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13-10-2014, 12:04 PM
Help with budgie food?
A couple of hours ago, a cute little budgie landed on our balcony. We took it in and put it in a cage to keep it until tomorrow when we'll go to the nearest pet shop and ask if anyone has been looking for it.

The thing is, I have zero experience in birds and the only place we could get food from was the super market. Now, I read a bit about budgies and parrots in general and I found out they can get zinc poisoning. The food we bought says that it is for small parrots but it also says that it contains zinc.

I can't find an answer about it on Google so I'm hoping someone here will know something about it.

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13-10-2014, 12:10 PM (This post was last modified: 13-10-2014 12:20 PM by Anjele.)
RE: Help with budgie food?
If you bought budgie food from the store, it should be fine. If you bought parrot food you may have to sort out the smaller bits.

I have two parrots, one medium sized and one about the size of a budgie. I get parrot food and give the larger bits to the bigger parrot and so on. I just checked the bag and there is zinc oxide listed as an ingredient.

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13-10-2014, 12:19 PM
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(13-10-2014 12:10 PM)Anjele Wrote:  If you bought budgie food from the store, it should be fine. If you bought parrot food you may have to sort out the smaller bits.

I have two parrots, one medium sized and one about the size of a budgie. I get parrot good and give the larger bits to the bigger parrot and so on. I just checked the bag and there is zinc oxide listed as an ingredient.

Thanks for answering!

The box says it's for small parrots specifically. If yours contains zinc, I suppose it should be fine!

It's so pretty and smart, it will be so hard for me to give it back Sad

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13-10-2014, 12:43 PM
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For our budgie we just give her the budgie food you can buy from shops. Sometimes millet spray as a treat, we should give her fruit as well but we just cant get her to do more than have a short nibble on it, then ignore it.

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13-10-2014, 12:44 PM
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(13-10-2014 12:43 PM)FSM_scot Wrote:  For our budgie we just give her the budgie food you can buy from shops. Sometimes millet spray as a treat, we should give her fruit as well but we just cant get her to do more than have a short nibble on it, then ignore it.

FSM! YAY! Good to see you! Big Grin

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13-10-2014, 01:16 PM
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(13-10-2014 12:44 PM)Anjele Wrote:  FSM! YAY! Good to see you! Big Grin

Good to see you too, not decided if this is a flying visit or not.

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13-10-2014, 01:21 PM
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(13-10-2014 01:16 PM)FSM_scot Wrote:  
(13-10-2014 12:44 PM)Anjele Wrote:  FSM! YAY! Good to see you! Big Grin

Good to see you too, not decided if this is a flying visit or not.

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13-10-2014, 01:22 PM
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(13-10-2014 01:16 PM)FSM_scot Wrote:  
(13-10-2014 12:44 PM)Anjele Wrote:  FSM! YAY! Good to see you! Big Grin

Good to see you too, not decided if this is a flying visit or not.

Either way - you have been missed!

Stark visits now and then. You could do the same!

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13-10-2014, 01:27 PM
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(13-10-2014 01:21 PM)Chas Wrote:  A Flying Scot Manoeuvre?

How the.... It's almost like you read my mind Consider

(13-10-2014 01:22 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Either way - you have been missed!

Stark visits now and then. You could do the same!

I may just do that. Thumbsup

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13-10-2014, 01:30 PM
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since we are talking about budgies
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