Budgies are small native Australian parrots with a mainly granivorous (seed) diet. However in the breeding season they supplement their diet with additional protein, vitamins & minerals from fresh, green plant material, mineral grit and even insects. Our budgie foods include nutritionally-balanced Crumbles for everyday nutrition, Budgie Starter for breeding birds and Hand Rearing Food for young budgies. We also make a range of treats and dietary supplements that can enhance the health & well-being of cage and aviary birds.
Passwell Budgie Starter is a nutritionally balanced, high protein conditioning food for budgies.
- Specifically formulated high protein diet to enhance the nutrition of breeding budgies.
- Enriched with omega-3&6, vitamins and minerals for improved egg quality and chick health.
- Can be used as a conditioning food for young, sick or malnourished budgies.
Serving suggestion - made up as a moist crumble.
Ground and whole cereals, ground vegetables, whey and soy proteins, mannan oligosaccharides, β-glucans, lysine, methionine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (including EPA & DHA), carotenoids, taurine, vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.
Protein (min) 23% Fat (min) 10% Carbohydrate 56% Fibre (max) 6% Calcium 1.1% Metabolisable Energy (ME)
500g, 1kg, 5kg & 20kg.
To feed as a moist crumble:click to enlarge image
Mix 20g of Budgie Starter (2 level tablespoons) with 5ml (1 teaspoon) of warm water. Slowly add the water to the powder while mixing to form a moist crumbly mix (as per the consistency shown above). Do not make into a paste.
To feed with soaked seed or vegetables:
Mix 10g (1 level tablespoon) of Budgie Starter with 20g (2 heaped tablespoons) of soaked/sprouted seed or finely chopped/grated vegetables.
Prepare food fresh each day. We do not advise storing food in the fridge overnight as it can become contaminated with micro-organisms.
Breeding Status Fed as a Moist Crumble
(1 teaspoon = 5g approx.)
Fed with soaked seed/ vegetables
(1 tablespoon = 12g approx.)
Non-breeding Budgies 5g per bird once a week. 12g per bird once week 1 month prior to breeding 5g per bird twice a week. 12g per bird twice a week Laying eggs until fledging young Feed ad lib daily. Feed ad lib daily. Fledging young until first moult 5g per bird 3 times a week 12g per bird 3 times a week Post moult 5g per bird once a week 12g per bird once a week
Budgie starter is an excellent soft food for other small parrots such as Neophemas, Bourkes, Red-rumps, Hooded & Mulga Parrots. Larger parrots may benefit from using Passwell Parrot Soft Food.
Budgie Starter is ideal to be used as a weaning food for hand-reared budgies when transitioning from Passwell Hand Rearing Food to a solid diet. Older birds will also readily transition from Budgie Starter to Passwell Crumbles by mixing the two products together, and then gradually increasing the proportion of Crumbles.