Budgie Love Fruit and Veg

Budgerigars are one of the most popular birds in the world. They were first brought into Europe during the 1840’s, and by the end of century they were bred at an enormous scale.


The Budgerigar is also known as the “common pet parakeet” or “shell parakeet” and informally nicknamed the “budgie” (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). It’s a small bird that makes up for its size by being the champion chatterboxes of the avian world (some birds can build up their vocabulary by 500 words or more). Male and female birds can both sing and mimic words, but it is most perfect in the male bird. This is quite incredible for such a small bird.

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Fruit for Budgies

As part of a healthy diet, fresh fruit and vegetables should always be on the menu as these are loved by budgies. Just like us, budgies like a variety of food to eat, and there are plenty of fruits and vegetables to choose from! Here are some ideas that your budgie might like to try...

Nontoxic fruits such as:

Apples, bananas, a variety of berries, grapes, kiwi, mango, melons, nectarine, papaya, peach, pears, plum, variety of citrus, raspberries, strawberries and even tomatoes can be given.

Fruit brings a little bit of fun into a budgie's life as they like to play with their food!

Vegetables for Budgies

Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, fresh beans, lettuce, fresh peas, parsnips, a variety of peppers, sweet potatoes, turnips, yams and a variety of squash.

Before preparing any food they should be washed first.

Cooking fruit and vegetables can take away vital nutrients, so it is best to feed them raw.

Find a way in which your budgie would like the food to be served – chopped-shredded-sliced-pureed or it can be given whole.

Raw cut vegetables should not be left more than 2-3 hours, as they can go off very quickly. If some have not been eaten they should be removed.

Seeds & Mixes
As part of a staple diet, Haiths offer a number of budgie mixes containing canary seed and millets, in different proportions - all of them have been used successfully for a number of years.

In addition to the staple diet, some of Haith’s Budgie Tonic Seed should be available daily.

Cleanliness and the correct feeding are essential for keeping Budgies in perfect condition and Haiths pride themselves to the highest standards available to ensure our customers receive the best quality and service that we can give.

A healthy BUDGIE is a HAPPY one!

Written by Tina Jakes

  • BRAVO! Budgie Seed™

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    Bravo Budgie seed, popular with bird breeders contains plain canary and millet seed.
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    Tip Top Budgie Seed with Haith's Budgie Tonic: a hassle-free choice for new budgie owners seeking a nutritious seed diet.
  • UK Budgerigar Club (UKBC) Genesis Mix

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    Genesis Mix is made up from a variety of super-clean seeds to help keep your bird in good health.
  • Aviary Mix

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    Haith's colourful Aviary Mix, a complete blend specially selected for the nutritional needs of finches, canaries, budgerigars and British birds.