Hey all, I'm currently working on completely organizing my flock's diet with a day to day feeding plan so I can make sure they're getting all they need. So basically I've been reading up on the different vitamins and how they're absorbed, how often they need them, etc.
A few questions arose with Vitamins C and F. Vitamin C they usually get from fruit, but my lot don't care for it. Is there any thing else somebody uses for this? And also... sunflower seeds. (Vitamin F) I was under the impression that they were more for the larger birds. Do your budgies eat them?
Some of my budgies eat them, some don't. Mostly they get eaten when they are breeding. My birds are not big fruit eaters, the most they like is apple but only when they see the Rosella's eating it. Plenty of dark green & leafy vegetables, carrot, corn, chillies and a few days a month a multivitamin supplement in their water.
When i took Bobbi to the vets, my vet said everything they need is in a good seed such as Trill. With dandilion leaves which are very good for them, and is good to stop them getting gout which they are prone to in later years. Apple, and Broccolli for vit c. I use Avipro for minerals, and i dont think my Budgies eat enough cuttlefish for calcium. I feed that once a week.
My gang go nuts for cuttlefish, they ignore it but as soon as one goes to eat some they all pile in.
I found a mineral available in a perch form this has been excellent as they can sit on it and gnaw at it.
As for vegies, my gang are in a cage indoors and will eat anything as long as I hold it for them does anyone know somewhere that sells veg holding clips that will work on cages with the thicker bars. I have a Madera cage and the clips sold are all for thinner bars.
My lot are wary of new stuff, they wouldn't touch cellery when I offered them a short piece of it. But when I held out a thin sliver they did try it and I've now got them up to short pieces. They reguard all new food as a CAT until proven otherwise. Good job Harry is such a ditzy guts he tends to munch anything, at which point he usually gets shoved out the way for the others