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Pellets and Sprouted seeds an okay diet?

Screech

Walking the driveway
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6/13/21
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New Zealand
I've heard a lot of bad things about 100% seed diets, which I'm quite sure are true. But recently I've also been hearing 100% pellets can cause liver/kidney failure? I've never heard anything bad about sprouts, but I don't know if they are a very complete diet..
I've been having my birds on 50/50 pellets and sprouted seed, also a lot of various veggies and some fruits, (some of which is just regular seed that is soaked since not all sprouts) , lovebirds , canaries, finches , budgies and diamond doves. I'd hate to be feeding the wrong diet to them.
 

CrazyKozmo

Sprinting down the street
Joined
12/23/16
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350
Location
Central Washington state
Real Name
Rebecca
The only thing that I've heard (and experienced) regarding sprouts is that you have to be careful about bacteria/mold growth. Rinse them a lot (if they smell "off", or grow hair, throw them out). Store them in the fridge. Only sprout enough for about 3 days (and rinse them well everyday). I've been giving my birds sprouts for breakfast for 5 years....they love them! They also have pellets (Harrison's, Tropican). And they get veggies in the afternoon and a little fruit salad in the evening. It is good to give them a varied diet to cover the nutritional bases and to keep things interesting for them. I think your diet sounds fine. Other members will chime in soon.....
 
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