Cooked or raw, budgies can eat quinoa. Before feeding your bird raw quinoa, prepare it. To sprout it, rinse it several times, soak it overnight in warm water, drain and rinse it again, and leave it in a covered container at room temperature for 12 to 16 hours or overnight.
Quinoa is a superfood that boosts bird immunity with essential flavonoids, minerals like copper, iron, zinc, iodine, manganese, and selenium, and calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is healthy due to its high fiber and omega-3 content. Budgies and other pet birds, including parrots, eat quinoa mixed with sprouts and other grains.
Adding carrots, corn, and a cinnamon stick to cooked quinoa makes it a tasty treat for your bird. Add corn, carrots, raisins, and a cinnamon stick after boiling two cups of water and simmering one cup of quinoa for ten minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick, let the quinoa cool, and serve it to your budgie in a small bowl.
Wild quinoa is coated in saponin, which is toxic to birds. However, store-bought quinoa has been processed to remove saponin, making it safe for budgies.
Because it is nutritious and easy to sprout, budgies love sprouted quinoa. To remove the natural residue that can harm budgies, you must wash it thoroughly. Quinoa, a cheap, easily sproutable seed, is a healthy addition to your bird’s diet.
My two budgies love quinoa mixed with sprouts and other grains. I soak the quinoa overnight and let it sprout for 12-16 hours. I mix it with other grains and sprouts to give my birds a healthy meal. They get excited when they see quinoa in their food bowl because it is one of their staples. I can safely say that budgies can eat quinoa as part of a balanced diet.