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Does anyone know what is the favorite seed for parrots in a seed mix?

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Sunflower.
And it is used as a filler in a huge number of seed mixes.
Some sunflower is good, but it should be in a limited amounts.

Millet may also be in a seed mix, and some birds will target this.

Safflower is another much liked seed.


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Yes for my p'let, tiel and GCC it is safflower and sunflower that they will pick out and eat first... I limit them .. To be honest that's all they eat out of the mix , then they eat pellets ( in a seperate dish ) and leave the rest of the seeds.
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Sunflower is definitely popular, but also not very healthy. Although I do notice each individual bird has their own favorites.




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The favorite seeds are the oil seeds like sunflower seeds, Cardy and peanuts.
Sunflower seeds have very good nutrition components.

http://www.parrothouse.com/sunflower.html

But parrots only need a few of them, too much may cause overweight and liver problems.
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my small birds lovie,GCC,budgie all love millet which is why when buying seed i get one with millet and without sunflower. i use millet as a treat for them now my big bird which is a grey loves pine nuts. with my smaller birds if i gave them a choice between millet and sunflower they would go after the millet

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I feed my guys two different types of seed mixes. Here's the ingredients

Canary Grass Seed, Oat Groats, Safflower, Stripe Sunflower, White Proso Millet, Golden German Millet, Green Oat Groats, Red Oat Groats, Flaked Corn, Cantaloupe Seeds, Coconut, Raisins, Peppers, Ground Corn, Ground Oat Groats, Oats, Corn Gluten Meal, Fructose, Lysamine, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phospate, L-Lysine, Monohydrochloride, Choline Chloride, Natural and Artificial Flavours, DL Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ferric Sulphate, D-Biotin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Oxide, Niacinamide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, BHT (as a preservative), Copper Sulfate, Calcium Panthothenate, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Natural and Artificial Colours, Menadione, Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Sulfate.

Fruits - Papaya, coconut, rasins - Seeds - White Millet, red millet, oat groats, canary seed, wheat, milo, sunflower seed, safflower seed, chopped peanut kernal, flaxseed, hemp seed - Vegetables - Carrot - Legumes - Cooked cracked green split peas, red split lentils - Others - Tropican granules which contain 8 grains and nuts with vitamins and minerals
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