In cold weather conditions, the parakeet food plan needs some changes. So that they can survive as well as breed amicably in severe cold conditions. The ratio of certain seeds must be increased or decrease in order to revamp their diet plan according to the severe cold weather. As breeding season of most of the parrots is underway or just around the corner. They need special food to overcome this burden along. What is the Birds Winter Seed Mix for Best breeding? What are the best winter breeding foods for parakeet birds and budgies? And what we can serve as bird’s food in winter for best breeding and what are budgies cockatiels love birds and Indian ringneck parrots breeding diet is explained in detail.
Birds Winter Seed Mix for Best Breeding includes seeds like pellets and canary seeds sunflower seeds which are their natural diet. Soft food like soft-wheat, boiled rice is necessary for growth and health of budgies and lovebirds chicks. Given below are the facts about the ingredients of Birds Winter Seed Mix for Best Breeding
Importance of Hemp Seeds in Birds winter seed mix for best breeding
Bhang seeds or Hemp seeds are an important ingredient in Birds Winter Seed Mix for Best Breeding. Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked with several health benefits. Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein. That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flax seeds, which provide about 16–18%. Thus hemp seeds are an essential part of Birds Winter Seed Mix for Best Breeding.
Millet in Birds winter seed mix for best breeding
Millet Seeds are an important part of the bird’s winter seed mixes. Above 70% of good seed based diet mostly consists of Millets. There are four types of Millet commonly used in seed mix in our Country. All 4 have the difference in appearance but a very slight difference in taste and nutrition these are mostly imported from Iran, Afghanistan, Australia, and Canada. Only one type is grown locally for industry, fodder and human consumption. They are rich in Carbohydrates, proteins and contain a good amount of minerals.
Other Millets in Birds winter seed mix for best breeding
Proso millet, panicum millet. Cheena Proso millet is the biggest in the family. It’s a preferred choice of large parakeets and some parrots. Locally called “cheena” and “moti Kangani” As compared to other millets it has a very shiny surface which does not allow the dust to stand on the seed. The shelf life of this millet is also long. French millet, small millet, fox tail millet are also used. Cannery seeds Smallest of the family, slightly increased in protein value.
Millets locally called as “desi kangani” is very famous among Finch keepers. Rough husk makes it easy to DE husk for soft beaks but rough texture of the outer surface makes the dust particles stay on it. This seed must be sieved before mixing or offering to the birds as dust contains the fungal spores and worm eggs. Locally very popular is “gol” kangani. This is the lightest type of millets which holds less nutrition as compared to the members of the same family. The texture makes it easy to dehusk for newly fledged youngsters. That’s why the ripened head known as “millet Sprays” is given to the young birds to learn to eat on their own.
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Pearl/green millet is very famous millet type grown in Pakistan as a livestock feed, industrial use and small portion of annual crops for human consumption. It is rich in iron, carbohydrates and a good percentage of proteins (8%-11%). A grain contains no husk so the more vulnerable to the pests in standing crop or at storage. Parakeets and parrots usually ignore this seed in the presence of other seeds with husks. There are few other types are available too but less popular among bird keepers due to their size, hardness, and more wastage. These are known as swank(a grass seed), lal jawar, saf etc.
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Seed mixes with soft food and egg food are essential for best breeding in the winter season. It not only ensure good breeding result but also maintain the health in severe cold weather.