Budgie Vitamins and Pharmaceuticals

In the following we will reveal which are the most important budgie vitamins and last but not least what pharmaceuticals should not miss to any budgie breeder.

The need for nutrients is extremely important for healthy growth of your parakeet:

  • water
  • mineral salts
  • amino acids
  • vitamins
  • carbohydrates
  • fat
  • proteins

Note that when you feed the budgerigar you should avoid:

  1. a poor diet (especially in the breeding season, during growth or winter)
  2. a diet too rich in vitamins (vitamin overdose)

Below are presented the functions of vitamins and foods where you can find them, in order to have a healthy budgerigar:

Vitamins Importance Foods
Vitamin A      Necessary for growth and night vision   Cabbage, Carrots, Fresh fruit, Spinach, Zucchini, Broccoli, Egg Yolks
Vitamin B1      Influences cardiac function and nerves       Cereals, Eggs, Yeast
Vitamin B2     Cellular metabolism and transformation of food into energy, affects hormone production Cereals, Eggs, Green Vegetables, Yeast
Vitamin B6     Forming red blood cells and antibodies

Cereals, Bananas, Vegetables, Wheat Germ, Yeast

Vitamin C     Synthesis of connective tissue, hormones and scarring Citrus, Cabbage, Potatoes, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Kiwi, Broccoli
Vitamin D     Bone formation, calcium and phosphorus metabolism; necessary for the absorption of calcium Cod Liver Oil, Salmon Oil, Egg Yolk
Vitamin E     Protects oxidation tissue

Vegetable Oils, Grains and Cereals, Wheat Germ, Lettuce, Spinach

Vitamin H     Protein and fat metabolism Egg Yolk, Green Vegetables

Pharmaceuticals should not miss to any budgie breeder

Whether you own one or more companions, you must have veterinary pharmaceuticals. Some natural medicines for human use can be successfully used for parakeets. However, in your home there  must be some essential pharmaceutical products like:

  • Disinfectants (oxygenated water, rivanol, aloe, methylene blue)
  • Cotton swab
  • Antibiotics (streptomycin, oxytetracycline)
  • Eye ointments
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cotton wool medicine
  • Bandages
  • Sterile compresses
  • Honey
  • Chamomile tea
  • Antiseptic powder
  • Ampoules with vitamin k
  • Ampoules with vitamin C
  • Ampoules with vitamin B12
  • Mineral oil (or cooking oil)
  • Aloe-vera gel

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