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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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