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Alternative to sun flower seeds

Jasmine223

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Does anyone know of any seeds that are beneficial, I have recently got a Quaker and I am wanting to build a bond, I’m trying to wean him into pellets but atm the only treat he will take is sunflower seeds. Is there any other seeds that are heathier and a better alternative
 

sunnysmom

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Sunflower seeds actually do have nutrients in them. They get a bad wrap I think because often if given a choice birds will eat only sunflower seeds, which of course, isn't good, and they are higher in fat. If you're looking to use them as a treat, I think they're fine. My birds also love millet spray. And some of my foster birds have loved safflower seed.

A good read: Little Feathered Buddies Health & Nutrition - Seeds, Nuts, Grains
 

Momof3litt

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Sunflower seeds are nice for treats since you can break them into smaller pieces. My bird also likes safflower seeds, pine nuts (love these since they are soft and I can break them into tiny bits), walnuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds - any nut really. We chage up our treats frequently to keep things interesting.
 

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Nutriberries whilst arent much use for training due to there size are a excelent treat they also contain some pellets so may help with transitioning.
 
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