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Amazon shopping for bird food/treats

Post by goldfinchowl » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:45 pm

I am new to bird keeping.
Society
Canary
Young gouldians

I purchased the Walmart - parakeet, canary, finch food but it seems more for parakeet then finches

I purchased some
Volkman Avian Science Super Canary Bird Seed 4 Lb
Much more expensive

Especially for the young gouldian what would be best to feed them?
Not gone through first color moult yet

I also got Zupreen and Laferber (sp?)

I believe in a variety diet, both seed and pellets together but also want to add as much that is helpful and interesting
And I've read about safe fruits and vegetables


Items considering also from Amazon:

Quiko Moulting Egg Food Supplement, Vibrant Feather Formula Ideal for All Pet Birds, 5.0 Ounce

Quiko Protein Plus Egg Food Supplement - Stress Aid Formula for Canaries & Finches, 5 Ounce Pouch

Kaytee PRODUCTS C 529082 All Birds Chia/Sweet Pota Foraging Treat Bird Greens, 1 oz

Higgins Sunburst Leafy Greens and Herbs 1 Ounce.

Higgins Group 466017 Sunburst Fruit/Vegetable Small 3 oz Treat, 1Count, One Size

8 in 1 Ecotrition Grains & Greens Variety Blend for Canaries 8oz (3 Pack)

There is usually the 1 review that says someone fed and bird died kind of thing

Which of the above would be good for regular vs good for occasional treats?

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Re: Amazon shopping for bird food/treats

Post by goldfinchowl » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:21 am

Pennington Select Wild Finch Blend, Wild Bird Seed Feed

Would this be good occasionally or even as main staple? for

Young gouldian
Society
Canary
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Re: Amazon shopping for bird food/treats

Post by Icearstorm » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:26 am

goldfinchowl

It looks like that bag has a lot of sunflower and safflower, which most finches won't eat. I buy plain white proso millet and canary seed and none of it goes to waste; if you could find another seed blend that is all smaller seeds like millet, canary seed, and maybe a little thistle seed, that would be good.

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Re: Amazon shopping for bird food/treats

Post by goldfinchowl » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:51 pm

Icearstorm - thank you, helpful to know what I'm looking for

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Re: Amazon shopping for bird food/treats

Post by Sally » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:41 am

goldfinchowl

There are some online stores that specialize in captive bird seed. Your Society and Gouldian finches can eat a finch mix, your canary can have some canary seed added to the finch mix, I would think.

Where are you located? Shipping could be less if the store is in your area.

ladygrouldian.com in Georgia
ladygouldianfinch.com in California
nhbirdsupply.com in New Hampshire
abbaseed.com in New Jersey
hermanbros-seed.com in Michigan
3 Purple Grenadiers, 1 Goldbreast + 1 cat.

National Finch & Softbill Society - http://www.nfss.org

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