Can Budgies Eat Watermelon? (Read First, Then Feed)

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Many of us love eating watermelon, especially in the summer when we must stay hydrated and refreshed.

But can budgies eat watermelon too? If yes, how can I serve them?

In this article, we’ll discuss the nutritional benefits of feeding watermelon to your budgie and explain how to properly give them this hydrating treat. So keep reading.

Can Budgies Eat Watermelon?

Budgies can eat watermelon and it’s a hydrating treat for them. Watermelon has vitamins A, B6, and C, which are important for their well-being.

When you give, make sure to remove the seeds. Because watermelon seeds have Cyanide which is toxic to pet birds according to the Vet’s advice.

How to Prepare and Serve Watermelon to Budgies?

First of all, you need to wash the watermelon thoroughly.

Cut a small slice and remove all seeds to avoid choking hazards. Then cut the flesh into small, bite-sized pieces and serve in a clean dish.

Now you might ask, how often should I feed them? Well, I suggest you give them three times a week to avoid overfeeding. Because overeating can cause an upset stomach or diarrhea.

Always remove uneaten watermelon portions after a few hours to keep their cage clean.

Can Budgies Eat Watermelon Seeds, Rind?

No, you should not give watermelon seeds and rind to budgies. The seeds can be a choking risk and contain harmful elements as I said earlier.

The rind can also be tough and unsafe for budgies to eat. So it’s best to avoid giving it to them.

What Other Fruits to Feed Budgies?

Budgies can also eat other types of melons like honeydew and cantaloupe. These fruits are safe and offer similar benefits to watermelon. For example,

  • Honeydew Melon contains vitamins B6, C, and potassium which helps keep budgies hydrated and provides required nutrients.
  • Cantaloupe has vitamins A and C, which support budgies’ immune systems and overall health.


Now you know that watermelon is a safe, hydrating treat for budgies. But you shouldn’t feed them a lot. Just give them small pieces to avoid digestive problems and take out the seeds to prevent toxicity.

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