Budgies can eat rosemary, which is good for them. Rosemary is a healthy and safe herb for budgies. Birdsauthority.com, allaboutparrots.com, and budgiecentral.com state that budgies can eat rosemary, basil, parsley, lavender, and peppermint.
Rosemary’s antioxidants, such as rosmanol, carnosol, epirosmanol, and carnosic acid, can improve blood circulation and organ health in budgies. It also has antimicrobial properties that can prevent infections and diseases. North Carolina State University reports that feeding rosemary to budgies improves parenting.
While rosemary is safe for budgies, some plants and flowers are poisonous and can kill them. Daffodils contain the chemical lycorine, which can cause severe gastrointestinal issues and seizures in birds and other animals. Thus, you must know which plants and flowers are safe and unsafe for your budgie.
Budgies eat soft foods, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Seeds and pellets should be fed daily, while fruits, vegetables, and soft foods should be given every other day. Budgies prefer fresh organic food. Fruits like apricots, prunes, figs, mango, and papaya can be given to budgies occasionally. Due to their high fructose content, dates, sultanas, raisins, and currants should be avoided.
In conclusion, budgies can eat rosemary safely and nutritiously. It contains antioxidants that improve budgie health and parenting. Daffodils and other budgie-toxic plants and flowers should be avoided. Feeding budgies a varied diet of seeds, fruits, vegetables, and organic fresh food ensures they get all the nutrients they need. I have seen how giving my budgies a varied diet with fresh fruits and vegetables has helped them stay healthy and happy.