Egg food provides a protein boost when budgies need it most - moulting, nesting, or in times of stress. You don’t need to feed it at other times, but it’s a good treat to have in your repertoire.
Egg food provides extra protein for nesting birds!
- 1 egg, with shell
- 1 tbsp cooked brown rice
- 1 tsp millet
- 1 tbsp crushed budgie pellets OR milled, mixed seeds
- 2 tbsp mixed chopped and grated fruit and veg
Boil the egg for 15 minutes. Remove the shell and grind it up. Finely chop the egg. Mix all the ingredients together and serve cold. The fruit isn’t essential, but some budgies take more readily to the mix if it has that sweet kick. Never be tempted to add honey or other sweeteners, though; and don’t be tempted by recipes that suggest a boiled egg and a couple of digestive sweet biscuits can do the trick. No biscuits sold for human consumption are suitable for budgies, due to their added sugar, salt and fat.
Chloe, 24 June 2021
Can I just add the boiled egg with the shell to their normal chop?