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16/10/2011 / featheredfiends

The fiends are moulting

The budgies are really spiky at the moment. Their poor little heads must be really itchy.

Dumpling keeps trying to get me to preen him every time I go over to see him.

I made them some egg food:

Here is how I put it together:

Hard boil an egg for 25 minutes then cool it, cut it in half and peel off the shell.It has to be properly hard boiled otherwise your birds can get ill.

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Carrot, Broccoli and hard boiled egg

Grate about 2 inches worth of peeled carrot, and a washed floret of broccoli along with the egg into a bowl.

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Grated ingredients

OPTIONAL: I added a pinch of “Guardian Angel” as I had some handy but you don’t have to do this.

Mix it all together and serve.

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Monty happily chomping away at his meal

Simple to make and very nutritious for your birds, moulting means that they need extra protein in order to produce new feathers.

IMPORTANT: Don’t leave this out for more than a couple of hours and make sure you remove any traces of vegetable and egg that have been thrown around by the birds.

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  1. onesweetiepea / Oct 16 2011 4:47 PM

    That’s a very informative post! I hope they get over their moult soon. 🙂

    • featheredfiends / Oct 16 2011 5:32 PM

      Thank you Sweetpea. Are yours moulting currently?

      • onesweetiepea / Nov 2 2011 6:40 PM

        Not moulting excessively… some days there’s lots of fluff but others days, not so much.

  2. brian1 / Oct 17 2011 10:42 PM

    looks great Marianne, it’s making me hungry just looking at it……….when I sell birds my wish is they go to people like you………

    • featheredfiends / Oct 18 2011 6:28 PM

      What a lovely thing to say 🙂

      I hope the fiends like it here 😀

  3. stace / Oct 24 2011 8:16 AM

    How about doing a continually updated thread on the forum – a cookery column – for budgies. With the recipes and photos n’ stuff? Oui?

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