What Is The Best Food For Budgies After They Lay Eggs?

Budgies Best Food

If you own a pet bird you will know they are very fussy eaters. It can be tough to get them to eat anything, especially after they have laid eggs or are in the egg-laying stage. We often get asked what the best food is for budgies after they lay eggs. The answer to this question depends on the age of your budgie, the number of eggs they have laid and the number of eggs they have in their clutch. Egg-laying is one of the most important times in a budgie’s life and they need to be given the right care and nutrition. There are many different foods that budgies can eat during this time and we’ll look at some of them here.  

  • Fresh vegetables and fruits 

    It is extremely important to include fresh vegetables and fruits in your budgie’s diet after they have laid eggs. The vitamins, nutrients and enzymes present in fresh veggies and fruits, aid in digestion and help to prevent illness in parent budgie and chicks. Ideally, fresh veggies and fruits should make up about 40% of your budgie’s diet. Broccoli, carrot, corn, cucumber, parsley and berries are a few safe vegetables and fruits for your budgies. With a fresh variety of veggies and fruits, you can get them to eat better! 

  • Pellets  

    A formulated pellet is often the most recommended component of a budgie’s diet. Pellets are created to be a balanced and nutritionally complete food. Pellets should represent approximately 30% of a budgie’s diet post-egg-laying stage. There are many different pellet brands formulated especially for budgies. So, it is easy for you to pick up the one your budgies like the most. Since each pellet has what is considered a more balanced amount of nutrients in each piece, it makes the best diet option for your budgies.  

  • Fresh seed mix  

    The fresh seed mix is the perfect nutritional food for your budgies to keep them healthy and active. It generally contains different kinds of seeds and can make up between 10-20% of your budgie’s diet. There are different fresh seed mixes available for budgies. You can also make it at home by mixing white millets, red millets, flaxseed, cracked sunflower seeds and oat groats.  

  • Egg  

    Egg provides an extra protein boost for budgies after she has laid eggs. Preparing egg food for your budgie is easy and requires only a few ingredients. Boil an egg for 15-20 minutes. Remove the shell, grind it and finely chop it into pieces. Mix smashed eggs along with fresh vegetables, fruits, a bowl of brown rice or pellets and serve cold.  

We hope you enjoyed your read on what is the best food for budgies after they lay eggs. We know that you have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to what you can feed your budgie, and which is the best food for budgies. But by taking a look at this blog post, you can now make a better choice on what to feed your budgie after she lays eggs. We are always excited when one of our posts can provide useful information to you on a topic like this! For more questions regarding caring for your birds, do not hesitate to contact us. We are always with you and your birdie to sail through your bird care journey! 

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