Weaning Budgies


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Hi thanks for the info. I will change the time to 9, 6, 1am, so as to they have less time lapse between meals. When should I be able to start them on seeds? I put them in a small cage with strips of newspapers and cover 3 sides of the cage with a cloth to keep them warm and place it in a guest room for warmth. Before I leave for work, I will hang the cage opposite an adult cage. I put a perch in the cage too.

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Hi thanks for the info. I will change the time to 9, 6, 1am, so as to they have less time lapse between meals. When should I be able to start them on seeds?

You can put seed in there any time you're ready. The sooner the better so they can learn to eat it. Some other good weaning foods are carrot tops and parsley. Budgies love those.

I put them in a small cage with strips of newspapers and cover 3 sides of the cage with a cloth to keep them warm and place it in a guest room for warmth.

If they're feathered you shouldn't have to worry about heating the cage just make sure the room doesn't get too cold.

Before I leave for work, I will hang the cage opposite an adult cage. I put a perch in the cage too.

Great idea. This may help them learn to eat faster since they can watch the adults.

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