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Dear "parronts"! ☺️

I hope you guys can help me with a few questions I have, about sprouting seeds for parrotlets. ☺️

I'm looking for a good sprout mix for my two female parrotlets; Nikki 13, and Leeloo 10 years. ☺️
I really want the nutritional value of the sprout mix to include all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, etc. that a parrotlet needs every day.

I live in Denmark, so unfortunal the market for buying sprouted seeds for parrots, is sadly very poor. ☺️

But I think that I've finally found a sprout mix on a danish website, that I think looks very good! ☺️
I would really appreciate it, if you guys could help me, and tell me what you think about the sprout mix I've found, - if it's good or bad for parrotlets, please. ☺️

The sprout mix is from a brand called "AviSeed", and it contains these ingredients: ☺️

Cardi (safflower), green peas, Kadjang Idjoe (mungbeans), what, Dunpeas, Brown peas (Pigeon peas), Buckwheat, Yellow peas, Lentils, White Dari, Milo, Red Dari, Yellow millet, Japanese millet, Barley, Sesame seeds.

- What do you guys think, would that be a good and healthy sprout mix to give my sweethearts?.. ☺️

I've always read that sunflower seeds is way to fatty for parrotlets!
But I'm actually thinking about adding a few extra sunflower seeds in the sprout mix to.
- And I'll tell you why; ☺️

Recently I've been told by a danish avian vet, that if you sprout sunflower seeds, all the fat transforms into healthy proteins in stead..!
So sunflower should'nt be bad, but actually very healthy for parrotlets!
- as long as the seeds is sprouted.☺️

- Have you guys ever heard of that?!..

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- Nikki and Leeloo ☺️

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This looks very nice and tasty.
Well done, Misschris.
I agree with the Avian vet. A few sprouted sunflower seeds are fine.
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Hi Christine,

Here is a link to the one that I use (2 of my birds are parrotlets and they love it): https://www.chinaprairie.com/afd.html. I use the Avian FRESH Diet-MicrograinTM. It is organic and non-GMO. I don't know where the other one comes from but this one is from California. I am in Canada and purchase it from someone who sells it here but could order directly. If interested, I would contact them to see if there is someone Denmark who already imports or maybe you could start a little side business..

The seeds use the fat in them for energy and that is how they sprout and why they are no longer fatty. They are also incredibly rich in enzymes and the nutrients available (vitamins and minerals) are much more bioavailable and potent. As a nutritionist, I recommend sprouts to all my clients for their enzymatic properties and as clean proteins.

Hope this helps, Audrey
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Hi guys! ☺️

Thank you both very much for your answers! 😊

I'm very pleased to hear that it's a good sprout mix for my parrotlets, "Flapping Mama" ☺️

That looks like a good sprout mix you use "Audrey McDonough"! ☺️
Sadly, it's a bit expensive if I had to buy it all the way from Canada, so yes, I would be very gratefull if you could find out if it's possible for me, to buy your sprout mix in Denmark.
- Thank you! 😊

There's so little info here in Denmark about it, and sadly not many feed their parrots with sprouted seeds, - both breeders and private people.
Be course, I believe like you Audrey, that it's a very nutritional food to give birds. ☺️

So I would love if I may ask you guys a couple of questions about how you feed sprouted seeds to your birds, please. ☺️

- Is it okay to feed your birds with sprouted seeds every day?
How often do you give it? ☺️

- What time a day do you give sprouted seeds?
(Mornings, or afternoons?)

- Is there a time a day, when it would be best to feed sprouted seeds? ☺️
(I do it every afternoon. ☺️)

- How much do you give every bird?
(Small birds in particular. ☺️)

- Do you use sprouted sunflower seed in your mix? ☺️
(Is it okay to give sunflowers daily?
Or maybe only a few times a week?)

Audrey, - does it mean that when birds eat sunflower seeds, (or other fatty seeds) that is sprouted, the seeds no longer contains so much fat ?.. ☺️

Thank you very much for your help, - and your time! 😊

- Have a nice day. 😊

Kind regards Christine
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