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I recall reading somewhere that black oil seed isn't good for pigeons. True / False?
I have cardinals and feed them black oil seed = its around. Yesterday as I was filling feeders with a seed mix and I made a mess = dumpted a lot of seed. Not a big deal as the pigeons typically clean everything up. What I noticed is they first ate the black oil seed then the other seeds... Are my feathered friends at risk?
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~ 4zp.
I do not know the science behind the seeds, If your talking about the sunflower type? but my doves will feed on just them if I let, only problem I do see is that it fills them up, but they do not keep a balance weight with the black seeds..
 

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black sunflower seeds are very high in fat/oil content. very good for winter food for outdoor birds but pigeons eat the whole seed and must grind & digest the shell which has NO nutrition. cardinals & other winter feeder birds take the shell off, pigeons & doves don't. whole corn is a better feed for winter for pigeons & doves, however black sunflower seeds will not harm the pigeons & doves.
wonder why my ringnecks seem to loss weight
 
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