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I bought Organic "Wild Chia Seeds" from the grocery store the other day and figured I would see if the birds liked them. My lovebird hasn't tried them yet but they are officially my parrotlet's favorite new food. He eats everything, but man, he will follow me anywhere for these seeds. I serve them wet so they are gel-like....I think he likes the texture. He usually eats everything when I give him a variety of foods, but I have to serve these separate otherwise it's more or less all he will eat. It's hilarious to watch him eat because he gets a huge chia-beard and looks utterly ridiculous.
Anyway! I have read that these seeds are pretty nutritious for birds (and people)...but I figure too much of anything isn't good. How often is it healthy for my p'let to eat them? Can I give them to him each day?
On a normal work day I give him Roudybush pellets with a small amount of seed mixed in. When I get home I give him a smorgasbord of fruits and veggies for a couple hours then I take him up stairs with me to hangout/cuddle for a couple hours before I put him to bed. I have been giving him access to the chia seeds at this time so he eats all his other meals first. Is this too often? He pigs out on them for sure! Thanks for reading.