Cookies and other processed foods are not good for budgies. Cookies are not good for them, but small amounts will not hurt them. Chocolate, raisins, and nuts in cookies can also harm birds. Thus, cookies and other sugary or fatty treats should not be fed to budgies as they may cause obesity, heart disease, and other health issues. Fresh vegetables and fruits are the best foods for budgies because they are high in nutrients and vitamins. Bananas, berries, and apples are among the fruits budgies can eat, but not the seeds or pits. Carrots, lettuce, broccoli, and spinach can also be eaten raw.
Eggs—whites, shells, and yolks—can be eaten by budgies. Protein-rich eggs give birds energy, particularly during molting and nesting. Budgies should only eat eggs or egg food once or twice a week as a snack. They can also treat themselves to a small amount of lean meats like chicken or turkey, but not raw meat, which can spoil quickly and spread bacteria. Nuts provide protein and healthy fats, but they should be given sparingly due to their high fat content. A medium-sized parrot like a budgie needs only one unsalted almond or walnut per day.
It is equally important to avoid feeding budgies toxic or unhealthy foods. Birds should not eat chocolate, dairy, crackers, or other human-made snacks. Budgies should also avoid apple seeds, avocados, and high-fat and sodium foods.
To sum up, budgies can not eat cookies or other processed foods. Fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, lean meats, and unsalted nuts are good choices for them. Chocolate, avocado, and fat- and sodium-rich foods are also toxic.
I have learned what to feed my budgies and what to avoid as a budgie owner. I gave my budgies cookies and other sugary treats when I first got them. I was concerned when they became lethargic and inactive. A bird specialist advised me against feeding them such treats. Since then, I have fed them fresh fruits and vegetables, boiled eggs, and unsalted nuts. Since dehydration can be dangerous, I make sure they have clean water every day. Since I have had them for years, my budgies are healthy and active.