Mid Bird Sprout Mix
29 seeds for your medium sized feathered family happy. Please note that this mix no longer contains Peanuts. They are still in our pictures - but we took them out of the mix because so many of you asked us to do so. All Bird Mix seeds come from sources which are certified organic.
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- Soak8 - 12 hoursThe amount of time your seeds should soak in cool water. Soaking is how we begin the sprouting process in most cases.
- Rinse / Drain2 times per dayHow often your seeds should be watered. Rinsing thoroughly and then draining as much water as possible are key components to growing great sprouts.
- Harvest2 - 3 daysThe time it takes to grow a finished Sprout, or other crop (Micro-Greens, Grass, Greens) from a dry Seed. Note: This "finished" Sprout is our preference. you may grow them for as long as you want! In fact, we suggest that you taste them at every rinse to discover when you like them best.
- Yield1.75 to 1The amount of Sprouts, Grass, Greens or Micro-Greens produced by 1 unit of Seed. For Example 2:1 means that 1 pound of Seed will produce 2 pounds of Sprouts or whatever crop you are growing. You do not have to grow them all at once of course, unless you wish to =:-D
Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
We have been using this mix to feed our parrots for many years. They are picky eaters and are very happy with the sprouts!
I wish I could add photos of the real consumer and his messy beak! My amazon gets sprouts added as a daily part of his chop, but I've never seen him eating them quite so enthusiastically! Our sprouts were ready to share today and he practically dove in to his food bowl. They were delivered sooner than anticipated, Gil was very helpful in correcting an address issue (from my end, not their fault!) and the sprouts were ready to be added pretty quick in comparison to some other brands I've used, not to mention the variety available is excellent for nutrition and enrichment purposes! Overall I can't recommend highly enough, we're definitely life long customers now.
Our 14 year old Amazon Parrot loves her sprouts is full of energy!
I started feeding the sprouts to our Double Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot in March of 2019.
At the time, I thought these would add more variety to her diet and that she would eat these once in a while. The sprouts soon became a part of her daily diet. She eats these every afternoon with one or two raw pieces of vegetable such as a carrot or tomato and sometimes a cooked grain such as rice or pasta.The Sprouts provide a lot of nutrition in a raw uncooked state. It is nice to be able to grow something fresh (any time of the year) that has beans, seeds and grains. Our Amazon parrot is very alert, full of energy and continuously has plenty of new colorful feather growth. She spends a lot of time eating the sprouts and gets them stuck on her beak, which means she likes them a lot.
Our Parrot also eats Harrisons brand formulated diet as well as a small amount of fresh fruit and some dry whole grains (Muesli).
The Mid-Bird sprouts take about 3 days to grow enough tails. Once they have air dried, the sprouts are stored in a flat airtight Tupperware container in the refridgerator for about 10 days or so. It does not take that much time or effort to grow these for the bird. It actually makes feeding her a bit easier, because there is no need to cook anything. I also feed her the Dr. Bird Sprouts and the San Francisco Sprout Mix for even more variety so she never gets bored!
The instructions on the Sprout People’s website are very helpful. I used the 6 inch stainless steel sprouter. The sprouter rests in a soup bowl with a plate on top of the sprouter. The soup bowl leaves a small air gap at the bottom to catch any excess moisture.
Previously, we bought sprouted beans at the grocery stores such as Wegmans or Whole Foods. These already sprouted beans are expensive for the amount you receive and not as fresh or varied as what you can grow yourself.
I love and trust sprout people's bird mixes and my bird loves them too. Always fresh and easy to sprout. My vet even commented that the seeds look good when he saw them in my bird's travel cage. I will forever be a customer!
As a new customer I've just sprouted my 1st batch of mid bird seeds. Great result! Very high germination rate & my Indian Ringnecks devour them. If you own birds do feed sprouts as nutritional level goes up 9-10 times. Very happy w/ my purchase. Cant wait to try some other seeds they also love.
SO happy you took out peanuts!! We live in a nut free house due to several kids with allergies... we are so happy to find your seeds and so is our bird!
My Greys have gotten sprouts regularly for the last 7 years. They will even try to raid the EasySprouter if they're on the counter when it's sprouting! Sprouts provide the kind of real-world, living nutrition that we can't provide parrots in a pellet or even in a varied fresh fruit/veggie diet, and the mid-bird mix helps get a lot of varied nutrients into their bodies. This is what birds "forage" for in the real world. If you've ever given your bird some carrots or broccoli and been dismayed because most or all of it gets tossed on the ground, try sprouts! Keep in mind, Sprouts ARE vegetables, they're even SUPER vegetables!
I like to use the mid-bird mix as a base and add some extra black oil sunny's to the mix - they'll eat all their sprouts but the Sunny's always get devoured first :) Tip: I sprout until I just see a tail poking out. My birds seem to find these the tastiest, and if you're having trouble converting a bird to sprouts, the less "Tail" they see the more they think it looks like a plain old seed - trust me though, it only takes one bite of that plump moist seed before they realize they have hit the food jackpot!
Important Note: Sprouts provide so much great nutrition that it may be advisable to limit feeding to 2-3 times a week as a "main" meal. Check with your vet if you have a concern. High-potency nutrition tends to trigger hormonal breeding behavior in birds because they are at their healthiest to produce great offspring, and that's not usually desirable for pet parrots. A daily diet of sprouts would likely be great for a parrot breeding program and/or egg production.
I recently found your products I'm new to sprouting. The reviews on your site really encouraged me to give your product a try.
Super easy to sprout, my parrots all love the variety.
So glad to have found you.
We feed this as treats to our laying hens. Our birds are average size hens. On cold winter days and during molting, i mix up some warm oatmeal and mix in some sprouts, fresh fruit and a few dried meal worms and they LOVE IT! In the spring and summer it's a welcome snack while I am out gardening and they are in the yard foraging for bugs. They LOVE these sprouts. Nice blend not too many large seeds but lots of variety for a healthy diet. I get excellent healthy eggs from my hens. They are happy and this is their favorite treat right up there with live meal worms! YUM! (if you are a chicken). We ALWAYS have a mason jar in the window sill above the kitchen sink growing sprouts for our birds.
Thank you for such a wonderful product that is affordable enough for us to provide on a regular basis to our little flock of egg layers! Edith, Mary, Sybil, Mrs. Patmore and I thank you!
My Peachfaced Lovebird loves this mix. He has Little Bird Syndrome and while it takes him a bit more effort to eat the bigger sprouts, he enjoys every bit of it.
Thank you SO much for giving us this much variety. This is an easy way to get your feathered friend the nutrition and variety he or she needs.