - hope you don't mind if I post it Barrie -

    http://www.officialbarrieshuttbudger...ookerybook.htm
    Of course i don't mind Lupin

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    I've done the same but Barrie's will be comprehensive www.lmc1budgies.co.uk
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    My budgies are being extremely stubborn lol. So far I have tried them with carrot, celery, peas, sweetcorn, cauliflower, kiwi, grapes, brussel sprouts, and today raspberries. The only things they'll eat are grapes which two of them love (out of four) and brussel's which they nibble at. Sooo stubborn lol.

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    Try grating some carrot, adding sweetcorn and some dry porridge oats and a very small amount of garlic and they may change there minds
    Joe Hands
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    Just like children - don't know what's good for them

    I try concoctions of dried eggfood with grated veg but they won't go near the dish unless I sprinkle sweet corn kernels on top Bit like my kids when they were little, wouldn't eat their cereal without a sprinkle of sugar.
    Love is a carrot-faced budgie
    Fran (old lady with Vertigo)

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    Thanks Joe, I have bookmarked your site too.

    I am a porridge eater but use medium oatmeal instead of porridge oats - is it any use using the dry oatmeal in a 'concoction'?
    Love is a carrot-faced budgie
    Fran (old lady with Vertigo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    Thanks Joe, I have bookmarked your site too.

    I am a porridge eater but use medium oatmeal instead of porridge oats - is it any use using the dry oatmeal in a 'concoction'?
    There not much different I would just avoid using too much but it won't be a lot when offset with carrot and sweetcorn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe H View Post
    There not much different I would just avoid using too much but it won't be a lot when offset with carrot and sweetcorn
    Here is a picture to give you a better idea

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    Lovely Joe - thanks for that

    I'll make their breakfast tomorrow when I make mine.
    Love is a carrot-faced budgie
    Fran (old lady with Vertigo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    Lovely Joe - thanks for that

    I'll make their breakfast tomorrow when I make mine.
    Excellent Fran just remember to pick up the correct breakfast for yourself ha
    Joe Hands
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs_T View Post
    Hi everyone,

    was just wondering what fruit & veg you give to your budgies and also what is safe for them to eat?

    I've started giving my budgie Rocky lettice & carrot and he loves that. I've tried apple but he doesn't seem to like that.

    Thanks,

    Tammy
    carrot, spinach, brocolli, my birds are not fond of fruit.

    www.rayfox4.tripod,com

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