Sprouted or germinating seeds presents the simplest method of providing your birds with fresh greens. They are a healthy food addition for all birds and can also be added on top of their bird chop. All the ingredients are organic!
Inside the package you will get two cups of sprouting seeds (500 grams)
Ingredients: chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, green lentils, white quinoa, red quinoa, black quinoa, millet, adzuki beans, oat groats, mung bean, brown rice, red rice, black rice, red bean.
Our spout mix is 100% safe for birds. If you have a small animal and are interested in our sprout mix, I have a description of the ingredient used. As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to decide if those ingredients are safe for your specific small animal.
What is Sprouting?
Sprouting is the practice of soaking seeds overnight, draining them, placing them into a sprouting jar and then rinsing the seeds several times a day until they start to sprout (they usually start sprouting after about 24 hours) - at which time they are ready to feed.
For the next days, the seeds will continue to grow. The different stages provide different nutrients to your bird. For a few birds, a few tablespoons of seeds are sufficient. If properly attended to, the sprouted seeds will last for up to 5 days.
Step One: Pour the amount of sprouting mix needed in a clean, glass canning jar and fill with water.
Step Two: Refill and empty the water in the the jar several times.
Step Three: Refill the jar with lukewarm water covering the mix and let it soak overnight (12 hrs is ideal)
Step Four: The following morning, empty the jar of water keeping the netting on the jar and place the jar upside-down at a 45 degree angle on a dish rack or in a bowl so that any remaining water can escape and the mix is allowed to breathe. It is crucial that air circulates around the sprout mix inside the jar.
Step Five: Repeat the rinsing process by rinsing the sprouts two to three times a day with fresh water and once again place the jar at a 45 degree angle to allow water to drain and the sprouts to breathe.
If you have any questions regarding the sprouts, please send me a message!