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Inbreeding and Families: How to Save Australia’s Orange-bellied Parrots. By Devorah Bennu, PhD aka “GrrlScientist”
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Flower power is priceless! By Rosemary Low
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Milk thistle seeds – benefits and concerns: The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran
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The Lethal Dangers of Avian Shock: Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens
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Has your budgie had its oats?

Parrots magazine 168

The staple diet of a budgie is top quality small seeds, and can be bought as a ready-made budgie mix, or the different seeds can be sourced separately, and combined to the keeper’s liking. Either way, they should be receiving roughly, 40 per cent canary seed (phalaris canariensis), not to be confused with a seed mix prepared for canaries, 50 per cent millet (setaria italica), made up of a mixture of white, panicum, yellow and Japanese millets, and the remaining 10 per cent should be made up of oats. But, it is the addition of oats that seems to cause the most confusion, as there are so many types to choose from.

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