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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:59 PM
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Hi.. Just a question..
I'm wondering what types of millet you use as treats with your little budgies?
I normally get the white millet sprays, but noted a few other varieties at my local bird supply store. I bought some Japanese millet and some foxtail millet.
Before I try these.. are they both safe for budgies? DUH.. you think I might have figured that one out prior to buying them. I think I've seen both listed as ingredients on seed mixes, so I think they are ok.
And.. while I'm at it.. do you use the BIG sprays or the smaller 'petite' sizes???

Any other types to try?

Thanks..
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I get the regular millet we see but the "smaller size" ones. they fit in the holders better. also the millet dipped in a cranberry/honey coating( cant remember) they are at petco
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I get the regular millet we see but the "smaller size" ones. they fit in the holders better. also the millet dipped in a cranberry/honey coating( cant remember) they are at petco
Thanks.. do yours like the coated kind?? I got the blueberry one and they turned up their beaks at that one.
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I am not sure what the flavor was. i thought it was cranberry and they liked it but not as much as regular small spray. off topic but mine like the flavored cuttlebones. I think orange and vanilla? its a 2 pack at petco. they are so picky eaters.
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My budgies prefer the "millet" flavored millet.

I buy the BIG golden millet sprays from Drs Foster and Smith in the 5 lb bags. All of my birds love it!

The Japanese millet and Foxtail millet are fine to give your budgies, Judy.
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I've never seen these varieties of flavoured millet and cuttle bone. Anyone know if you can find it in Toronto?
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We buy in bulk--25 lb boxes-California golden, but there is no reason not to give your budgies a surprise taste treat Spray. For standard seed mix we use red and white millet. there are different types of red millet to choose from .
Millet is easily digested and mixes well with soft food especially for families.
We keep millet spray in all breeder cages and when enticing a hen to check out a nest box, we add a piece. when hen starts to sit tight through to weaning there is always a piece in the nest box for mom to nibble, and make plenty of crop milk, then the chicks watch and copy mom when they peck at the millet. It takes a bit of work for them to actually swallow a millet seed but it seems to make the transition easier with early exposure. When the first leave the nest we lay a piece down for the chicks as well as leave the regular one hanging for the parents.

We also start exposing the chicks to an assortment of water sources from the flat dish to the glass tube to the lixit 16oz bottle. So they gain the skills needed to find water source in a new cage. We always have 2 sources at least in every flight/cage. Until they are competent on perch we avoid any deep water dishes to avoid any drowning. Since we use the millet spray with electrolyte we expose the chicks to this concept by soaking a millet spray.
It helps in potential support while weaning or ill. Best wishes,
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Thanks, everybody. Mine all seem to love millet as a treat.. I've seen some really lovely sprays and some that are dry and icky. Who knew there are so many types of millet? I suppose it's like wheat or other grains with many variations. It's fun to find new little things to try.
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