It is important to have plenty of variety in your bird's diet. Seed-only diets are high in fat and lack the necessary vitamins and minerals necessary for long-term health. The ideal diet has been outlined as;
- 70% pellets
- 20% fresh vegetables
- 10% seeds and fruits
A simple recipe that is healthier for your feathered friend is as follows;
- Your bird's favourite pellets
- Your bird's favourite fruits
- Sprinkle some of their favourite seeds
- Add in some fresh vegetables
If you don't have the time to mix up meals yourself, your local pet shop will sell pre-mixed blends also.
P.S don't forget to check your bird's water. It needs to be checked and replenished daily, as well as making sure the dispenser is working.