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I just got a 16oz bag of Hemp seed to use as a treat for my Scarlet Chested Parakeet. All I can say is WOW, he loves it. I will use it along with millet for training. I think right now he will get some in a dish on his playgym to get used to flying to it. Once he gets use to it there, I will feed him from my hand, and have him come to me if he wants the treat.

 

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That's great! I get excited when I find a treat my bird loves. That means I've got an advantage over them! ;)
 

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Both of my birds LOVE hemp seed! I use it primarily for clicker training sessions, but also give them one when I walk by their cages, can't help myself!
 

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My birds also love hemp seed! They really go for it if I give them some!
 

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Where do you find hemp seed? Looked in my health food store and nothing, would love to try it with my fids for clicker training
 

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There's a pet store by mine that sells it too :)
 

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I've actually never used Hemp Seed! Is it like millet?
 

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Birds often like it MORE than millet! And millet is a must have! It's gone within seconds :lol:
 

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It is illegal to sell viable hemp seed in the US, so is this seed that you are able to find in the health food stores roasted or something?
 

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It's a small, hard shelled seed, larger than a millet seed. My Parrotlet can actually crack them open and eat the seed faster than my Conure, so the size is perfect for us!

I save the hemp seeds specifically for training, and I also usually give each bird one seed now and then when I walk by their cages, so they know my fingers bring good things! But it's not given to them with their regular food.
 
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