Dr. Bird Sprout Mix

24 seeds for your special bird. Dr. Bird is an allergen free blend which we made up at the request of our avian loving customers. It costs you a bit more because the ingredients cost us more. Sorry. The seeds are listed in the Description field - below. All seeds in Dr. Bird come from sources which are certified organic.

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Soak 1/3 to 1 cup of seed in cool water for 8-12 hours.

Drain off soak water. Do not ever soak again.

Rinse thoroughly.

Drain Thoroughly.

Rinse and Drain with cool water every 8-12 hours.

These sprouts don't need light. Keep your Sprouter in a low light location.

Harvest on day 2 or 3, when most of the sprouts have short roots. Refrigerate your crop.

Yields approximately 1 Cup (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts.

Seed Prep Measure out 2/3 Cup of seed* Pick out anything you don't think should be there (shell or plant pieces, imperfect seeds, etc.) if you wish (we don't). Rinse your seeds to remove dust or debris.

Soak Transfer your seeds into your Sprouter, or a bowl. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60-70 degree) water. Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all. Allow seeds to Soak for 8-12 hours.

Note: There are some seeds in these bird mixes whose sprouting instructions call for less soaking. Fear not. In the interest of convenience we have mixed all the seeds together - and we can tell you from vast experience, they will sprout quite well if you follow the directions here.

Sprouting Empty the seeds into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. You can use it - it has nutrients in it. We use it to water potted plants.

Rinse thoroughly with cool (60-70°) water. Drain thoroughly.

Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate Draining. Even the best designed Sprouting Device holds water, so pay special attention to this step.

Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. This is where your sprouts do their growing. We use a counter top - in the corner of our kitchen, but where the sprouter won't get knocked over by cats, dogs, kids or us. We don't mind the indirect sunlight or the 150 watts of incandescent light, because light just does not matter much. A plant can only perform photosynthesis when it has leaves, and unless you are growing these sprouts into plants, they definitely are not going to have leaves. Until a plant has leaves, light has little if any effect. Sprouts also happen to like air-circulation, so don't hide your sprouts.

Rinse and Drain again in 8-12 hours. Then... Rinse and Drain again, in 8-12 hours. And, perhaps one more...8 - 12 hours later... Rinse and Drain.

We usually stop here. Most of your seeds will now have little roots. Not all of the seeds are intended to germinate in this amount of time but, as soon as a seed soaks up water its nutritional value skyrockets, its enzymes are no longer inhibited! So know that what you are feeding your friends is beyond compare - Root or no Root!

We think you should consider your crop done when most of the seeds have roots. They are ready to feed! You may grow them longer if you like - experiment to see what your bird likes best.

Depending on your climate and the time of year you are sprouting, and most importantly your personal preference - You may Rinse and Drain again - at 8-12 hour intervals for several days. However - we prefer to sprout only to the point where most of the seeds have sprouted tiny (1/16 - 1/4 inch) roots, which is typically after just 2 or 3 Rinse and Drain cycles.

Harvest Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final Rinse. Be sure to Drain them as thoroughly as possible after that final Rinse. The goal during the final 8-12 hours is to minimize the surface moisture of your sprouts. They will store best in your refrigerator if they are dry to the touch.

Refrigerate Transfer your sprout crop to a plastic bag, our shelf life extending Produce Storage Bags, or the sealed container of your choice (glass is good too). Whatever you choose - put them in your refrigerator - if you can keep your flock from eating them all first.

*Seed to Use If using Sproutpeople's Single Harvest Pack - use the whole bag - to get an approximately 8 ounce crop.

These seeds will yield approximately 2:1 (you get 2 pounds for every pound of dry seed), so in theory you can start with as much as 1/2 the dry seed, your Sprouter has capacity. We generally advise maxing out at 1/3 capacity, until you get used to growing this crop. You can also grow as little at a time as you wish, and grow a tiny crop.


Adzuki Beans, Mung Beans, Millet, Buckwheat (in hull), Green Peas, Speckled Peas, Yellow Peas, Green Lentils, Crimson Lentils, French Blue Lentils, Black Lentils, Orange Lentils, Yellow Lentils,  Small Beige Garbanzos, Fenugreek, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Oriental MustardRadish, Quinoa, Amaranth, Chia, Almonds (shelled)

27 seeds - all from sources which are certified organic - specially mixed up for your special flying friend. We've had many requests over the years, to make an allergen free bird mix. We finally got it done in 2010. One of our loyal avian customers advised us - and approved our mix. We hope you and your flock like it too.

If there is anything unique about our current seed, we will tell you about it here. Seed Shelf Life: 4 years. Store in cool, dark, dry spot. Store in freezer to extend shelf life.

Seed Storage

Bird Mixes are best stored in a cool location. We suggest a freezer, but a refrigerator works well too. If you plan on storing it for more than 3 months, or you purchase it during a warm season; you should use one of those cool locations. Also, there are some seeds in the mix which are pleasing to a particular pest - the Indian Meal Moth, which can appear out of nowhere when conditions are right (hot). These are organic seeds after all, so there is no other way to keep your seeds absolutely safe from them, except to freeze them. Consider yourself informed =:-}

Plants for Birds?

Some folks have told us that birds also like these seeds grown into plants - on soil. And that birds are well served nutritionally by the soil as well as the plants.

If you are interested in growing our mixes on soil we can tell you that they work quite well, and that all you need is a container with drainage.

Follow these directions if you wish to grow our Bird Mixes into plants:

Sprout your seeds as detailed above, to the point that some of the seeds show the smallest possible Roots, or better yet, just the hint of a Root.

Spread seeds evenly on thoroughly moistened soil.

Cover the container.

Place in a low-light, room temperature location. (70° is always optimal)

Water lightly every day. The goal is to keep the seeds moist (as with all sprouts) until their roots bury themselves in the soil - at which point your goal is to keep the soil moist.

You may uncover your plants at the point when most have sent roots into the soil, or you may wait a few days until your plants are an inch or two tall. Move to a well lit location to turn 'em green. If you use direct sunlight be prepared to do more watering. Keep them moist. Watch them grow. Water from the side, to prevent injuring the tiny plants.

Feed when you like.


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Nettie Pegors

Got the Dr Bird mix so beautiful and easy to sprout and my birds adore it!! I feel so much better feeding them healthier!


The flock dives right in beak first. Glad to be back using your products again most of our flock are birds from difficult backgrounds one rescued from a crack house. Feeding fresh sprouted seeds, grains and nuts is a blessing for their health and recovery.


The seeds sprouted perfectly and the birds really enjoyed them! Shipping was fast and everything came in good condition.

Blue Girl

This is my first time sprouting. The video was excellent since sometimes I just don't get it! :-? I'm very pleased so far how easy it actually is! I will get back to you after they sprout and give to my extremely picky, seed only birds.


Verified Purchase

I am the one who's "allergic" to wheat, or any gluten grains. I can't have them in my home. Hence, my birds cannot either. I usually make my own mix, but now trying this one. I give 5 stars for someone in the US having the presence of mind to create a sprouted seed mix for birds that doesn't contain something that will compromise the health of the bird's owner.
Thank you (again) Sprout people!


I consider this product to be superfluous because other bird mixes from Sprout People are already organic and I can't imagine what 'allergen' has been removed from this, unless it's supposed to be dust.

Some of the additions to the mix are strange, such as the almonds, because they don't sprout in the appropriate time for serving with the rest of the mix; I'm not sure how far they are into germinating either.

It has an excellent visual variety which is good for picky eaters and it even helped to convert a seed junkie (once she got hungry enough). I found that my smallest birds, various parrotlets, were able to eat this without issue, but the beans were not tolerated by small conures so only half the mix was being eaten.

Sproutpeople Reply: The allergens removed for this mix are grains - most specifically wheat, and peanuts - which we removed from all of our bird mixes.


This is my birds favorite sproutpeople mix. They loved the big and middle bird mixes too but this one goes even faster in my house.