sprouted sunflower seeds

by Darren
(Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

My Indian Ringneck, 'Indiana' is 3 months old. She eats a variety of foods, including fruit, veg, pellets and sprouted seeds. However she only eats the sprouted sunflower seeds in the mix and not the other sprouts. Will this be ok for her long term as she gets older? I know sprouted sunflower seeds are very nutritious, but should I feed her other sprouts and just ADD A LITTLE of the sunflower seeds?

Also, how many pellets should she eat each day? 1 tea spoon? 1 table spoon? (I feed her Harrison's organic pellets, high potency).


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Dec 17, 2011
How much pellets to feed bird
by: The Avian Vet

She needs 80% pellets, 20% treats. Leave pellets available all the time, she will eat the amount she needs. I guess that the amount would be about 2-3 tablespoons per day, maybe more.

Dr B

Nov 25, 2011
sprouted sunflower seeds
by: Linda

Read the package because it has suggested amounts for different sized birds. There is also an 800 number on package or at the Harrison's Bird Foods site online, and they are very helpful people there at Harrisons. They'll need to know what size grind and what else your bird eats. They suggest 80-85% of diet in pellets, and the rest in veggies or the sprouts. Do not feed too much of the veggies and sprouts or your bird will not eat enough pellets.

The sunflower seed sprouts are fine because the sprouts have NO fat and are all high quality protein, so continue to give her what she wants in the sprouts. Next time you buy seeds, just get high quality plump sunflower seeds from a bird food place and not at Wal-Mart or somewhere like that because their wild bird mixes are basically crap for a lot of money.


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