Plain canary seed is an important element it the diet of all canaries, but must be used in conjunction with other seeds. All sizes are bagged in clear plastic bags.
Canary seed is grown in Australia in similar areas to wheat and oats and during the winter season. It is considered an important component in bird seed mixes because of its palatability and nutritional content. Low in carbohydrates and high in fibre in comparison to other millets, it is a good source of food which is not fattening. Breeders of canaries, finches and budgies place great importance on canary seed as being part of their bird’s diet. Although more expensive canary seed is an integral seed in a good quality birdseed mix. Unlike other cereal grains, canary can be stored for a long period of time without deteriorating.
The canary seed, also called canarygrass (Phalaris canariensis) is the main component of most seed mixes, therefore, not only important for canaries but also for almost of seed eating finches, parrots and parakeets. The canary seed is a type of grass seed. The size and appearance are highly dependent on country of origin. In southern countries is the canary seed even a weed. Canary Seed is low in fat (5,5 %), rich in carbohydrates (52,3 %) and rich in protein (14,9 %). Crude fiber is contained in a proportion of 8,9 % and raw ash 6,2 %.
Use for: Canaries, wild birds, exotic finches, budgerigars,parakeets