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Canary Seed Insects

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Hello all,

 

I was after some Canary conditioning seed last week. It was surprisingly difficult to get hold of, I had to try several pet shops and stalls. Evenually I found a shop that stocked it, as a twenty kilo bag. That was far more than I needed but the shopkeeper agreed to split it if I took six kilos. That was still alot for me but I said yes. It seemed okay when I bought it and I split it between an empty Christmas sweet tin and a snap-top plastic bucket for storage.

 

Today it was full of little insects. Both containers of conditioning seed were the same. The insects are small and look a bit like mites. The shop does not sell any livestock and I have kept both containers sealed. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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Sounds like harvest mite. Leave it out in the cold might kill them of. Shop keeper must have kept the sack in the worm since last year.

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bin it mate you dont want to introduce any type of mites into your bird room

if your struggling getting conditioning seed dont worry

as long as you feed a decent canary seed and now the weathers changing

throw some dandilions in and other types of seed heads they'll be alright

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