Coconut oil

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Canary seed is fairly high in oils. Do you have a stock supplier near by? Someone from your state may be able to suggest one. Look at the mixs they have and pick one. Consider buying a kilo or 2 of each of several seeds and mixing your own, if you have a 10kl bucket you can keep it in.
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Karen
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Ok, thank you, sounds like I need to check out some stock suppliers. I'm in Toowoomba so I shouldn't have any trouble finding one. I don't think I would mix my own, unless I had a "recipe", because I would be worried about not giving them the right amount of things they need.
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MikeMiller
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Most organic oils (cod liver, coconut etc) will be digested by the bird so wont really help with constipation.
You need a mineral oil which wont be digested and will pass down the GIT unaltered and lubricate as it goes.

Mike
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Karen
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Thank you. Any suggestions on which one? And dosage, frequency?

Thankfully he has been a lot better, but it would still be good to know.
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Increasing the greens and oil seeds is the best/healthiest way to solve this problem. So double the greens and add an extra teaspoon of canary seed per bird. Wait a week and hopefully all will be well.
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Ok, that sounds achievable, thank you :thumbup:
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