Sorghum seed?

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Brisbane_Finches_333
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Hi Everyone,

I found some Sorghum seed growing in our backyard, and I’m just wondering if it’s good for finches.

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Aidan
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starman
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My understanding of this is that the native (wild) sorghum seed is sought out by finches, but the commercially cultivated variety is not.
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Yeah it’s not the native kind, so I won’t feed it to the finches.
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arthur
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Never tried it with finches . .

Mate of mine used to feed cultivated variety to his breeding parrots when half-ripe, because it was readily available, and they loved it (as did the wild parrots); so probably OK at that stage for likes of munias, parroties etc

As Starman points out when ripe it is used as a cheap 'filler' for commercial mixes, and mostly wasted on all bird types
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