Yes, budgies can eat zucchini. It contains vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber, making it a healthy vegetable for them. A budgie’s diet should include at least 50% pellets, 5% treats, and the rest fresh vegetables, fruits, and vegetation. Zucchini can be part of that diet.
According to avian experts, zucchini is one of the few fruits with no fat and high water content, making it a good parrot food. Some parrots need at least 80% pellets in their diet. Zucchini is nutritious and safe for parrots to eat.
Besides zucchini, budgies can safely eat marrow vegetables like cucumber, butternut squash, courgette, and pumpkin, which improve digestion and heart health. Budgies can also benefit from small amounts of stem vegetables and fresh or dried herbs.
Zucchini can be chopped finely and added to birdie bread or cooked foods for budgies that do not like it. To get budgies to eat it, owners may have to hide it in their food.
Thus, zucchini is a safe and nutritious budgie food. It contains essential nutrients to improve their health. It should be part of a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, and vegetation, with treats making up only 5% of their diet.
As a budgie owner, I can say that my budgies love zucchini, especially when I chop it up and mix it with other vegetables. Mango, one of my budgies, is a picky eater and hates zucchini. As mentioned, some birds may require their owners to hide food in their meals to eat it. However, budgies should regularly be fed zucchini to ensure they get all the nutrients they need.