Yes, budgies can eat bananas. When eaten in moderation, bananas provide budgies with vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, manganese, potassium, and dietary fiber. Banana pectin and resistant starch aid budgie digestion and nutrient absorption. You can feed budgies banana flesh, peels, chips, seeds, and leaves. Budgies prefer dried bananas because the nutrients are concentrated.
Bananas should be a treat for budgies, not a staple. Fruits should make up 20% of a budgie’s diet. Overfeeding bananas or any fruit can cause diarrhea or other digestive issues. Uneaten bananas must be removed to prevent spoilage and bacterial growth.
When feeding bananas to budgies, watch the quantity. Bananas are low in fructose, which is harmful to birds, but they are still fruit and should be given in moderation. Introduce bananas slowly to budgies that do not like them.
Bananas can be a healthy treat for budgies when served in moderation. They nourish budgies and boost energy. Like any treat, it should not be overfed and should only make up a small portion of their diet. Finally, keep the uneaten banana out of the cage to prevent bacterial growth. I treat my budgie to banana slices occasionally.