Eucalyptus leaves and branches are a healthy chewing material for parakeets, or budgies. Eucalyptus leaves and bark also protect budgies from infectious diseases. However, excessive amounts of eucalyptus leaves can be harmful. It is important to monitor your budgie’s eucalyptus leaf consumption because large amounts can be toxic. Before feeding the leaves to your pet, check for pesticides and other chemicals.
Budgie owners should know which plants are safe for birds in general, including eucalyptus leaves. Few studies have examined plant toxicity and birds. Unsupervised birds can easily find harmful plants around the house and garden. To avoid their pet birds eating toxic plants, owners should be cautious and make sure the plants they bring into their homes are safe.
Eucalyptus leaves are healthy chewing material and a natural antibiotic for budgies. Eucalyptus wood is abrasive enough to sharpen their beaks and entertain them. Budgies can eat even the leaves. After eating the leaves, the bird rubs the oil on its feathers, giving them a healthy shine. Eucalyptus leaves are also great for getting rid of mites in the nest box without using pet store sprays.
Budgies can eat alfalfa, aloe vera, dill, sage, lemon balm, grass grains, and native Australian plants like acacia or tea trees, as well as eucalyptus leaves. Like eucalyptus leaves, these plants should be given in moderation to avoid side effects.
The plants owners give their budgies should be from nurseries and pesticide-free. Budgies can also enjoy many house plants, including African violets and spider plants. To ensure that the plants you offer your pet bird are safe, check a parrot or parakeet society’s bird-friendly houseplant list.
I can confirm that budgies can eat eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus branches keep my budgies’ beaks in good shape. They bathe in the wet leaves and preen to keep their feathers healthy. To avoid harming my budgies, I only give them pesticide-free eucalyptus leaves in moderation. Eucalyptus leaves are a great addition to a budgie’s diet, but owners should be cautious and monitor their pets’ consumption.