A trace element is a chemical element whose concentration is very low i.e. a “trace amount”. They are classified into two groups – essential and non-essential. Essential trace elements are needed for many physiological and biochemical processes. Not only do trace elements play a role in biological processes but they also serve as catalysts to engage in oxidation and reduction mechanisms.
There are trace element supplements for budgerigars available which can be water soluble or sprinkled on seed. The key to success with any feed supplements is to follow the instructions.