Here is a list of toxic and safe food for budgies.
Vegetables: You can feed your budgies vegetables every day or every other day.
Fruits: Once a week is enough to give your budgies fruits as a treat, because fruits contain a lot of sugars.
Nuts: They are very healthy for budgies because they are rich in proteins and are very tasty. NOTE: Nuts contain fatty oils, which is best to feed your budgies once a week or even less.
You can expand how many result you see (default is 25), as well as searching directly across the table of what you are looking for.
|Acai Palm nuts - Acai berries||Nuts||Safe|
|Air fresheners||Household item||Toxic|
|Alexandra Palm leaves||Plant||Safe|
|Alexandra Palm Seeds||Seed||Safe|
|Apple (Avoid the seeds)||Fruit||Safe|
|Apple seeds||Household item||Toxic|
|Bamboo - NOT Lucky Bamboo||Plant||Safe|
|Beetroot - including leaves||Vegetable||Safe|
|Broccoli - including leaves||Vegetable||Safe|
|Bunya Pine branches/leaves||Plant||Safe|
|Capsicums - whole||Vegetable||Safe|
|Carrots and Carrot Tops||Vegetable||Safe|
|Casuarina - only the Australia species||Plant||Safe|
|Cauliflower - Including leaves||Vegetable||Safe|
|Chilli - including seeds||Vegetable||Safe|
|Custard Apple - no seed||Fruit||Safe|
|Dandelion Root or Leaf||Herb||Safe|
|Date Palm leaves||Plant||Safe|
|Dates - dried||Fruit||Safe|
|Dwarf Date leaves||Plant||Safe|
|Foxtail Palm leaves||Plant||Safe|
|Golden Cane leaves||Plant||Safe|
|Grey Stripe Sunflower||Seed||Safe|
|Ironbark - Eucalyptus||Plant||Safe|
|Junk foods||Household item||Toxic|
|Lychee - no seed||Fruit||Safe|
|Mc Arthur Palm Seeds||Seed||Safe|
|Melaleuca - Paperbark||Plant||Safe|
|Moreton Bay Fig||Plant||Safe|
|Mouldy foods or grains||Household item||Toxic|
|Nectarine - no seed||Fruit||Safe|
|Peach - no seed||Fruit||Safe|
|Peanut Butter||Household item||Toxic|
|Peanuts - shelled||Nuts||Safe|
|Plum - no seed||Fruit||Safe|
|Pumpkin - including seed||Vegetable||Safe|
|Queen Palm Seeds||Seed||Safe|
|Radish - including leaves||Vegetable||Safe|
|Raw Potatoes||Household item||Toxic|
|Rice - Brown or White cooked||Seed||Safe|
|Soft drinks||Household item||Toxic|
|Spray and Wipe - Kitchen Cleaner||Household item||Toxic|
|Sugar Snap Peas||Vegetable||Safe|
|Sweet Potato - Steamed||Vegetable||Safe|
|Turnips - including leaves||Vegetable||Safe|
|Eggs (boiled)||Household item||Safe|
|Red / Purple Cabbage||Vegetable||Safe|
i live in Pakistan.every body in Pakistan says once a week budgies should lick salt rock.and one who breeds them do not remove salt rock i think sir you have written wrong it should be safe i mean salt should me safe if we give them once a week.sir you have written wrong.
Actually I believe salt is toxic. while us humans can tolerate more salt before we get high blood pressure, but birds have much smaller bodies that can kill them faster
No Salt is very toxic, it can tolerate fine amount already included in some foods if given once in two months (not sure). It not only increases blood pressure it harms their vital organ kidney. If humans consume salt in excess it could harm kidney because of blood pressure.
Its sugar that is the problem, not salt
It is sugar and salt that are toxic please don’t give your bird sugar or salt
I also live in Pakistan and every parrot breeded says that once a week budgies should lick salt rock
They should have a Mineral Block and Cuttle Bone.
It not salt it’s Mineral Block and Cuttle Bone.
Salt is toxic to budgies
salt is very dangerous for birds I think you should get your bird for a check-up sir didn’t write wrong maybe you just fed them wrong plus to make sure you should search google if its safe
sir it will kill your budgies and when you give them it then the water will be gone and it will kill them
Eggplant is toxic for budgies?Why?
Only the plant, the vegetable itself is safe
because it has a hi base of water and it is easy to give them to much on top of the water they should regularly have
Eggplant is not toxic but the plant is toxic.
Because it is a nightshade plant and contains solumin which is toxic same as tomato plant.
Thank you so much for creating a website like this. It is so helpful. Especially this table. I don’t know if this site is profitable or not but you don’t care about money and you wish to help everyone else. May God bless you.
Thank you Ajay ❤
I can’t find if purple cabbage is safe for my birds
It is on the table. Budgie World added it, and yes, it is safe 4 budgies.
To feed corn to your budgie do you cook it? Or do you feed it raw
I think raw. Yeah probably raw.
Thank you for your response I will try it
My budgies love the corn cobs after I cut the cooked corn off.
Is purple cabbage safe? It doesn’t say about it.
Thank you for letting me know, All Cabbage types are added now.
You can search in the table for “Cabbage” and see all the types.
what kind of smells r bad for parakeets?
I believe this video will help you out => https://youtu.be/zB3il0CZlFo
This helps so much! I don’t have to take 3 hours searching the internet for indivigual foods! Thanks!
Please give me an answer i want to know if paper is safe for budgies to eat because i cant find an answer anywhere
Yes it is safe, if it has ink written on it, you need to make sure the ink itself is safe, but if we are talking about blank paper, then yes it is safe
Can they eat banana peel or banana pepper and lastly tomatoes
They should eat only banana fruit, not the peel. ALL RED tomatoes in SMALL quantities are ok but if you dont Fred them tomatoes It Is better
Feed, not Fred…. Automatic corrector!
Could not find if plums were safe thanks
Plum is in the table, just use the search for “plum” don’t include plural when searching for something
i have this plant in my house and want to if it is safe. it is a “peace lily” i cant find it on this website please respond.
according to this site it is not safe https://homeguides.sfgate.com/kinds-house-plants-can-budgies-eat-96885.html
WOW EVEN THOUGH I DONT HAVE A BUGGY IT IS SO AMAZING I HOPE MY DAD SAYS I CAN HAVE ONE.
Uhh its spelt budgie no offence! I love budgies to! They are so cute and soft! ^-^
If u are planning get 2 budgies…. Don’t get single..
Make sure your dad has lots of money, they need six monthly health checks with the vet which cost me $100 NZD per bird. Apart from that i’ve spent $5000ish on two very sick budgies in the same year, both with issues that were not avoidable, one was old age cancer and the other a rare genetic disorder. They are not cheap animals to be a parent to, but they are worth every dollar.
is bread and cooked wheat safe ,its not mentioned
i saw him put toast for them in a video, so i think it is safe
Are all mint plants safe like orange mint chocolate mint etc
Please answer really would like to know I raise different kinds of mint plants thanks like your site
Thank you for creating this website! Its not only useful but fun to! I now know how to feed my budgies a more broad variety of vegies and fruits.
I’m glad you find it useful, I still haven’t finished the website, that’s why I didn’t promote it yet, if you find any bugs or things to improve please let me know.
Thank you for your lovely comment!
Hello sir pomegranate are they safe for budgies and how to give bath to budgies and what’s an ideal cage for budgies
The pet shop owner said 2ft cage is sufficient I don’t feel it is need your opinion on this to as I’m a noob
Pomegranate is in the table, and yes it is safe.
About the cage size, I do have a video about can you know each cage and how many budgies can it house here => https://youtu.be/n_GOITw8Rbo
wrong wrong wrong wrong
Very helpful! Thanks
salt is toxic !!!!!!!
Sorry, this is very random but I need to know if budgies can eat lipstick, my budgie accidentally nibbled on a part of mine that had been left open. He now looks like a hilarious clown but I need to know if it’s safe. Thanks
No its not safe!!! I hope your bird is doing well after 3 months!
How would i feed beans to my budgies? cooked or raw?
They should eat it raw, like the fruit they eat in Australia. I suggest to not cook bananas.
help please! i am getting a budgie soon. i had planned to give birdie free range of house and make house safe (and of course have cages and playstands, and not clip wings) BUT MY ENTIRE HOME IS MADE OF REDWOOD, INCLUDING LARGE BEAMS, RAILINGS STAIRS, MOLDINGS, ETC., AND I NOW UNDERSTAND THAT REDWOOD IS TOXIC. What do you suggest? i am very concerned! (and THANK YOU for your wonderful videos and information–i have not had a budgie since i was a child, and i have learned so much-so many things to do differently! THANK YOU for the tinme that you must spend, very generous of you sir.)
Hi! I just want to clarify if shampoo is toxic to budgies? Because one of my budgioes likes chewing my hair
I’m not an expert or anything. However, if you’ve washed out the shampoo and your hair is dry it shouldn’t hurt it. And if your shampoo is non-toxic (I don’t know if that’s a thing) then it should be fine. But just to be safe don’t let them chew your hair if it’s wet and has shampoo on it. Wash it out and dry first.
I couldn’t agree more with Cooper
what about tomato?
is tomato toxic
Are strawberry leaves toxic?
Strawberry leaves are safe for parrots, however make sure to rinse them thoroughly
Is Tomato toxic or safe for Budgies?
Can they eat pepper leafs? Specifically the Piper Auritum
Is this food item only for budgies or they are good for other birds like red rompers bird ?
are acorns safe, i heard the are toxic but did not believe it
I wouldn’t risk giving my budgies acorns.
There are plenty of safe food, why risk it?
Is oatmeal safe for budgies? I don’t own a budgie, I just wanna know.
This is really helpful especially for the budgie I got Thank you so very much for making this. 😀
Lettuce ?? its not on the list
Thank you for bringing it to my attention, yes it is safe. And it has been added to the list of safe food
Is rainbow chard safe for budgies? I didn’t see it.
What about tomatoes?
Is milk safe for them?
No, it Will cause several digestive problems to a bird that eats it like diarrhea or something else.
omg, this is sooo helpful! I almost gave my budgie a toxic food and than i watched a video of toxic and safe food before i did, O-O close one
I live in the USA. I love this list as it helps me to get my budgies who have been “rehomed” three times onto a healthy diet that they love. This list I have in a folder on Chrome and I just load and go through quickly to know what they can/ can’t enjoy.
I’m happy you found it helpful, that’s why I added the search option, so people can find what they are looking for quickly and easily.
Thank you for your feedback
How is peanut butter toxic? I know raw peanuts are because aspergillus but peanut butter is cooked, so it would likely kill any fungus. I’ve seen videos of people using it to train budgies. So could you please clearify this for me? Thank you so much!
Peanut Butter contains aflatoxin, a carcinogenic substance that is harmful to budgies
I love this list and have referenced it for many bird owners. However, I was searching for lima beans and they are not on the list. Can my budgie eat these?
If you don’t see specific food on the list it usually means I don’t have enough information about it.
About your question if lima beans are ok, this is what I found on the internet by Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Lisa:
“Lima beans contain a cyanogenic glycoside called ‘phaseolunatin’. Beans which are grown in the US contain less than 0.01% which does not cause a problem.
There is a variety of small black lima beans grown in Puerto Rico which contain 0.3% and have been known to cause death in both humans and livestock.”
With that being said, the rule of thumb is better safe than sorry, if you aren’t sure about some food, just give them something that you know it’s safe, the list of safe and and healthy food for budgies is huge, just stay on the safe side 😀
Are bell peppers safe?????
Basically peolple want to say that pink salt not common salt is given to buggies and they are given to birds and its common here its good for the birds.
I am trying to figure out if only the seed of cilantro is safe.
Can budgies only have the cilantro seed or can they have the leaves and stem as well???
Sir why is Avocado fruit is toxic for love birds
It contains persin which is toxic to birds because if ingested can cause heart damage, respiratory issues, etc, and even sudden death. It’s toxic to all parrots.
what about rasbree
Why pepper is toxic? There is a lot of other people saying that peppers are actually healthy for budgies
Is tomato good for budgies
I wouldn’t recommend it since it is very acidic and is part of the nightshade plant family.