Budgerigar Food and Nutrition Explained (English Subtitles)

Budgerigar Food and Nutrition Explained (English Subtitles)

Salam Everyone welcome to my channel wind slicer The main reason behind todays video is to explain the food habits of Budgerigar and to introduce you guys to different types of Budgerigar food and tell you the nutrition facts so lets check it out The First and the main food of budgerigar is Its Millet Which is this thing here as you can see here its called the Proso millet Its called “Cheena” here locally It is cultivated here in our country The next one is called “Kawn” locally Its called Foxtail millet elsewhere Another local food that is produced Its the sunflower seed Its one of the favorite food for the Budgies when mixed with other food they love to eat these The next local food here is the Peddy rice this should be mentioned that people use different kind of peddy rice Its either the normal peddy or the ‘Polaw” peddy rice I am using the normal one Lets go check out some imported food There are several kinds of millet out there This perticular one is called the Red millet I will talk about the nutrition facts about these later in the video another type of millet here its the White millet You can see they are actually white Another intersting type of millet is the japanese millet they almost look like other millets Its nutrition fact is is different lets see some more interesting ingridients here we have some more these black seed is called “guji” locally Sorry that I dont know the english name of it this one is called “tishi” locally they are known as linseed Who ever buys pet bird food knows about this ingridient except that one we have another food element and these are the canary seed these are very nutritious for the birds I will talk about it in a moment the last one is the Hemp seed its very good for budgerigars I hope nobody uses it otherwise Its highly nutricious its got all the protein,fats in good amount You can use these with the local food Lets get to know about some nutrition facts of these millets first U can see them again and these are called millets Locally its known as “cheena” or “kawn” to say about the nutrition these are mainly rich with carbohydrate which we humans het from rice Birds get it from the millets Here the fat is very low Nad a low amount of protein The Sunflower seed to talk about he nutrition of this one its rich with fat fat and oil to be exact as you know sunflower oil is made from these seeds If you see your bird is getting fat or the weather is hot Stop feeding your birds these seeds or pause it for a few days Budgies absolutely love them I prefer you to give them these But if you see any unnecessary fat or because of hot weather its better not to feed them these One of the best way to get protein is peddy rice When budgies eat them the peal the cover off they give good carbohydrate give your birds regularly This is a type of Black seed just like others budgies peel the cover off while eating these these nutritionally close to millet and peddy rice but these have more fat we can see the lin seed linseed is also used for producing oil im guessing you already know about it same goes for these if you see hot weather stop feeding your birds these but in winter this food is a must it will help them to store fat now see the canary seed these give the birds energy they are rich in calories its rich with protein this can be part of your seed mix these wont be that hard to find I will tell you about the shop that I got it from here This hemp seed Thiso ne is filled with Vitamin E It has different kinds of minerals like magnesioum Iron Zinc Calcium Phospherus And filled with omega 3 and omega 6 Its needed for the immune system of your birds to help your birds fight against diseases and keep Birds feather and skin in shape and keep the Nervous system and heart healthy The last one to talk about is the japanese millet Its called the “calcium bomb” I know it sounds funny But The name is justified at least that what th internet suggests This one is rich with calcium When you bird is about to lay eggs Or keep your birds bone healthy you can use these millets Its not that all of the igridients here will be used in the same amount in the seed mix but the proso millets amount will be higher than the others Or check out my seed mix measurements the igridients that you saw in this video For arranging them I want to specially thank Abdul hakim bhai whom i got these from It wont be proper without thanking a few people whom I got to know more about he birds First of all Sultan Babu Bhai Who is the founder of Budgerigar society of Bangladesh Founder who manages the hobbyist in the group and maintains and helps them So thamk you babu Bhai Next is the one of our elder brotherly figure is Ilias Zaman Brother Thank you for igniting the interest in me Next one Is Mohasin Suza brother I trouble him by calling him up for suggestions about the birds Thanx Suza bhai And last but not the least Dhrubo ya we have the same nickname Thank you for your help troubled you enough man And for those who ever I am missing ryt now Thanx to all of them For helping me make the video Thanx everyone keep watching Like ,cooment,share, Subscribe

Daniel Yohans

28 thoughts on “Budgerigar Food and Nutrition Explained (English Subtitles)


    Feeding all kinds of birds!!! ALL KINDZ!!!

  2. His name was Rocco says:

    LMAO..Thank you…come again!! You sound like the guy on the Simpsons!!

  3. Flo Green says:

    Sunflower seeds ? Do budgies eat them anybody no ? I'm not new at owning budgies I've had them for many years but their feed never came with sunflower seed so assumed they could or wouldn't eat them .

  4. Hzxoxo :P says:

    Ur Bangladeshi 😀

  5. Hzxoxo :P says:

    I have two budgies but they won't eat fruits ;-;

  6. Tanvir Ahmed says:

    budgerigar er baby ke ki khabar dite hoy?

  7. D. Smith says:

    Wind Slicer, you show many seeds that are good, but budgerigars will only eat some of them. No matter how nutritious the seed may be, what matters if it is not eaten? Beginners should know that all seed diet is very lacking. Like eating only bread for you and me is so. Of the seeds you show, best is canary seed and a mix of the millets, especially Japanese millet. However, if you soak and sprout it first, Bajra (Pearl Millet) is
    very high in protein and amino acids to grow big and healthy birds. All Blessings to you.

  8. sojib ahmed says:

    where i can find all of these foods??

  9. Md. Tanjil Ahmed says:

    vai konta ki poriman mix korbo seta jodi bolten?

  10. WRT Studios says:

    bhai amar pakhi dim para shuru korsi!!akhon ami kivabe tar take care korbo aktu bolben!!ami to beginner tai!!!

  11. Ertiza mahmud says:

    Vai….amr pakhi dim ditse na….jokhn kinsim to khn blsilo….2mashr moddhe dbe….kin2 3mash hoye glw…kno khbr nai

  12. Azmann The Great says:

    bro can i give griet

  13. Md Prokash says:

    Vaiya Amr badgigar 1 tar problem hoisa O jimai khali

  14. Mahmud Sharif Munna says:

    hamp seed koi pabo?

  15. Tamim santo says:

    how to get egg food

  16. babai das says:

    vai mere cage me avi 1 budgies k 6ota ba66a nikla hai kya mein ab sari raat cage me pani rakh sakta hu??ab hamare yaha sardi vi toda sa hai..vai plz rply me.its very importent..

  17. putul zannat says:

    I want to know about….liquid calcium without seeds.very urgent

  18. Muaz Khan says:

    eguls bacca dei koto mas bouyos e??

  19. Mst. Mahfuza Akter says:

    vie এ সব কোথায় পাওয়া যায়

  20. Ishan Saha says:

    শীতকালে বোদরি দের পানু খাবার কি

  21. Jump Spell71 says:

    Thank you

  22. Sohana Akter Anika says:

    Badgie r breeding er boyos r,badgie ki khaba khele joldi breed krbe plz atar ekta video korun

  23. Firefly Blue says:

    Educational and good info! Thumbs up! Thank you for subtitles too!

  24. KM Arafat says:

    Vai kon ta koto gram debo

  25. Vic64Y says:

    IMPORTANT WARNING FOR PET BIRD OWNERS : The food that we normally give to the canaries (and other companion birds) consisting of a "complete, balanced and top-quality seeds mixture" bought in pet stores or malls, makes the owners trust that their pet is well fed, but it's not so: indeed the birds health is at imminent and serious risk.

    The owners of canaries, parrots, cockatoos, budgies, cockatiels, etc., WE MUST PAY ATTENTION TO DOMESTIC BIRD BREEDERS AND VETS and keep in mind that although we feed them with such a typical seeds mixture, our birds are very likely in danger of suffering an unexpected, painful and practically inevitable PREMATURE DEATH BY FATTY LIVER DISEASE. Canaries, for example, will surely die at 4 – 6 years of age of the more than 14 that they can live.

    It's sad that pet birds are fated to die early and painfully in so many cases. You have to warn people to avoid it!

    This deadly disease is very common in pet birds but owners usually don’t know or detect it in time. And we can’t imagine that THE CAUSE IS IN THE FOOD ITSELF that we provide to our birds, in which such a typical mixture contains low-fat seeds such as canary seed together with other VERY fatty seeds such as niger, hemp or nabine and, in addition, the birds usually prefer to eat the fatty seeds so that their REAL DIET is unbalanced by excessive fat, gradually causes the fatty infiltration of the liver and in a few years causes fatty liver hepatitis and PREMATURE DEATH to pet birds.

    Also the breeding paste and its pigments and the sunflower seeds can attack the liver if they are taken too much or for too long.

    It's a cruel disease that progresses silently and, when its unexpected symptoms begin, they are easily confused with other ailments so the owners usually postpone the visit to the vet at a time already critical for the life of the bird (besides that not all vets are trained to recognize this elusive and misleading disease, even to administer lipotropic and regenerative liver protectors in curative doses, just in case it's that and not a supposed blow). It's a process of slow and asymptomatic progression, but when their visible symptoms begin (acute phase) the disease accelerates.

    SYMPTOMS OF THE ACUTE PHASE OF FATTY LIVER DISEASE : First, emotional decay or progressive lack of interest, hard belly (in many cases, with a dark spot with a half-moon shape on the belly, which seems a "tumor", to see it you have to wet your fingers to remove the down), falls from the sticks of the cage that seem for "errors of calculation" and then lameness (that make believe that they are by the previous falls, but both symptoms are due to that it hurts the liver), lack of flight and singing, the bird fluffs up his feathers or bends more or less slowly; Then, within a few weeks or a few days, heavy breathing with open beak, remaining lying on the floor of the cage near the food, sudden spasms from time to time (which make people believe that the bird is "epileptic" but it are twinges of pain of diseased liver), abundant greenish stools (caused by biliverdin which if it's not fasting, it means hepatic harm), then black and watery (from hepatic hemorrhages), then a strange purplish color of skin and beak, an excessive appetite and the final "improvement" of a few days (in the last phase, the already degenerated liver becomes deflated by what the bird seems to ameliorate), after which it suddenly dies among seizures (which may seem a heart infarct).

    For the first symptoms the liver has already degenerated to 80% and only an urgent (and accurate) vet action can save your bird and revert the liver situation. If you simply feed your bird with the loose seeds mixture (even if you give it fresh fruits, vegetables and let it exercise, for example by letting it out of the cage at home), right now your pet's liver is degenerating, and neither you nor your bird know. Without liver protectors, it's almost certain that your bird will die early and in many cases you won’t be able to determine its real cause .

    Hepatic lipidosis it's not only deadly by itself when the visible symptoms begin (sometimes even it does not warn at all until few moments before the death). Even before the acute phase it predisposes the bird to suffer infections, as it weakens the immune system. Obese pet birds have an higher risk of many other diseases, like arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Obesity in birds it's not so apparent but it's more dangerous than in other animals like mammals.

    So in addition to giving to the birds lipotropic and detox / regenerating hepatic protectors preventively and routinely, breeders usually make their own mixtures with low fat seeds.

    PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT : The time to act is NOW that your pet doesn’t have yet the visible symptoms. It's necessary to ACTIVELY PREVENT THE LIVER DEGENERATION. Fortunately it's easy to do it: It's very advisable to substitute progressively (within some weeks, as per the instructions of the manufacturer) the mixture of loose seeds for some pellets compound food of seeds, fruits and vegetables (preferably those that already include liver protectors), because this prevents the bird from filtering and eating mostly the fatty seeds (but without insisting if the bird does not get accustomed to eating pellets because he could die for starvation within a few days) .

    And, whatever the diet, it's CRUCIAL to add to the drinking water or to the food a LIPOTROPIC LIVER PROTECTOR that includes carnitine and / or choline, betaine, methionine, etc., (and it's very convenient to add a DETOX / REGENERATING LIVER PROTECTOR with thistle milk, boldo, artichoke extract) . Liver protectors are not medicine but cheap food supplements manufactured by pet bird vet laboratories that remove the fat from the liver, clean it and favor its recovery. It's essential to add them to the pet birds diet to conserve their liver. It's something that professionals as breeders and vets know, but we the owners usually don't know.

    It are appearing in the market compound feed for pet birds that don’t include fatty seeds and that already include several liver protectors. But the vast majority of owners still confidently feed their birds with the typical mixture of loose seeds with little fat and other very fatty seeds… And their birds continue dying for hepatic lipidosis in a large number of cases (likely, in most cases) . Now we know that, as fatty liver disease develops from the daily food itself, it’s most likely THE FIRST CAUSE OF DEATH OF PET BIRDS, and more so as the bird ages.

    Webs on FLD:

    Liver disease is a slow, on-going progressive disease where the liver tissue is replaced with fat. When the liver disease has progressed, the bird may suddenly appear ill.

    One of the sadder diseases many avian vets see is that of hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver disease. It's sad in a number of ways since often the birds are very ill, life-threateningly so, or possibly having died suddenly. Often the owners have been unaware of the dangers of feeding their beloved pet the seeds, peanuts, or other fatty foods the bird obviously loves to eat. These are truly cases of "loving your bird to death". Any bird can fall victim to fatty liver disease.

    Dietary deficiencies of lipotrophic factors such as choline, biotin, and methionine may decrease the transport of lipids from the liver.

    The clinical manifestations of hepatic diseases in ornamental birds are much more frequent than people could imagine and in many cases they are not appreciated, progress in a silent way and when they are evident, vet action may (usually) arrive late.

    Most any avian symptomatology should be considered as if it was a pathology that could be serious, and not allow the disease to develop because then it will probably be too late. We must closely investigate the symptoms, take preventive measures that don’t harm (such as giving liver and intestinal protectors according to the leaflet) ask for advice from vets, breeders, etc. and procure the most appropriate treatment RAPIDLY, but without rushing in the treatment or with the doses in such small animals. If the days go by and the bird doesn’t improve, it's necessary to continue investigating and, if necessary, change the medication in an informed and contrasted manner. Doing nothing or stopping research usually ends up with the bird dead, but acting without being sure of what is done and in what dose, it likely ends the same way. It's necessary to obtain and confirm the sufficient vet experience and have the serenity to determine in each case whether it's convenient to hasten to do and / or administer what medicine and in what dose, or if it’s better not to do and let the situation evolve without medicating for the time being, or according to the medication that has already been administered.

    A limp in a bird is not always an injury caused by a blow, but the symptom of a disease of some organ (usually the liver or an intestinal disease) that needs to be discovered and treated ASAP. When in doubt, change diet to one with the lowest fat possible (only birdseed, or with other low-fat seeds such as millet, chia, fresh fruits and vegetables) and administer lipotropic and regenerating liver protectors in curative doses immediately… although nothing could foresee a fatal outcome. There are also food supplements protectors of the intestinal mucosa and stimulants of the immune system. In doses according to the leaflets do not cause damage, it will surely save the life of your bird (if it's not too late), and will keep them with a basic wellness.

  26. firaz rahmath says:

    Excellent video Thanks. I could not understand even one word but since there were subtle i understood. Thanks again

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