The caged bird's basic diet should consist of the specially prepared seed mixtures. This diet should be supplemented with green foods and fruit. A cuttlebone (the internal shell of a cuttlefish) can be added to a pet bird’s cage to provide trace minerals such as calcium, act as a source of entertainment and help to clean your bird’s beak. Fresh water is essential to a bird’s life and must be replenished frequently, particularly in hot weather or if it becomes fouled.
Food and water dishes – Depending on the height of your cage, it can be a good idea to have dishes at the top and bottom to ensure your pet is able to access their food and water at all times. You might consider a water feeder rather than a bowl.
Seed or pelleted food – Find a high-quality food specifically formulated for your bird to give them a good start in life and keep them healthy.
Cuttlefish or mineral block – Make sure your pet is getting all the nutrients they need and keeping their beak in top shape with a mineral block or cuttlefish for them to gnaw on.
Grit – Shell grit will help your pet’s digestion, so they should be able to access it at the bottom of their cage.
Treats – You can find all sorts of treats, including millet sprays, but just be sure that treats only make up 10 per cent of their diet.