What Fruits & Vegetables Can Parakeets Eat?

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For a healthy and well-balanced diet, pet parakeets need vegetables and fruit introduced into their meals. There are a lot of fruits and vegetables recommended for your parakeet, and by introducing a variety, you will find which your parakeet enjoys and digests best.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens provide rich nutrients.
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Pet parakeets enjoy many different vegetables, but leafy green vegetables and plants seem to be a favorite choice for many pets. Try plants such as dandelions, clovers and chickweed or common greens such as spinach, lettuces rich in nutrients (such as romaine--avoid iceberg lettuce for it's lack of nutritional value) and turnip greens.

Other Vegetables

45 percent of your parakeet's diet should be made up green and orange vegetables.
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Parakeets enjoy the same flavorful vegetables you do. Asparagus, carrots, sweet corn, and carrots are definite go-to vegetables for your bird. Your parakeet may also like zucchini, squash, broccoli or pumpkin. The Association of Avian Veterinarians recommends that 45 percent of your parakeet's diet be made up green and orange vegetables.



Be sure to thinly slice the fruit you feed to your parakeet.
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Fruits are fabulous treats for parakeets. However, like vegetables, make sure you are feeding the most nutrient-rich fruit to your bird for the best possible diet. Any kind of fruit available at your local grocery store is great for your parakeet: apples, tangerines, melons, bananas, tropical fruits. Just make sure to thinly slice the fruit and sop up extra liquid, especially with juicy tropical fruits.