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how much millet?

as some of you know i am training my new fids. the training is new to me because i started with pumble and that took 7 months and i used mirrors, not millet. so anyways, im getting the fids used to me with feeding them millet. then i will take the next step with them and have them eat the millet while on my finger. i've had them for just about 30 hrs and gaining trust, while using about 1.5 inches of millet a day. is this too much? i train off and on throughout the day and they eat their normal seed mix and broccoli (yay!) once they come out and are tame the amount of millet used will be reduced greatly (lets say about 1 inch per 3 days or less, probably less) any tips for me and my fids?

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Every single enclosure (2 birds) get a third of a branch(?) and my more full enclosures get 1 whole one every day

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my birds hardly get millet so i cant help sorry

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I thought that birds were not supposed to get more than one branch of millet a week - but I could be wrong. Would like to hear what others have to say!

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If you look at the ingredients in most seed mixes a lot of it is actually millet. Both red and golden. So I don't think it's much different. My birds don't go crazy for it but it's there in case they want it.

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I don't use it for training I use other methods of training, but my birds are nuts over it. They act like a bunch of drug addicts. I usually just throw in a stem and let them eat it as they want too. So in my opinion no your not giving them too much.
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its actually nutritious for them. its good for them to have a full branch 2-3 times a week as long as their diet is well balanced and theyre a good weight. i generally keep millet only if i need one of my birds to eat (sick or injured) or as a special treat because i often give other treats too.



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I use millet as a foraging treat. I use about 1spray a week. It goes into forage cups..finger traps.. Anything to get my conure off her lazy bum lol

I'm also using it for harness training


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