You know, no matter where you go on the internet, no matter which vet you talk to, what budgie owners you talk to, which forums you belong to... there is disagreement on the diet for budgies. There are owners and vets who are adamant about pellets being "THE" food and anyone not feeding their budgies pellets is in the wrong. There are strong advocates against pellets, that they cause renal failure. I've read from many veterinary sites that in the wild budgies will eat many things, including bugs. Everyone has their own idea of what's right. But I guess what's really right, is that no one really knows for sure what diet is appropriate and we just do our best to do the best for our little friends.