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Is bird's seedmix washing necessary?

monjur sayad

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HI, I wash bird's seedmix with fresh water and make dry it in sunlight. Is it necessary to wash it?? Thanks
 

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What seeds are in your seed mix, where do you buy it from and have you seen anything in it that makes you think that washing it is a good idea?

Do you know what pesticides are used in your country and whether they are safe for birds?

The biggest risk is not drying it properly and introducing mould spores.
 

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I buy seedmix from local store and there are lots of dust and presticide used on seeds that is dangerous for birds health thats why I wash seedmix
 

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If your only supply needs to be washed, you could consider rinsing, soaking the next day's batch overnight, rinse, and serve damp (discard any uneaten food, and repeat for the next day). Definitely don't attempt to wash/dry the entire supply due to the risks mentioned above (unless you have a dehydrator that does a thorough job).

It's fairly common to soak even human-grade items (nuts and seeds) to increase their nutrient value, and some items (beans) should go through a longer sprouting process, while other items (peas and lentils) can either be soaked or sprouted.
 
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