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Old 09-17-2012, 08:16 PM
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Feeding hemp seeds?

So i was researching seeds and how good/bad they' re for parrots. My studies show hemp seeds are a good choice for parrots. The best choice in some articles. So i asked at the feed store, yeah they carry it. 3.00$ per pound. The zons LOVE it. I gave them a TBS and everyone ate every one of them. They are sterilized here in the US so they can't be grown. That seems to effect their fiber content some what but more so in hulled seeds. The unhulled seeds that i get are pricier than sunflower seeds but better fats.I'm sure if i can find the 25 lb bags locally that the price would be a lot better.Have you tried them before? Can you get them in your area? PS the cockatiels went through them like "Sherman through Georgia".
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:23 PM
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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

I can get them locally, but I usually only get them sparingly as I hardly ever feed them. The bird store here locally sells them in small bags, but I saw a huge bag in Sacramento(? - or Las Vegas, forget which one) for sale, too!
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:54 PM
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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

Yes, I've been feeding my birds hemp seeds, they love it! I also read an article saying that hemp oil is superior to red palm oil for our birds. I have read so many good things about red palm oil that I decided to switch it out. I keep the hemp oil in the fridge (you can buy it at the health food stores) They seem to love this as well!
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:01 PM
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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

I've been feeding hemp seeds the past 14 years after learning about them. They're very good to boost their immune system as well!!! It should be fed occasionally in portions not a daily feeding regimen!!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

any unused "growable" seeds can be sent to me











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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

WharfRat you live in TX and would get in deep doo doo for even thinking about that!
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:58 AM
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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

I wasn't about to comment....lol.....Those things grew wild where I used to live....It was ALL over my backyard.....I was surprised that the cops never stopped by, but it was all over everywhere, it was a farmland behind the house and the cows eat them...lol...
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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

Well, I live in California and those things are in everyone's backyard!
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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

Quote: Originally Posted by MikeyTN View Post
I wasn't about to comment....lol.....Those things grew wild where I used to live....It was ALL over my backyard.....I was surprised that the cops never stopped by, but it was all over everywhere, it was a farmland behind the house and the cows eat them...lol...
Naughty cows lol!!! I haven't seen them over here, but if they are good for the immune system I'd love to get audrey some.
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Re: Feeding hemp seeds?

I went to the market a few weeks ago, and there was a stall promoting hemp seeds - as in what they can do for your health... They just wanted a petition signed, and not selling them... Shame, because I've read that birds love them... and would have bought some...
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