Budgies can eat popcorn, but in moderation. Popcorn should only be given as a treat to birds. Most birds can eat popcorn without salt, butter, or other seasonings.
Vitamins B6, E, niacin, and folate are found in popcorn, a low-calorie snack. It is also high in salt, fat, and calories, which can harm your health. Budgies can choke on kernel pieces and get sick from butter and salt. Therefore, it is best to remove all popcorn kernels before feeding budgies.
Buttered popcorn is not good for your sweet bird. Budgies should avoid butter, a high-fat dairy product with lactose. Your pet should not eat store-bought microwave popcorn because it is high in fat and sodium. Air-popped or lightly boiled popcorn is a great budgie snack.
It is also important to remember that budgies need proper nutrition to stay healthy. Therefore, feed them pellets, fresh vegetables, and fruits. Birdseed may be high in fat, so it should be eaten less.
Occasionally, budgies can eat fresh or dried herbs. Your budgie’s digestion and bowel health will benefit from these fiber-rich herbs. Pet birds also benefit from them. Budgies cannot eat sugar-free candies because they contain a toxic compound.
In conclusion, popcorn is a low-calorie, high-nutrient treat for budgies if given occasionally and without salt, butter, or other seasonings. However, it should not be a major part of their diet. It is also important to feed them a balanced diet of pellets, fresh vegetables, and fruits with less birdseed. I have found that my budgies like popcorn, but it is important to feed them a balanced diet.