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Leslie Berry
Petiska Editor

Can budgies eat rice? [Puffed, Raw, Cakes, Rice Krispies]

Is rice good for budgies? Budgies can eat rice without any problems and benefit from vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, fat, sodium, fiber.

Can budgies eat puffed rice (muri)?

Budgies can eat plain puffed rice that is unsalted and unseasoned without any problems. Sprinkling salt or seasoning on puffed rice poses an issue for budgies.

Usually, people add salt and spices to puffed rice if they prepare for themselves. Salt added and spicy puffed rice may not be a problem for humans, but the salty and spicy recipe can be a problem for budgies.

To make puffed rice, rice is boiled at 120 degrees Celsius. The oil boiling process may cause budgie health problems.

Can budgies eat uncooked (raw, dried) rice?

Budgies eat uncooked (raw, dry) rice without problems, and uncooked (raw, dried) rice has more nutritional value for budgies.

Uncooked (raw, dried) rice has more calories, vitamins, and minerals than cooked rice. Uncooked rice is usually washed before the cooking process. The washing process removes 60% of all vitamins and minerals from uncooked rice.

Can budgies eat rice cakes?

Rice cakes are basically made from puffed rice that is pressed together into different shapes. Rice cake has flavored varieties like salt etc.

Budgies can eat plain, unsalted, unseasoned rice cakes without any problems.

Can budgies eat Rice Krispies?

Rice Krispies are made for human consumption and include salt and spice. Even though the rice (Rice Krispies are made of) has health benefits for budgies, the salt, and spice that Rice Krispies include having negative effects on budgie consumption.

If the food has added salt or spice, food such as Rice Krispies, you should be careful when you feed your budgies with it.

Budgies have a small body. Although the food you feed your budgie may seem tiny to your eyes, that doesnโ€™t mean itโ€™s too small for his body.

[MYTH!] The rice myth in birds such as budgies

There is a myth that says that birds will die if they eat dried rice.

Cooked rice volume is 3 times larger than the volume of dried rice. People think that the dry rice that goes into the birdโ€™s stomach can grow with water and kill the bird.

Budgiesโ€™ stomachs can resist the expansion of dried rice easily, and budgies can eat dried (uncooked, raw) rice without any problem.