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Tiny Treats

Think seed is only for the birds?

By Laura Doering

Bird seed is safe and nutritious for you and your birdMost bird owners share their healthy people food with their birds, but what about our birds sharing their food with us? (Before you go there, this has nothing to do with regurgitation!) We’re talking about seed. Although most veterinarians and aviculturists recommend seed as a compliment to a pet bird’s diet — not the main component — rest assured, your bird can have some seed and so can you.

The best part is that seed can be served raw, meaning zero prep time. You can eat straight from the package or sprinkle it on your salad for added texture and nutrition. Here are four seed types for you and your bird to try.

 **For the full article, pick up the May 2009 issue of BIRD TALK**

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