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A very tasty and healthy addition
to the daily diet of pet birds is feeding them on native grasses.
My budgies love these grasses and gorge themselves each and every time I offer
this fresh food.
But if you are allergic to the pollen of native grasses, you should better not pick them. Even if you
don't suffer from a pollen allergy yourself, please let visitors know that
you feed your birds on half-ripe grasses as your guests might be allergic to
If you are not allergic to pollen, you should take a walk and pick some grass for your
birds in springtime or summer. It is a good idea to carry a pocket-knife or
scissors and a string with you while picking
grass. So you can easily cut the grass stems and bind them to a little
bunch. Grass bunches can be kept in a vase for three to four days if you change the
water each day and of course loosen the string. Otherwise, there will be mould between the
within one or two days.
Poisonous or not?
Are the small insects on grasses dangerous for birds?
If you don't want to take too many small insects to your home with the grasses, just shake them while you're on the meadow or somewhere else outside. Most tiny insects will then fall to the ground.
How to offer native grasses
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