Poppy Seed for Birds.
Poppy Seed is a highly sort after seed by professional breeders.
The tiny seed of the opium poppy is used as a human food in breads and cakes but also as a supplement for small birds like finches, canaries and budgies.
Disclaimer: Only the 15kg bag comes in the original packaging. All other sizes and repackaged from a full bag and put in a clear plastic bag.
Anecdotal Notes About Maw Seed:
The tiny seed of the opium poppy, used as a human food and the source of poppy-seed oil. The seed is often used in breads and cakes. The seeds are small (less than 1 mm in length), and greyish blue to dark blue in colour. Maw seed contains from 44 to 50% oil.
I have heard people say that their Canaries can get high on too much, however, most literature says that Maw seeds have no narcotic properties, because the fluid contained in the bud that becomes opium is present only before the seeds are fully formed.
Maw seed is, in my opinion, an essential seed added to egg and biscuit. The maw seed often encourages the feeding hen to pick at the seed. Especially good when a hen is slow to feed her young.