How to feed a Red-Rumped Parakeet a Healthy Diet
Red-rumped parakeets for sale aren’t actually red – they’re small, bluish-green parrots and only the male of the species has a red rump. This parakeet, native to southeastern Australia, can sometimes be aggressive. For this reason they should be housed alone, or at the most, in pairs. It is important to feed the parakeets a diet similar to the one they enjoy in the wild – nutritionally balanced with seeds, grains, fruits and vegetables.
Feed your red rumped parakeet a combination of seed and grain as part of its basic diet. Give it a teaspoon measure of canary seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, millets and oats.
Coat the seed and grain mix with wheat germ oil before feeding. Wheat germ oil serves as a nutritional supplement for your bird, conditions its feathers and prevents egg binding in hens. Mix 1/2 tsp of wheat germ oil with every pound of seed and grain mix that you serve.
Feed small shreds of raw greens such as spinach, endive, lettuce, chickweed, broccoli tops and carrot tops. Green beans, peas, carrots and corn on the cob are other vegetables that you can offer your red rumped parakeet.
Offer a variety of fruits as treats. Cut a small piece from fruits such as apples, pears, oranges or any seasonal fruit and offer it to your parakeet.