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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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Hey fellow Aussie budgie owners - can I feed this wild grass seed to my babies? I don't know what it is exactly except it's everywhere around our place at the moment
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I have seen this before but not on this site
Native grasses - Healthy nutrition for budgies - Birds Online
which provides a useful list of safe foods for budgies (including a nicely illustrated list of wild grasses)

It looks a bit like the foxtail but somehow doesn't quite match the description given here:
https://extension.usu.edu/files/publ..._2011-01pr.pdf

Sorry can't help anymore. I'm sure someone else with better botanic skills than me will be along shortly.
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thanks for those!
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An excellent rule that I have myself learned to follow is 'when in doubt, leave it out'.

There's enough that these little guys will like without taking the risk to harm them
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I was thinking that too
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I think you have been given excellent advice regarding this grass I haven't got here where I live either! Sorry
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