Brussels sprouts are fine for budgies. Fiber, vitamins C and K, antioxidants, and sulfur in these vegetables help maintain gut health. According to Carcinogenesis, Brussels sprouts contain kaempferol, which reduces oxidative damage by 28%. Brussels sprouts should be given to budgies in small amounts to test their reaction, and the stem should be removed because it can be sharp and harmful to their digestive system.
Budgies eat off the ground in the wild, so you can mimic this behavior by spreading pellets on a flat surface and encouraging the bird to walk through them. You can feed your budgies broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, and Brussels sprouts. Beans and lentils are high in folate, magnesium, iron, and potassium. Budgies can eat fresh and dried herbs in small amounts.
To get all the nutrients budgies need, they need a variety of foods. Budgies need seeds, pellets, and water. Commercial bird food should make up most of a budgie’s diet, but fresh foods are essential. Your bird’s age, weight, and activity level will determine the seed-pellet ratio. For energy, young birds need more seeds, while adult birds need more pellets to stay healthy.
It is important to start with a small amount of vegetables and monitor the bird’s reaction to avoid diarrhea. Budgies may dislike or have trouble digesting certain vegetables. In these cases, removing the food and trying again later or with a different vegetable is best.
As a budgie owner, I have found that my birds like fresh foods like Brussels sprouts. They are a treat for one of my budgies. To avoid digestive issues, I always remove the stem and offer them in small amounts. My budgies are healthy and active because I feed them a balanced diet of seeds, pellets, and fresh food.