Budgies can consume eggshells. Budgies can eat eggshells for calcium. It is important to note that eggshells should not be their main diet. To avoid side effects, feed eggshells to your budgies for two months a year. Before using, sterilize and dry eggshells in the oven for at least 10 minutes. Budgies prefer eggshell powder in their food.
Eggshells can be harmful to budgies. Feeding budgies eggshells can cause choking. If not prepared properly, eggshells can cut your budgie’s mouth, throat, or digestive system. Crush eggshells into small pieces for the budgie. Salmonella, commonly found in eggs, is another risk. Therefore, eggshells should be cleaned properly to remove contaminants.
Budgies can also eat boiled eggs. They can eat the egg’s shell, yolk, and albumen. To make a hard-boiled egg easier for your budgie to eat, crush the shell with a fork. Protein-rich eggs and egg food give your birds energy, especially when molting and nesting. Budgies should only eat eggs or egg food once or twice a week as a snack.
Budgies can eat fruits, vegetables, and insects in addition to eggshells and eggs. In the wild, they mostly eat seeds. Therefore, they need a well-balanced diet with a variety of foods to get all the nutrients they need. Seeds should make up 70% of a budgie’s diet, while fruits, vegetables, and other foods should make up 30%.
In conclusion, budgies can eat eggshells, which provide calcium. It should not be their main diet, though. The best way to feed budgies eggshells is to powder them and add them to their food. To avoid choking, sterilize and dry eggshells before use and crush them. Budgies can also eat protein-rich boiled eggs. Budgies should only eat eggs or egg food once or twice a week as a snack. To get all the nutrients they need, they need a well-balanced diet of seeds, fruits, vegetables, and other foods.