Budgie Food

Recommended Budgie Food

Recommended Budgie Seed Mixes

Dr Harvey's Best Parakeet Food

Dr Harvey's Best Parakeet Food

Our Best Parakeet Food is a wonderful blend of nuts, fruits, seeds, vegetables, herbs and bee pollen made specifically for parakeets. This blend is so plentiful in vitamins and minerals and the appropriate amount of protein, that it takes the guesswork out of feeding your parakeet.

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Goldenfeast Bird Food

All natural bird seed, fruits and nut blend. Human-grade quality ingredients that you can actually pronounce. Freshest, most delicious-smelling bird food available.

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Recommended Budgie Pellets

Be sure to get the smallest size - for budgies (crumbles, mash). Pellets are taken best when soaked in sugar-free fruit juice and bleneded into a mash with their favorite seeds and fruits & veggies. Budgies will rarely eat from a bowl of plain dry pellets.


Roudybush Bird Food

Specially steam-pelleted food designed to retain beneficial nutrients while eliminating harmful bacteria. Give your birds the nutrition they need with no artificial colors or flavors and no animal by-products.

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Harrison's Bird Food

Harrison's Bird Food

Harrison's Bird Foods is a family of certified organic, formulated diets that were created by avian veterinarians and top avian nutritionists with the health of your bird in mind.

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Totally Organic Pellets

Totally Organic Pellets Bird Food

100% Certified Organic Ingredients: Rice, hulled millet, barley, alfalfa leaf, sunflower seed hulled, sesame seeds unhulled, quinoa whole, buckwheat hulled, dandelion leaf powder, carrot powder, spinach leaf powder, purple dulse, kelp, rose hips powder, rose hips crushed, orange peel powder, lemon peel powder, rosemary whole leaf, cayenne ground, crushed red chili peppers, nettle leaf. No artificial anything. No sucrose/sugar added.

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Recommended Budgie Packaged Cooked Food

Higgins Worldly Cuisine

Higgins Bird Food

The eight exotic cuisines contain wholesome ingredients like sea kelp, organic couscous, basmati rice, papaya, apples, cranberries, lentils, dates, tomatoes, anise, ginger, organic quinoa and more!

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Budgie food health requirements for budgies, list of foods *not* to give budgies, budgie food recipes, and recommended seed mixes, cooked mixes, pellets...

How to Get your Budgie to Try New Foods

Budgie Food : 6 budgies eating from veggie mush from a plate

Make a Bird Mix

Patience and persistance is key in trying to get your budgie to try new foods. It may take a few weeks for them to figure out that the new weird thing isn't going to eat them. A great way to get them to try new foods is to give them a "mix" every day - filled with fruits & veggies & pasta & seeds & pellets soaked in fruit juice, all chopped up fine. A mix will always look pretty much the same so you can pop new & interesting foods in there & the budgies won't be scared of it.

Budgie Food : budgies eating carrot tops

Make Food a Fun Toy

Another trick - for leafy greens & such, is to make them seem like a toy - make them fun - weave the leaves through the bars of their cage, or hand them down over perches. Put leafy greens in a shallow bowl filled with clean water. As they bathe, they will nibble on the greens. Soon, they will get super excited when you bring leafy greens into the room. My guys favorites are dandelion greens, carrot tops & kale.

Health Requirements

  • fresh organic fruit
  • fresh organic veggies
  • sprouted seeds
  • seeds
  • whole grain pasta and breads
  • pellets (crumbles, or crushed and soaked in a mix)
Budgie Food : budgies eating carrots

These Foods are Good for Budgies

  • acorn squash
  • alfalfa
  • almond butter
  • almonds
  • anasazi beans
  • apple blossoms
  • apple juice
  • apples
  • applesauce
  • apricots
  • baby food
  • Bag O' Bugs
  • bananas
  • barley
  • barley grass
  • beans
  • bee pollen
  • bell peppers
  • black beans
  • blackberries
  • black-eyed peas
  • blueberries
  • bok choi tops
  • bran
  • brazil nuts
  • bread
  • broccoli
  • brown rice
  • brussel sprouts
  • buckwheat
  • butternut squash
  • cantaloupes
  • cardamom
  • carrot
  • carrots
  • cashew butter
  • cashews
  • cauliflower
  • cayenne pepper
  • celery
  • cereal
  • chard
  • cherries
  • chick peas
  • chillis
  • cinnamon
  • clementines
  • coconuts
  • collard greens
  • corn
  • cornmeal
  • cottage cheese (give dairy only occassionally, in small amounts)
  • couscous
  • cracked corn
  • cranberries
  • cumin seeds
  • currants
  • curry
  • cuttlebone
  • dandelion greens
  • dates
  • eggs
  • Eight Grain Cereal
  • english muffins
  • fava beans
  • figs
  • flax seeds
  • fortified cereals
  • fruit
  • fruit juice
  • garbanzo beans
  • ginger (ok in small amounts)
  • grapefruits
  • grapes
  • green beans
  • green chilies
  • green lentils
  • green peas
  • green peppers
  • grits
  • guavas
  • hazelnuts
  • honey
  • hot chili peppers
  • hulled barley
  • hummus (non-garlic)
  • jalapeno peppers
  • kale
  • kamut
  • kelp
  • kiwis
  • leafy greens
  • lemons
  • lentil sprouts
  • lentils
  • lime juice
  • limes
  • long grain brown rice
  • macadamia nuts
  • macaroni
  • mangos
  • mealworms
  • millet
  • mint
  • mixed nuts (no peanuts)
  • mulberries
  • multi-grain bagels
  • mung beans
  • navy beans
  • nuts
  • oat bran
  • oatmeal
  • oats
  • orange juice
  • oranges
  • oregano
  • palm oil
  • papayas
  • paprika
  • parmesan cheese (give dairy only occassionally, in small amounts)
  • parsley
  • pasta
  • peaches
  • peanut butter
  • pears
  • peas
  • pecans
  • pellets
  • peppers
  • pine nuts
  • pineapple juice
  • pineapples
  • pinto beans
  • pistachios
  • plums
  • pomegranates
  • popcorn
  • poppy seeds
  • prunes
  • pumpkin seeds
  • pumpkins
  • quinoa
  • raisin bran
  • raisins
  • raspberries
  • red beans
  • red pepper flakes
  • red peppers
  • red tomatoes
  • rice
  • rice cakes
  • roasted red peppers
  • romaine
  • rosemary
  • rye berries
  • sage
  • sesame seeds
  • spaghetti
  • spirulina
  • sprouts
  • squash
  • star fruits
  • strawberries
  • sunflower seeds
  • sweet bell peppers
  • sweet peas
  • sweet potatoes
  • tahini
  • tangerines
  • textured vegetable protein
  • thyme
  • tortellini
  • tortillas
  • violets
  • walnuts
  • wheat berries
  • wheat germ
  • wheatgrass
  • whole bran cereal
  • whole grain cornmeal
  • whole wheat flour
  • whole-grain bagels
  • wild rice
  • winter squash
  • yams
  • yogurt
  • zucchini
Budgie Food : male budgie eating carrot tops

DO NOT give these foods to your budgies

  • alcohol
  • apple seeds
  • apricot seeds
  • avocado pits
  • avocados
  • bean plant leaves
  • caffeine
  • canned veggies
  • cherrie seeds
  • chocolate
  • cocoa
  • coffee
  • eggplant
  • fruit pits
  • fruit seeds
  • mushrooms
  • non-organic fruits & veggies
  • nutmeg
  • onions
  • peach seeds
  • peanuts
  • pear seeds
  • plum seeds
  • potato leaves
  • raw dry beans
  • rhubarb
  • salt
  • sugar
  • tea
  • tomato leaves
  • tomato stems
  • tomato vines

    Also Avoid:

  • aerosols
  • air fresheners
  • brass
  • cage bedding
  • cage litter
  • candles
  • cleaners
  • febreeze
  • glass beads
  • grit/gravel
  • halogens
  • lead
  • mite protectors
  • pens
  • perfume
  • potpourri
  • sand perches
  • scented tissues
  • teflon/non-stick cookware
  • tobacco

My Budgie's Favorite Recipe

Budgie Food : female budgie eating kale & carrot tops

My Budgie's Favorite Recipe : Ingredients

  • 1. oat groats
  • 2. A budgie seed mix whose first couple ingredients DO NOT include millet or oat groats (Dr Harvey's Best Parakeet Seed or canary mix)
  • 3. winterberry
  • 4. quinoa
  • 5. egg food
  • 6. kamut
  • 7. peas
  • 8. corn
  • 9. pellets
  • 10. zucchini
  • 11. broccoli
  • 12. red pepper flakes (if baby food is veggies)
  • 13. cinnamon (if baby food is fruit)
  • 14. blueberries
  • 15. soy beans
  • 16. rye
  • 17. spelt
  • 18. flax seeds
  • 19. Organic sugarfree baby food: veggies or fruit

My Budgie's Favorite Recipe : Directions

You can get the grains cheap in bulk at a store like WholeFoods. Put pellets in a bowl and add enough water to cover. Microwave for 20 seconds until mush. Add other ingredients in casserole dish. Stir well and serve. Make sure food has cooled appropriately. We make up a casserole dish of budgie mix a couple times a week and store it in the fridge.

My Budgie's Favorite Treat: Super Coconut Bowls

Budgie Food Recipes

My Budgie's Favorite Treat : Ingredients

  • 1 whole coconut
  • 1 jar of mango baby food
  • ½ cup whole oat groats
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 6 two-inch long pieces of carrot greens

My Budgie's Favorite Treat : Directions

Cut coconut in half and remove milk. In mixing bowl, combine baby food, oat groats, blueberries, and quinoa. Stir well, but not vigorously, the blueberries should remain whole. Fill coconut halves with mix. Top each half with 3 pieces of carrot greens. Serve fresh. Feeds a small flock.

Free Budgie Food Recipes Cookbook

Hundreds of heathy simple recipes for yummy food you can make for your budgies at home!

Budgie Bean Recipes

15 Bean Soup
7 Bean Soup
Bean Mix
Bean, Rice and Veggie Mix
Beans and Rice
Bird Mash
Fifteen Bean Soup
Hot n Spicy Bird Chili
Rice Bean Delight
Veggie Beans

Budgie Birdy Bread Recipes

Apricot Nut Bread
Banana Nut Bread
Basic Birdie Bread
Bird Nut Bread
Bird Bread
Sweet Potato Bird Bread
Bird Bread Treat
Birdie Bars
Fruity Birdie Bread
Birds Bread
Banana Pumpkin Birdie Bread
Birdie Veggie Bread
Fruit-n-Veggie Birdie Bread
Fresh Fruit Birdie Bread
Peanut Butter Banana Birdie Bread
Birdie Corn Bread Squares
Birdy Cornbread
Breakfast Bread
Cornmeal Fantasy
Early Bird Bread
Easy Bake
Easy Bird Bread
Easy Cornbread
Eight Grain Corn Bread
Birdie Gingerbread
High Protein Bread
High Protein Corn Bread
Jiffy Bake Bread
Krazy Kornbread Treats
Mama's Cornbread Original Recipe
Mama's Easy Bird Bread
Maple Berry Bread
Maple Pecan Cornbread
Mexican Veggie Corn Muffins
Nutri-Berry Birdie Bread
Nutty Birdy Bread
Parrot Bread
Peanut butter Honey Bake
Pineapple Carrot Bread
Pumpkin Bread
Quick Bird Bread
Southern Cornbread
Sweet Potato French Toast for Parrots
Sweet Potatoe Polenta
Vegetable Bird Bread
Veggie Bread
Veggie Health Bread
Whole Wheat French Toast for Birds
Yogurt Bread
Zoo Bread

Budgie Breakfast Recipes

Birdie cereal
Birdie Omelet
Birdie Pancakes
Birdie Quiche
Birdie Waffles
Breakfast Cereal
Budgie French Toast
Carrot Egg Food
Cinnamon Toast
Easy Egg food
Egg and Biscuit
Eight Grain Cereal
Griddle Cakes
High Protein Egg Food
Mash, It's What's For Breakfast
Oatmeal Balls
Pancake Breakfast
Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Quick Breakfast
Scrambled Egg
Scrambled Eggs and Vegetables
Sweet Potato French Toast
Veggie Pancakes
Zucchini Pancakes

Budgie Cake Recipes

Birdie Birthday Cake
Birthday Cake for Birds
Blueberry Birdie Cupcakes
Budgie Cupcakes
Fruit Birthday Cake
Budgie Fruitcake
Homemade AviCakes
Cheerio Crunch
Mini Minute Birdie Cake
Minute Birdie Cakes
Potato Millet Cake
Sweet Potato Cakes
Veggie Cupcakes

Almond Cookies
Applesauce Cookie Bars
Cookie Delight
Crunchy Cookie
Fruit Cookies
Fruity Cookies
Mash Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies
Parrot Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Veggie Cookies

Budgie Dinner Recipes

Lake's Budgies Favorite Food of All Time
A Different Bird Food
Bird Sandwich
Birdie Lunch
Birdie Pot Pie
Birdy Thanksgiving Dinner
Budgie Coconut Mash
Carbo Munchie Delight
Easiest Bird Food
Hollywood Dinner
I Yam What I Yam
Mashed Potatoes
Parrot Stew
Protein Food
Soft Food Mix
Sweet Potato Soup
Ultimate Birdie Surprise!

Budgie Egg Food Recipes

Birdie French Toast
Birdy Quiche
Egg Food
Green Eggs and Ham
Microwave Omelets
Quiche for Budgies
QuickEgg Treats
Sweet Eggs
Toast and Eggs
Vegetable Egg Treat

Budgie Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

Aerielle's Birdie Frooty Fruit Salad
Apple Delight
Baked Carrot and Apple Casserole
Bean, Rice and Veggie Mix
Birdie Goulash
Birdie Juice
Birdie Salad
Spicy Birdie Salad
Birdie Soup
Birdie Veggie Pita
Birdy Brunch
Birdy Pot Pie
Brown Rice and Veggies
Carrot and Apple Bake
Carrot Salad
Celery Crunch
Cranapple Cookies
Cranberry Apple Drops
Dried Apples
Frooty Fruit Salad
Frozen Fruit Surprise
Fruit Ambrosia for Birds
Fruit and Nut Bar
Fruit and Nut Cake for Birds
Fruit and Veggie Popsicles
Fruit and Veggies Sauce
Fruit Smoothies
Fruit Sorbet
Fruit Toast
Fruity Cupcakes
Fruity Ice
Fruity Ice Smoothie
Fruity Summer Treat
Grains, Pasta, and Veggie Mix
Hawaiian Sweet Potato Polenta
Honey Fruit Treats
Juicy Fruit
Papaya Crunch
Parrot Stew
Peanut Apple Bombs
Spinach Salad
Strawberry Ice Cream
Sweet Potato Puffs
Tango Mango Fruit
Tropical Fruit Dish
Veggie and Egg Mix
Veggie Couscous
Veggie Macaroni
Warm Veggie Food

Budgie Hand-Feeding Recipes

Apricot Pellet Baby Mix
Baby Bird Formula
Budgie Formula Mix
Hand-Feeding Forumla
Nestling/Rearing Food
Budgie Oatmeal Mix
Veggie Peanut Butter Forumla

Budgie Muffin Recipes

Apple Cheese Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Apple Nut Muffin
Banana Muffins
Banana Nut Muffins
Berry Nut Muffins
Blueberry Apple Muffins
Blueberry Millet-Seed Muffins
Bran Apple Muffins
Carrot Cheese Muffins
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Ginger Apple Muffins
Kale Muffins
Peanut Butter Muffins
Pineapple Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins
Spinach Fruit Muffins
Spinach Muffins
Squash Nut Muffins
Sweet Potato Apple Muffins
Budgie Sweet Potato Muffins
Vegetable Rice Muffins
Veggie Muffins

Budgie Pasta and Rice Recipes

Apple Rice Suprise
Bird Shells
Birdie Risotto
Birdy Brunch
Cheese Veggie Pasta
Cheesy Pasta Surprise
Classic Rice/Corn/Beans for Birds
Frozen Pasta, Corn and Crushed Red Pepper
Millet and Rice
Pasta Bean Couscous
Pasta Omelet
Pasta Pellet Surprise
Pasta With Birdie Sauce
Peanut Butter Rice
Peeper Salad
Rice and Egg
Rice and Veggies
Rice Surprise
Rice-Fruit Balls
Birdie Spaghetti
Sweet Rice Mash
Vegetable Salsa
Veggie Macaroni
Veggie Rice

Budgie Pizza Recipes

Best Birdie Pizza
Birdie Pizza
Parrot Pizza
Peanut Butter Parrot Pizza
Parrotty Pizza
Pizza for Birds
Popcorn Pizza
Special Pizza

Budgie Pudding and Custard Recipes

Birdie Frozen Yogurt
Pumpkin Custard
Razzle Dazzle Grain Pudding
Sunshine Surprise Jello
Tropical Rice Pudding
Vanilla Custard for Birds

Budgie Seed Mix Recipes

Apple Veggie Seed Mix
Germinated Seed
Millet Sprouts
Parakeet Mix
Small Hookbill Mix

Budgie Treat Recipes

Almond Treats
Bird Candy
Birdie Biscotti
Polly Wanna Cracker
Birdie Cubes
Birdie Popcorn
Birdie Treats
Cuttlebone treat!
Edible Car
Fun bird treat!
Gold Nuggets
Green Popcorn
Hanging Seed Surprise
Hanging Treat
Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts
Healthy Seed Bells
Homemade Bird Treats
Honey Creations
Honey Pellet Quick Treat
Honey Seed Treats for Birds
Magic Pellets
Millet-Peanut Butter Balls
Oatmeal Crumble
Oatmeal Raisin Ballss
Parakeet Treat
Peanut Butter Bagel Crunch
Peanut butter Balls
Peanut Butter Bites
Peanut butter Cheerios
Pine Cones
Pinecone Treats
Seed Sticks
Sweet and Crunchy
Sweet Potato Balls
Sweet Potato Surprise
Sweet Treats
Treat Sticks
Walnut Raisin Balls
Yummy Birdie Popcorn
Budgie Training
Budgie Training
Includes how to teach your budgie to talk, how to tame a budgie, teach your budgie to step up, teach your budgie tricks and games and more...
Budgie Cages
Budgie Cage Factsheet
Includes budgie cage requirements, what to avoid, cleaning and safety tips, recommended budgie cages, and more...
Budgie Toys
Budgie Toy Factsheet
Includes budgie toy safety tips, what toys budgies love the best, recommended budgie toys, and more...
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Budgie Pictures
Big beautiful photos of budgies!
Budgie Health
Budgie Health
Includes signs of a healthy budgie, tips to ensure a healthy budgie, what to do in case of an emergency, budgie signs of illness, how to remove a broken blood feather, how to assemble a budgie emergency first aid kit, and more...