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Sprouting for your budgie

Mybluebird

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My vet told me I can feed my two budgies as much sprouts as they want. Once the seeds have germinated and sprouted a bit, most of the fat has been used up. I put about a tablespoon in the dish for mine, some days I give them more in the afternoon. They eat the sprouts first in the morning and then munch on them throughout the day.

I also have oat and wheat grass growing, some of which has gone to seed. My vet also said I can give them as much of the seed heads as they want. I usually put only one oat seed head in (they are big) or 3-4 wheat grass seed heads along with some blades of the grass for them to chew on.
 

MarilynC

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Now I’m confused. Sorry. I thought I was also supposed to get them to eat pellets, too. They prefer seeds.
 

Mybluebird

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Most people on this forum feed their budgies pellets, some seeds and a variety of fresh veggies, greens and sprouts. I've seen a "rule of thumb" as 25% seeds. There has been much discussion over seeds vs pellets. I recommend you read up on that and make your decision based upon what you think is best for your budgies.
 

Pat H

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I FINALLY went into a 'new' store in Dubuque Iowa... Natural Foods... On the outside it looks expensive [and on many items it is]... BUT they have SO MANY things in there--- all the Organic and non-GMO foods, seeds and grains... my mind was just whirling as I considered what to get to sprout! :pinklol3:
 

Farfah

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I FINALLY went into a 'new' store in Dubuque Iowa... Natural Foods... On the outside it looks expensive [and on many items it is]... BUT they have SO MANY things in there--- all the Organic and non-GMO foods, seeds and grains... my mind was just whirling as I considered what to get to sprout! :pinklol3:
I hit up a health store to look for seeds last week! So much fun. They had a section for sprouting and I picked up a salad blend. What are you planning on sprouting next?
 

Pat H

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Oohhh... I didn't see any salad blend-- I'll have to look for that next. Don't think our dove would eat any Radish sprouts-- too spicy. Think I'll try Millet or Sorghum... That was a GREAT STORE!!!
 
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