Budgies can consume sesame seeds in moderation. Budgies need minerals and vitamins from sesame seeds, which are nutritious. However, the seeds are high in calories and can cause obesity and other health issues if eaten in excess. Budgies should not only eat sesame seeds either.
Sesame seeds do not intoxicate budgies like apple or avocado seeds. Sesame seeds should be part of a balanced diet, not the only source of nutrition. 50% of budgies’ diets should be seeds and grains. Fruits and vegetables should make up the remaining 50%.
Although sesame seeds are high in fat, sprouting them increases their nutritional value and reduces their fat content, making them a better choice for birds. Sprouted seeds may also attract birds that will not eat fruits or vegetables.
Flax seeds can be eaten in small amounts by budgies. Moderate consumption of flaxseed, an oilseed, can cause rapid weight gain. Budgies should also avoid pearl barley and rolled oats. Instead, wheat, barley, rye, and oats—wild grasses—should be in their seed mix.
Budgies need a varied diet to meet their nutritional needs. Budgies eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, including apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, coconut, pineapple, and mango. However, they should avoid high-fat, high-sodium, and high-sugar foods like chocolate, fruit pits, and avocado.
Finally, sesame seeds are safe for budgies in moderation. Sprouting sesame seeds improves their nutritional value and lowers their fat content, even though they are high in calories and fat. Budgies need seeds, grains, vegetables, and fruits to meet their nutritional needs. Personal anecdote: As a budgie owner, I feed my birds seeds, grains, vegetables, and fruits. They like sesame seeds in moderation as part of their balanced diet. I make sure they do not eat too many seeds or high-fat foods because obesity and related health problems can be dangerous for them.