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Are cucumbers safe for budgies?

Skyandkiwi

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Hello,
So my birds are moulting and I want to give them cucumbers because I heard it’s very hydrating and is good for feathering. Although, I have read somewhere that the seeds are bad for them and that you must remove the seeds because it can make your bird “sick”. I have seen many people give cucumbers to their bird without an isssue, but I just want a reassurance that the seeds aren’t harmful. Thanks in advance.
 

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Cucumber is fine to give. Just remember they have a high water content, so feed in moderation.

 

Skyandkiwi

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My birds (cockatiels) love cucumbers and go for the seeds first, then eat the flesh. But they do not like the skin!
My budgies also don’t like the skin
I am guessing because it’s might me too hard to eat.
 

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I take the skin off for my budgie, and either cut it into rounds or half-circles. She loves taking a bite, then frantically cleaning her beak. :pbbudgie:
 
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