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March 16, 2023

Larva in millet sprouts

Hello, i found larva in millet sprouts,will that be harmful to budgie?
Please reply fast.



Since these are in sprouts, I’m not sure, so I would throw them away to be safe. Grain moth eggs are found in dry seeds, and hatch into larvae that are harmless. But I’m not sure about sprouts. These could be maggots from flies or gnats. You have to be very careful about sprouts because they can support bacterial growth. They have caused enough illnesses in people that the recommendation now is to cook them.

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