Lil Bird Sprout Mix
24 seeds for your small winged children. The seeds are listed in the About tab - below. All seeds in Lil Bird 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
I have always wanted to try sprouting seeds for our bachelor pad of budgies and the pandemic made it possible to finally take the plunge in a way that allowed me to monitor their acceptance closely. We have four 'keets, one who is 13 years old and basically all but blind. I didn't think he or our 8 year old would take to the mix, but they all love it and the older ones were dedicated seed enthusiasts. To be fair they are still technically seed enthusiasts, dry or sprouted, but they devour these. My blind little guy took a little longer to get on board, but only because he had to find them. I was shocked and thrilled. These will be the new base for their diet going forward.
We’ve been using this sprout mixture for our pet cockatiels and budgies for almost a year - and all of them love it. I was very surprised over how easy it was to convert our older budgies who were “seed junkies” when we first adopted them. Now, they choose the sprouts over seeds when presented with both in their cage. Sprouting is a very easy process and the health benefits for the birds is vastly superior to seed. Since the majority of health complications with birds arise from diet-related concerns, you owe it to your birds and yourself to switch over to sprouts.
Bought these for my green cheek who only picks at his chop every morning. The seeds sprout with good length tails by about day 3 so its hardly any work. Mix in a small spoonful of these with his chop and he gobbles it all down. I also got the easy sprout sprouter, works like a charm. I have sprouted him new seeds about 4 times now and still can't tell if I've made a dent in the one pound bag.
My baby cockatiel Ziggy loves, loves this stuff! My vet loves it too and so much better than the yucky food at the pet shops! Thanks for thinking of our pets!
My canaries LOVE the sprouts produced by your small and mid-bird mixes. I'm a canary breeder and appreciate having good fresh seed to sprout for them! I mix sprouts with soft food for the parents to rear their young. Thank you for making these fabulous mixes available!!!
The most common nutritional deficiency in birds is vitamin A deficiency. Sprouts and other greens should be fed daily to birds, along with some egg a few times a week to provide vitamin D and complete protein.... Sure, you can buy a "dead" seed mix with vitamins sprayed on, but sprouts provide enzymes and other micronutrients to maintain optimal health.
My canary absolutely loves sprouts! They're much better for him that the cheap, old petshop seeds. Along with organic fruits, veggies, and high-quality pellets, they offer excellent nutrition!
My lovebird is very particular about food but after being somewhat confused she devoured all of it!
Good is never cheap and this sprout mix is definitely worth the cost! At first my Bourke Parakeets didn't know what fresh food was (came from a breeder), but now they get their cup of fresh sprouts twice a day and choose to eat them first over all over foods/seeds/treats offered. I know it is the healthiest thing for them and totally safe, so I'll keep re-ordering because our pets are worth it, right?!
Sunny can't wait for me to open his jar of sprouts. He sticks his head in and grabs his favorite. I wish I could order a bag of that seed only,
Feed these to my ducks and quail as a part of a balanced diet. They love them. Will have to get a bigger sprouter system!