Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
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I think one of the first problems I see with making up your own is.
Buying small amounts of each product adds expense.
IE The smaller the package the higher the cost per Kg. And you may end up having a lot of products laying around for a long time trying to use it up.
If the seed mix you are buying is a good fresh mix I would stay with it.
You can always filter out some of the Sunflower seeds. These you could then try to sprout (again this will only work if they are fresh seeds) and then feed them.
You could always add your own fruit and veg, and as this is wet food as such should not be left mixed in with the seed for any length of time, as it will spoil.
I am very lucky that I have a wholesale supply close to me. So get to see what the difference can be in prices around town.
When I buy things to add to their diet I shop at health shops and boy do they know how to charge for small amounts.
I keep on hand
Millet Sprays regular and Red
For the nuggets
I have on hand nuts
Black eyed peas
And a few others I cannot think of right now
And any minerals and vitamins if I am trying to boost anything.
I add egg and crushed egg shell mix it all up and make small balls and bake at a low temp About 120 is good just to dry them out then freeze them.
A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.