Budgie Hand-Feeding Recipes

Here are 7 great hand-feeding recipes for budgies. Do you have a great hand-feeding recipe that your baby budgies loved? Please post it below and we will add it to this list!

Apricot Pellet Baby Mix

1/8 cup pellets
1 tablespoon Gerber apricot baby food

Chop pellets in coffee grinder.
Mix with warm water.


Baby Formula

1 cup powdered sugar-free fruit juice
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (not “instant”)
1 tablespoon corn oil
1/2 cup raw wheat germ
2 cups sunflower meal (or raw hulled sunflowers kernels, grinded in blender)
2 slices very dry whole wheat bread
5 cups water

Mix oatmeal, corn oil, wheat germ and water.
Cook on stove for 5 minutes.
Remove from stove.
Add one 4 1/2 ounce jar of baby veggies (peas, carrots, spinach)
Grind sunflower meal/kernels and bread in blender.
Mix all ingredients together.


Formula Mix

2 parts Roudybush hand feeding formula
3 parts Exact hand feeding formula
1 part Gerber baby food
water to desired consistency

Mix ingredients.


Hand-Feeding Forumla

1 cup all natural apple sauce
1 quart All natural apple juice
1/2 tube Nutrical (high calorie supplement for cats and dogs)
2 jars each of Gerber baby food (spinach, garden vegetable, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans)
3 tablespoons Jif low sodium peanut butter
4 cups Kaytee Handfeeding formula
4 cups Water

Mix Kaytee formula, water, juice, applesauce, babyfood.
Stir until powder completely blended.
Add peanut butter and Nutrical.
Microwave on high for 8 minutes.
Stir then microwave again for 8 minutes.
Stir then microwave again for 8 minutes.
Divide in to 1 cup servings and freeze in containers.
Thaw: microwave 4 minutes, stir, heat 25 seconds or until warm.
Food will last in refrigerator for 2 days.


Nestling/Rearing Food

1 cup dry Kaytee hand rearing food
4 cups Gerber mixed baby cereal
powdered bird vitamins/per directions

Store in airtight container.
When ready to use:
Finely shred 1 cup of hard boiled egg.
Mix 1/2 cup of ingredients with 1 cup egg.


Oatmeal Mix

1 hardboiled egg (no shell)
1 jar Gerber mixed vegetables
1 part instant oatmeal
1 part monkey chow
1/2 banana
avian vitamins
water for desired consistency

Mix ingredients in blender.
Store in refrigerator.


Veggie Peanut Butter Forumla

1 jar Gerber vegetables
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup Gerber high protein cereal
1/4 cup monkey chow
water for desired consistency

Mix ingredients in blender.
Store in refrigerator.

One Response to “Budgie Hand-Feeding Recipes”

  1. Coso Says:

    If it is available, you can pick up some avian feeding formula at the pet store. This formula has the complete nutrition a baby needs. Also you can make your own formula if you cannot find the store bought kind, heres how:
    *reduce to a fine powder using a blender, then mix with warm (100-108 degrees F) water to a thin cream.
    -3 tablespoons of high protien baby cereal
    -1 1/2 tablespoons of wheat germ
    -1 1/2 tablespoons of millet meal
    -1 1/2 tablespoons of sunflower meal
    -5 drops of a multivitamin for birds.

    When feeding, you can use a spoon or a syringe, dropper. The baby can be fed every 4 hours except at night. Since its already at a stable stage, it will thrive and grow very quickly. When feeding the chick, hold the chick in a towel and push the dropper into the chicks mouth, he will not like it at first, but slowly squeeze formula into his mouth. Wait for him to lap it up and continue until his crop is full. I hope it will help you.

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