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  Poppy seedsMany small pet birds such as budgies love to nibble poppy seeds (Papaver somniferum) due to their good taste. Those tiny seeds contain a lot of fat, so it is advisable to serve only small quantities of this food to avoid overweight. Poppy seeds belong to the group of the so-called oilseeds. Regarding the total amount of a seed mixture, oilseeds should not make up more than 5% of all grains and seeds. Please note that poppy seeds cannot be stored for long, they becomes rancid quickly. So it is advisable to buy small quantities from time to time.
















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