Budgie Starter

Healthy Bird, PO Box 225, Willaston.  S.A.  5118
Ph. 04 1984 9192        ABN 54 112 618 417



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PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER is a completely new nutritional approach to rearing budgies.  Instead of relying on seed or soaked seed as the primary source of food for chicks, use PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER as directed to supply a more digestible and balanced source of nutrition.  Pre-breeding season, feed PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER at about 30% of total diet increasing this level to 60% during the breeding season.  Reduce this back to 30% once the chicks have fledged and eliminate it from the diet after the first moult.  The balance of the diet would be composed of seed, seeding grasses, soaked seed, vegetables, fruit and other treats.


Budgie owners traditionally supplement their breeding birds with a selection of foods such as soaked seed, egg and biscuit products and a range of home-made recipes. Unfortunately birds do not select for a healthy diet from a mixture of foods. They pick out those they prefer.

A breeding supplement for budgies needs to provide a balanced mix of nutrients in a single food to avoid favourite food selection.

In the wild, budgies feed their chicks a high protein diet of seeds, fruits and insects. Generally, the seeds of native plants provide superior nutrient compositions to those of most cereal grains fed by budgie breeders.

Millet and canary seed are low quality protein foods because they are deficient in several essential amino acids. Adding an animal based protein to the food of breeding budgies will not only increase the quantity of dietary protein but will greatly improve its quality.

Breeding budgies need a supplement that contains a higher level of better quality protein than the normal seed diet.

Beware of products that do not display a list of ingredients, composition information or expiry date on the label.

PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER is prepared from ingredients high in essential amino acids and contains added vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients to provide a complete diet for budgie chicks.

PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER is a nutritionally balanced, high protein soft food for growing budgies.

PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER is an ideal soft food for other small parrots such as Neophemas, Red-rumps, Hooded and Mulga parrots.

Minimum Crude Protein 23%
Maximum Fibre 6%
Minimum Crude Fat 10%
Maximum Salt 1%

Ingredients: Whey and soy protein isolates, hydrolysed casein, bread crumbs, panicum seed, hulled oats, niger seed, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, methionine, vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, C, D3, E, K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, iodine and selenium.


PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER is a granular powder and should be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

To prepare a moist, crumbly soft food, slowly add warm water to the powder while mixing. Prepare food fresh for each day. We do not advise storing prepared food in the fridge overnight as it can become contaminated with micro-organisms.  Fresh is best.

Feed a heaped teaspoon of prepared PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER  per bird per week about 1 month before budgies are paired for breeding. First time users should introduce PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER  in small quantities until the birds accept it. Fussy birds can be enticed to eat PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER  by mixing small amounts of soaked seed or other treat in the prepared food. Once the birds are paired, offer a heaped teaspoon of prepared PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER  every day to each pair of budgies.

After the hen lays, offer as much prepared PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER  as the birds will eat. Continue to feed as much as the birds will eat until the chicks have fledged. Feed one heaped teaspoon of prepared PASSWELL BUDGIE STARTER per pair per day after fledging and up till the first moult. After the moult revert to feeding one or two heaped teaspoons per week to each pair of budgies.

Available in 500g, 1kg, 5kg, 10kg & 20kg packs



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