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Pumpkin seeds

Hi I was just wondering if anyone had information on how to cook up pumpkin seeds for birds right from the pumpkin. Everything I find while looking involves roasting while covered in various things. I just wanted plain pumpkin seeds. Maybe they are just dried? or roasted with nothing on em?
I just figure my Jellybean loves pumpkin seeds and we are carving a few next week I should keep the seeds for him.
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we used to make them by just roasting them low (about 250 F) and mixing them up every 15-20 minutes. Just spread them out on a cookie pan with raised edges (or not, it's just easier if they don't slide off) and make sure you clean off as much as the pumpkin as possible, but it's not necessary, especially if you are giving it to your bird...it's just that the pumpkin dries out and is hard to remove.

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I used to roast mine on a cookie sheet with salt for the humans. I don't see any reason why you couldn't do that minus the salt.

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I'm lucky my favorite bird shop carries them.

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For the size of our city there are only a few bird shops and I honestly don't like the idea of bringing food home from any of them (kinda icky and have what I think are seed moths flying around). I have found a grocery store who has raw shelled pumpkin seeds. I make the drive there to get some as well as a organic nut and fruit mix for my lil man.
I just cant help feeling like tossing out the seeds after carving a few pumpkins is a waste. Hmm now I am thinking about it I will have to see if they can have roasted pumpkin, or maybe raw pumpkin. I've seen scavenger birds eating pumpkin remains before. Now sure how good it might be tho.
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