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Homemade Seed Mixes

BeeBop

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Hello! I have a few questions about homemade seed mix. Should millet be the first ingredient? Is hemp seed a good addition? Also, if anyone has a recipe for homemade seed mix that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. :)
 

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I don't know much about parakeets, but if you are making a seed mix for one parakeet, it hardly seems worthwhile. You would have to make such a large amount that it will probably go stale.

Hopefully someone with parakeet experience will come along.
 

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@Hankmacaw Ok, thank you for your response. Yes, I am making the mix for one parakeet. I'm doing this because I have a wheat allergy and pretty much all commercial seed mixes have wheat in them.
 

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Check out TOPS parrot food. I know their pellets don't contain wheat.

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They have the highest quality seed mixes. If you look at the list of ingredients in a seed mix you will see that you need many kinds of individual seeds. All that must be bought in quantities. After mixing you will have many many pounds of seed. One little bird couldn't possibly use it up before it got very old.

How bad of an allergy is it?
 
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BeeBop

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@JLcribber I have very bad allergies to wheat. If I get any dust on me and I don't wash it off it gives me rashes. That is very helpful to know and I will look into that!
 

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you could check the ingredient list for wheat if it has it don't buy it. or go to pellet mix.
 
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