I was thinking that, having to prep my CBBQ's food (starter crumble/egg food/millet/dried greens/mealworms), that I should start putting more effort into my 8 budgies' diets.
I know there are plenty of things they can and cannot eat, and I know they LOVE fresh turnip greens. So I went to the store and picked up some frozen shredded turnip greens & a bag of frozen mixed veg (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, peas and squash). i thawed out both bags of veggies, ran them through the food processor to chop them up (along with some eggshells) and gave them to my birds. Once they got over the initial freak-out of having scary substances in their regular dishes, they seemed to tuck into it with enjoyment. At least they seemed to like it, as every time I looked over at the cage, at least one bird was thoughtfully nomming away.
I'm planning on adding some boiled egg and cooked oats to their fresh mix as well as their regular seed. Will all of this meet/exceed their nutritional requirements? They already have access to hi-calcium grit (especially my hens who like to drop eggs) and enjoy the occasional broccoli floret or fruit I put in their cages. I want to prevent them from forming lipomas as they age, which I've had in other, older birds.
I'm keeping the two pints of veggie mix in the fridge, and it looks like two spoonfuls per day will be plenty for each set of 3 birds (I have them separated to prevent fights amongst each other).