Hemp Seed is loved by most seed-eating cage and aviary birds, but it should be fed sparingly.
Hemp Seed is rich in oil and protein and over 40% of the weight of Hemp Seed is edible oils. Crushed Hemp Seed can be fed on its own or mixed sparingly with soft food. Birds will quickly gain weight when fed on Hemp Seed as it has approximately 560 calories per 100g.
Most smaller pet birds such as budgies are not able to remove the peels from the relatively large seed.
This seed is great for getting birds into breeding condition and times of molting.