Can budgies eat beans?


What Are Budgies?

Budgies, or parakeets, are small, brightly colored birds native to Australia. They’re popular pets and come in a variety of colors. Being sociable animals, they enjoy the company of other budgies and even humans. They can be taught to talk and perform tricks with some patience and training.

Can Budgies Eat Beans?

The short answer is yes! But it’s important to note that beans should not make up more than 10-15% of a budgie’s diet. This means that if your budgie is eating commercial bird seed mix as its main food source, you should avoid offering them any additional beans as treats or snacks. In fact, if you feed your pet too many beans there could be serious health consequences such as digestive problems or weight gain due to the high fat content found in most types of dried bean products (e.g., pinto beans).

The safest way for your pet bird to consume legumes like pinto beans is by cooking them first since raw ones may contain toxins that can harm their delicate digestive system over time. Of course, when cooked correctly these same legumes become nutritious sources of protein for birds – just make sure you don’t offer them anything salty or sugary which can also lead to long term health risks down the road!

Types Of Beans Safe For Your Budgie

There are several types of safe legumes that you can give your budgie: chickpeas (garbanzo), mungbeans (moong dal), black-eyed peas (lobia) and kidney beans are all good choices for occasional treats provided they’ve been thoroughly cooked beforehand without salt added during preparation! Any type of canned bean product should also be avoided because it will have added preservatives which could cause an upset stomach if eaten regularly by your pet birdie friend(s).


In conclusion, while buds can eat some forms of cooked beans as part of their diets on occasion – no more than 10-15% –they should never include any type canned bean product nor raw/undercooked options due safety concerns about potential toxins present in either option being ingested by our feathered friends! As always though; please do consult with a veterinarian before making any changes regarding what types foods we provide out beloved furry family members so that everyone stays healthy happy for years come!