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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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I want to know what brand millet are good for budgies? Is it okay if it is hulled? If that's okay then please suggest me hulled and non-hulled millet that is good for budgies?
Thank you. Much appreciated.

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You can buy a good quality spray millet from Drs Foster and Smith.
Remember millet is high in fat and should be used only as a treat and/or training aid.

Wild Bird Feeding: Drs. Foster & Smith Golden Sunburst Millet
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Thanks for sharing but when I clicked on the link and after that I clicked on more information tab on there its written that it has zinc and copper so I got worried if these ingredients are okay or not.

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I will assure you the link I provided is to a product that is completely safe for your budgies or I would not have shared it with you.

I give all 12 of by birds the golden sunburst millet from Drs Foster and Smith.

There are trace amounts of certain minerals and elements in many foods which do not make those foods unsafe for consumption.
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Toxic items

Please have a look on the link that I shared above, read Toxic Items please. Don't mind I just want to be on the safe side and I do believe you though. After reading that part please let me know what you think. Thanks

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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.
https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...pet-birds.html

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.

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Ahh I just saw that you're right that link isn't working again. I tried so many times. Okay if you say so. Going to order tomorrow then ^_^ Sorry if I bothered you much.
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Hi,
I want to know what brand millet are good for budgies? Is it okay if it is hulled? If that's okay then please suggest me hulled and non-hulled millet that is good for budgies?
Thank you. Much appreciated.
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You can buy a good quality spray millet from Drs Foster and Smith.
Remember millet is high in fat and should be used only as a treat and/or training aid.

Wild Bird Feeding: Drs. Foster & Smith Golden Sunburst Millet
I buy this same millet for my flock of 11 birds. I buy a 5 lb box at a time. I feed a lot to my tiel babies as they start weaning and can assure you it is a very healthy food for them. (Once they start eating well I back off the millet and get them onto a more balanced diet of pellets, fresh veggies, cooked foods and some seeds, but it is a great food for them to learn to crack seeds with) Spray millet is not a food that should be fed free choice, but is an awesome healthy treat fed in moderation as well as a very tempting food when a bird is new or ill. Most birds cannot resist millet.
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