10-26-2016, 08:02 PM
Your link doesn't work.
I'm quite aware that zinc and copper are toxic to budgies.
This occurs mainly when a budgie licks metal that contains these lead, zinc and copper which leads to heavy metal poisoning.
As I told you, there are trace elements in many foods which are quite safe.
In fact, budgies need a certain amount of the minerals listed for good nutrition.
From the Drs Foster and Smith site regarding Golden Sunburst Millet:
Millet is one of the better carbohydrate sources for birds because it is highly digestible.
Many grains acidify in the stomach, but millet is highly alkaline to counteract acids and digest more easily.
It is also an excellent source of protein, with one of the highest amino acid profiles of all the cereal grains.
Low in fat, millet supplies Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, and Vitamin K, as well as the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, manganese, iron, and potassium.
And, because millet is high in B vitamins, it is also a natural stress-reliever for wild birds, especially during breeding season!
Any nutritious millet is going to contain the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, manganese, iron, and potassium.
Whether or not you want to believe millet is safe is entirely up to you.
Last edited by FaeryBee; 10-26-2016 at 08:15 PM.