Doves and parakeets and milo?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Bettacreek, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I picked up the wrong bag of bird seed. Actually, to be honest, I read the label wrong and figured I'd save a few bucks, plus it was only 35lbs vs 50lbs, which was easier for me to toss into the cart and then into the car, lol. Anyways, I get it home, tear the bag open, and it's basically a bag of milo, with a tiny amount of white proso, a few sunflower seeds and some other random junk. The parakeet seed that I had been purchasing was almost purely white proso, with some canary grass seed (which none of the birds ate) but it was $1.79/lb.
    Anyways, can the doves and parakeets eat this milo junk, or should I just try to convince the wild birds that this stuff is nummy? I put some into the seed cups for the birds here, and, well, the parakeets are digging and digging and digging for the white proso, and the doves haven't touched it yet.
     
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've seen larger doves (Ringnecks & Senegals) eat milo, but will bypass it when other seeds are available. I've yet to see a hookbill aside from a Quaker eat it.

    Dan
     

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