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Sprouted seeds with vegetables for my birds

  • NVBirdlady (3774 posts)
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    Sprouted seeds with vegetables for my birds

    My ritual every Saturday for the past 14 years has been to prepare sprouted seeds with vegetables for my Quaker Parakeet and Green Cheeked Conure.

    On Thursday, I soak the seeds in water with a drop or two of grapefruit extract for 24 hours, this kills any bacteria on the seeds. I always get the seeds from a local bird store.

    On Friday night, I rinse the seeds using a strainer in the sink using the spray attachment for about 15 minutes, and let them dry overnight.

    On Saturday, I chop zucchini, carrots, red peppers. I add fresh corn and the sprouted seeds to the mixture. In their dish, they get the vegetable/seed mixture and sugar snap peas. They both love this mixture, so it is worth the effort.

    Many of my fellow bird lovers use this recipe. There are some birds that will not eat the vegetables. Picky, just like humans. My two have loved the sprouted seeds and vegetables from being very young birds. I’m very lucky that they enjoy this meal, and they are healthier.

    Haikugal, Enthusiast, eridani and 8 othersLiberalElite, night, immoderate, 7wo7rees, Abakan, Magical Thyme, zoolook67, em77 like this
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  • Eggar (1149 posts)
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    1. Very Sage

    Information there. Thank you NV-BL!

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  • Haikugal (4657 posts)
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    2. What seeds do you use?

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    • NVBirdlady (3774 posts)
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      3. I'm not sure of brand. My local pet store buys in bulk.

      here is a picture. It has oats and groats, chickpeas, buckwheat, corn and some others.

      Seed

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      • Haikugal (4657 posts)
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        4. Very cool, I can see why they like it. Thanks!

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