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Old 05-28-2013, 01:33 PM
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I let this sprig of spray millet sprout for a couple of days and served it for breakfast today. Needless to say they loved it! And got their beaks quite dirty, hehe. ^^










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They seem to be enjoying the spray millet sprout! I have to try this with my budgies. Thanks for the idea! Your budgies are BEAUTIFUL by the way!



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So cute, and they sure DO look happy!!
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Beautiful pics. I like the sprouting millet idea too. Could you please tell me how you got it to do this.
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Thanks for your comments!

I used my pancake shaker to soak the millet in water for two days. Of course a high glass or vase would work, too! I then rinsed the millet and stood it back into the (empty) shaker. The next couple of days I rinsed it 2-3 times a day. When it was ready for feeding I bathed it in water with a little bit of vinegar, gave it one last rinse and cut off the lowest part which for some reason hadn't sprouted. It's important that you keep it somewhere dark at first, because Millet sprouts in the dark. Once you can see some roots you can put it out in the light. Hope this helps!
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They are really loving the treat, I'll have to try it out with my birds!
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Thanks for your comments!

I used my pancake shaker to soak the millet in water for two days. Of course a high glass or vase would work, too! I then rinsed the millet and stood it back into the (empty) shaker. The next couple of days I rinsed it 2-3 times a day. When it was ready for feeding I bathed it in water with a little bit of vinegar, gave it one last rinse and cut off the lowest part which for some reason hadn't sprouted. It's important that you keep it somewhere dark at first, because Millet sprouts in the dark. Once you can see some roots you can put it out in the light. Hope this helps!
Thanks Janna, that makes perfect sense. It turns out I had everything I needed in the house so I now have some soaking
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What a great idea - I'll have to give it a go. Your budgies look like they're having a ball!
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Thanks Janna, that makes perfect sense. It turns out I had everything I needed in the house so I now have some soaking
Good luck with it, I'm happy to have inspired you! Ah and I forgot to say, don't give up on it too soon if it doesn't do anything, mine took over a week until it was ready, and several days to show any sign of growth at all. Although perhaps that's because it's still sort of winter here...
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Such an amazing idea!!! I will definitely be doing this for my little peep!
Your birds look so happy and really enjoying that treat!
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