Initial Set Up
Purchase either or 1# or a 5# Complete Sprouting Kit. Select the best size for the number of birds you care for. This will get you started. You’ll see how easy it is to properly grow sprouts. As you learn the best amount of ingredients to sprout for your flock, you’ll want to start with one tablespoon of sprouting blend per bird, per day. Plan on making enough for three days. As you feed our sprouts and your flock gobbles them up, you’ll easily learn how to adjust the amount of our sprouting blend you sprout.
Ideally, you want to have one jar growing, while the other jar is being eaten.
To get the best results with your parrots and finches, feed our Sprouting Blends everyday.
A one pound bag of either our Original or Wheat-Free Sprouting Blend makes approximately 9 1/2 cups of sprouts.
A five pound bag of either our Original or Wheat-Free Sprouting Blend will make nearly 47 cups of sprouts.
This is directly linked to the amount of our Sprouting Blends you feed each day.
Suggested Feeding Amounts
It is important to feed these higher amounts of our Sprouting Blends because you are dose-loading your bird’s body. This means that because your parrot or finch has been eating other, low quality foods, or foods not providing a balance of nutrients, you must feed more of our Sprouting Blends so you can be sure their body has all the nutrients required for building and growing new ‘healthier’ cells.
– Birds with a health condition or symptoms, you will want to feed these birds a volume of 80% – of our Sprouting Blend each day. In other words 80% (of our Sprouting Blend) to 20% other appropriate wholesome foods. Please measure this to ensure you are feeding the correct amounts. This fed along with raw or steamed organic vegetables and/or fresh organic fruit is the foundation diet for a healthy and well nourished bird.
– For birds with no apparent symptoms – those in good health – feed these birds a volume of 50% – of our Sprouting Blend each day. In other words 80% (of our Sprouting Blend) to 20% other appropriate wholesome foods. Please measure this to ensure you are feeding the correct amounts. When you are just starting to feed our Sprouting Blends because of their superior nutrition, the best results will be seen by feeding these suggested amounts. Even though your parrot may appear to be ‘symptom free’ please remember that in the wild birds are masters at masking their symptoms. This behavior is hard-wired into their survival skills. Many times when a bird is on the bottom of the cage or enclosure, it may be too late to try and reverse the illness. This is why using a ‘Balanced Exotic Avian Food Plan’ is the best way to support your bird’s good health.
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The Rate of Use
A One Pound Bag Will Last
When sprouting the mixture at a rate of 1 tablespoon per bird per day – as discussed in our book “The Complete Guide to Successful Sprouting for Birds” – a 1 pound bag will last one budgerigar (parakeet) for approximately 6 to 12 weeks or longer. This varies based on the amount of sprouts fed each day.
A Five Pound Bag Will Last
When sprouting and feeding either our Original or Wheat-Free Sprouting Blend, a five pound bag will feed 9 parrots (ranging in size from budgerigar (parakeet) to a large macaw for between 6 to 8 to 12 weeks – or longer. This time will vary and depends directly on the amount of sprouts you feed daily to each bird.
If you have concerns regarding a specific avian health condition, please consider having a Personalized Nutritional Consultation done for your parrot.