Bird Sprouts: Sprouting for Parrots
Sprouting is a fantastic way to improve nutrition in your parrot's diet. Sprouted seeds are actually very nutritionally dense live food. A sprout isn’t part of a plant—it is the plant. Healthy fresh sprouts are full of antioxidants and nutrients that stimulate self-healing.
Sprouts supply your parrot with super charged nourishment that isn't available in seeds or most pellets. Sprouts contain many trace minerals, vitamins, and enzymes necessary for tissue repair and digestive health. But, not all sprouts offer parrot specific nutrients. You'll want to find a seed blend that balances amino acids for complete protein while offering essential enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and chelated minerals.
If you've been putting off making sprouts for your parrot because of fears that it is a time consuming, rigorous process requiring lots of jars and you worry about contanimation, think again.
HOW TO SPROUT FOR BIRDS
Sprouting is very easy ith the Easy Sprout™ there is no need to use jars or worry about contamination when the directions are followed. Rinsing is easy with minimal waste. And, it's a fast, efficient and convenient way to produce and store sprouted seeds, beans, grains & nuts.
The Easy Sprout turns dry seeds into nutrient rich bird food that supplies amino acids for energy plus, enzymes, anti-oxidant vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients.
If you are new to sprouting, read The Complete Guide For Successful Sprouting for Parrots by Leslie Moran, a research based, comprehensive guide regarding the benefits of sprouting and how to sprout for parrots. Packed full of information on how to begin sprouting for both you and your parrot, this guide will provide you with essential background information so that you can confidently begin sprouting.
Generally, sprouts will grow without risk of fungal contamination when ordinary safe food handling measures are used. Never the less, to be on the safe side, Grapefruit Seed Extract - GSE - can be used to prevent fungal contamination. Use one tablespoon of GSE per gallon of pure water to soak seeds in. Or, soak sprouts briefly in a GSE solution and drain prior to use.