Hemp seeds from the hemp plant (cannabis sativa) are naturally loaded with nutritional value, boasting all of the essential amino acids and fatty acids the body needs. Our seeds for birds arrive with their hulls and shells intact, but once your bird cracks into them, she'll be hooked!
As a dietary supplement, hemp seeds provide your pet with a hearty helping of simple proteins, a perfect balance of essential acids, and a blend of rich minerals and antioxidants.
1) Protein Powerhouse: Hemp seed is valued for being a complete protein, containing all 21 amino acids, including all 9 essential amino acids. This is important for feather growth and beautiful plumage.
2) Perfect Balance of Essential Fatty Acids: Hemp seed contains an ideal balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, in a proportion of 3:1. These fatty acids support a wide range of cellular processes in the body, including the proper function of the heart and brain. Omega's are essential for avian heart health, especially seniors.
3) Tons of Nutrients: Hemp seeds are also an excellent source of vitamin E, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Vitamin E and zinc are potent antioxidants that protect cells against the damaging effect of free radicals. Iron helps deliver oxygen-rich red blood cells throughout the body and magnesium plays a role in promoting relaxation.
4) Calming: Hemp seeds keep the body soothed and relaxed and have been known to improve sleep. They are the ideal choice or feather plucking birds and supporting your pet through parrot hormonal season.
*Per United States regulations, these hemp seeds have been heat sterilized*
Hemp Seeds **May contain occasional husk fragments** Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Crude Protein: 22.5%
Crude Fat: 30.0%
Crude Fiber: 35.1%
It’s best to keep hemp seeds refrigerated in an airtight container. If you purchase it in bulk, consider putting 1 pound of the hemp seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator for daily use and freezing the rest.