Cardona mix was the standard blend for any top flight breeders in Sydney in the 80’s and 90’s. When Avigrain started to sell in Melbourne in 1999, we found a similar brew was popular with 50%– 60% Canary with White French and Jap Millet making up the rest. Not exactly Fred’s mix but close enough for us to roll up into one mix and that’s what we have been calling budgie blue ever since.
The critical component in Budgie Blue is Canary. Canary seed is higher in protein and lower in and lower carbohydrates than Millet so breeders believe Budgie Blue gives them a more balanced and less fattening diet than our Budgie Green which is only 20% canary.
What’s The Blue Range?
Avigrain Blue are our birdseed blends formulated with no consideration of cost. Our standard range of Avigrain premium breeders quality birdseed has always considered value for money
While the ingredients and production processes are the same Blue products use expensive, hard to source ingredients such as Canary seed, Panicum, Grey Striped Sunflower and Fruit And Nuts to produce optimal blend – whatever the cost.
Question: I know Avigrain has Budgie Green for green Budgies and Budgie Blue for blue Budgies but i have Spangles, So what should i feed them?
Answer: We told him to mix the two mixes together to achieve the perfect mix for you.
Store In a Cool, Dry, Dark Place.
Avigrain buys grain under standards Which ensure grain is free of weevils and moisture levels are below the level which mould will form. Once we have mixed and delivered the grain it needs to be stored and transported correctly.
Moisture and the potential for mould might come about from a grain being wet in transit, getting wet in the aviary or from being stored in humid areas such as near an aquarium or in a laundry.
Weevils lie in dormant in grain waiting for warm, moist conditions in which to hatch. Fungal moulds form on grain when the moisture level in the grain is high enough for mould to form and thrive. Fungal mould such as aspergillus will affect your bird’s health, Fertility and may cause death. It is important that the grain is stored in a Dry, Cool, Dark environment to prevent fungal mould and weevils in your birds feed.