Blackberries, along with other berries, fruits, and vegetables, are a healthy addition to a parakeet’s diet. Fruit should only be fed a few times a week, as too much of it can be harmful to your budgie’s health.
Budgies can eat cucumber. Budgies can eat pretty much any berry in moderation, just make sure to feed them in moderation.
Budgies can eat green beans, carrots, peas in pods, cabbage, cauliflower, sweet corn, and sweet potato – these should be lightly cooked and only a teaspoon full. Apples are high in fiber and low in fat, making them an ideal snack for overweight pets.
How to Store Fresh Picked Blackberries
Blackberries should be kept in some kind of vented container either a plastic clamshell from the grocery store, a cardboard berry box, or a container. How to Store Berries.
Discard moldy or crushed berries before storing. Never pick wet blackberries as this will encourage them to mold or squish.
The ideal temperature for berries is 36-40 F (2-4 C). Pour the soaked berries onto a perforated baking sheet and store them in the refrigerator.
Can Blackberries Make You Sick
If you have food poisoning from eating blackberries, you will develop diarrhea, vomiting and nausea within a few hours to one day after consuming the contaminated blackberries. The berries are good for you, providing good amounts of antioxidants that protect the body’s cells from free-radical damage.
Most fruit molds will pass through your gastrointestinal tract with minimal negative effects. Tomatoes, for example, are machine-harvested, so no hands touch them.
Cucumbers, tomatoes, peaches, berries, and all fruits and veggies alike should not be consumed when a speck of mold is found.
What Fruits Can Budgies Eat
A budgie can eat bananas, apples are their favorite, grapes, oranges, peaches, blueberry, pear, raisins, mango, melon, nectarines, cherries, and kiwis. Cabbages are one of the best vegetables for budgies due to their vitamin B9, C, and K content.
Parakeets can eat banana, strawberries, apples, grapes, oranges, peaches, blueberry, pear, raisins, mango, melon all varieties. Kiwi fruits contain vitamin C, which is necessary for healthy blood vessels, muscles, and bones.
Can Budgies Eat Apples
Apples are one of the most popular fruits for pet birds and are perfectly safe to feed budgies. Apple seeds contain a compound that, when ingested, converts to cyanide in the body.
These are the parts of the apple that are toxic to birds and should be removed first. Parakeets can eat apples and, in small quantities, the vitamins and minerals from the fruit are good for them.