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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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