What Do Baby Parakeets Eat?

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December 24, 2023 by Marjorie R. Rogers, MA (English), Certified Consultant

A baby parakeet’s diet is mostly seeds, although they will also eat some fruits and vegetables. The type of food you give your parakeet should be based on what their natural diet would be in the wild. For example, if you are feeding your parakeet a diet of mainly sunflower seeds, you should also add in some other foods like fresh fruits and vegetables to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need.

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If you are thinking about getting a baby parakeet, you might be wondering what they eat. While adult parakeets have a pretty varied diet, baby parakeets have more specific needs. In this blog post, we will go over what baby parakeets eat and how to make sure they are getting the nutrition they need.

Baby parakeets need a diet that is high in protein and fat. The best way to provide this is by giving them a specialised baby bird food mix that you can get from your local pet store. This mix should contain small seeds like millet and canary seed as well as some chopped up vegetables for added nutrients.

You will also need to give them fresh water every day. When it comes to feeding time, you should offer your baby parakeet several small meals throughout the day rather than one large one. This will help them digest their food better and reduce the risk of them becoming overweight.

It is also important to make sure that their food dish is not too deep so that they can reach the bottom easily. If you follow these guidelines, your baby parakeet will be well on its way to a healthy and happy life!

Homemade Baby Parakeet Food

A diet for a baby parakeet should consist of about 50% seeds, 25% pellets, and 25% vegetables. A good way to start is by offering your baby bird a mix of all three food groups. You can gradually increase the amount of seeds and decrease the amount of pellets and vegetables as your bird gets older.

If you’re looking to make your own baby parakeet food, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. First, it’s important to use fresh ingredients that haven’t been treated with pesticides or other chemicals. Second, you’ll want to chop up the vegetables into small pieces so they’re easy for your bird to eat.

And finally, you’ll need to cook the food until it’s soft enough for your bird to digest easily. When it comes to seeds, there are a variety of options available. You can buy them whole or already hulled; either way is fine.

Just be sure to avoid giving your bird any that are rancid or have been treated with chemicals. As for pellets, look for ones that are specifically made for baby birds; these will have all the nutrients your growing bird needs. And last but not least, don’t forget the water!

Baby birds need plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, so offer them fresh water daily in addition to their food.

What Do Baby Parakeets Eat?

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How Do You Take Care of Baby Parakeets?

Assuming you are referring to a budgerigar, or common parakeet: A baby parakeet, also called a chick, is very delicate and needs special care. You will need to create a warm and safe environment for your chick, as well as provide it with the proper food and water.

The first thing you need to do is set up a brooder. This is a heated enclosure that will keep your chick warm. The temperature should be between 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit for the first week, then slowly decreased by 5 degrees each week until it reaches 75 degrees.

You can use a heat lamp or ceramic heat emitter to provide the warmth. Next, you need to provide your chick with food and water. For food, you can purchase special chicken feed from your local pet store or make your own mix using hard-boiled eggs, cottage cheese, and mashed fruits and vegetables.

Be sure to chop up any foods into small pieces so that your chick can eat them easily. For water, you will need to use an eyedropper or syringe (without the needle) to place drops of water directly into your chicks mouth. Do not give them too much at once as they can easily choke on it.

As your chick grows older, you can start giving them toys and perches to help with their development. Keep in mind that baby parakeets are very fragile creatures and require extra care during their first few weeks of life!

When Can Baby Parakeets Eat on Their Own?

Baby parakeets are able to eat on their own around 6 to 8 weeks old. At this age, they should be offered a variety of small seeds and pellets as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. It is important to provide them with a balanced diet in order for them to grow and develop properly.

If you have any concerns about your baby parakeet’s diet, please consult with your veterinarian.

What Can Baby Budgies Eat?

Budgies are such lovely and cheerful birds. They are very easy to take care of too. When it comes to food, budgies are not fussy eaters.

In the wild, they eat a variety of seeds, fruits, vegetables and even insects. You can give your pet budgie a well-rounded diet by offering a mix of pellets, seeds, vegetables and fruits. Pellets: You can find commercial bird food pellets at your local pet store.

Look for a good quality pellet that is specifically made for budgies. Seed Mix: A seed mix typically contains a blend of different kinds of seeds like millet, canary grass seed, oat groats etc. You can either get a pre-mixed seed blend or make your own mix at home.

Vegetables and Fruits: Budgies love fresh fruits and vegetables like apples, berries, carrots, spinach etc. Make sure to wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before feeding them to your budgie. You can also offer dried fruit as an occasional treat.

Insects: In the wild, budgies also eat insects like caterpillars and grasshoppers.

How Do You Feed a Baby Bird Parakeet?

Assuming you have found a baby bird and it is not injured, your next step is to feed it. The following instructions are for feeding a baby parakeet, but can be applied to other small birds with a few adjustments. First, you will need to purchase some special baby bird food mix from your local pet store (make sure it does not contain any chemicals or preservatives).

You will also need a very small syringe or eyedropper without the needle attached. Fill the syringe or eyedropper with the prepared baby bird food mix and gently insert it into the corner of the baby bird’s mouth. Squeeze out a small amount of food mixture – just enough so that the bird can swallow easily without choking.

Repeat this process every 15-20 minutes until the baby bird appears full and satisfied. It is important to make sure that the food mixture is not too thick or too thin – if it is too thick, it could cause choking; if it is too thin, the bird may not get enough nutrition. It is also important to keep an eye on how much food the baby bird eats so that you do not overfeed him/her – too much food can lead to problems such as diarrhoea.

If you are unsure about anything, please consult your local vet for advice before proceeding further.


If you’re thinking about getting a pet parakeet, you might be wondering what they eat. Baby parakeets generally eat the same diet as adult parakeets, which consists mostly of seeds and pellets. However, baby parakeets also need some fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet for proper nutrition.

You can offer your baby parakeet small pieces of apple, banana, broccoli, carrots, or spinach.

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