this is my first post on here and i hope someone can help me
So I have my first ever pet budgie named Charlie, he is about 9 weeks old. I'm new to owning budgies but I have an aviary outside with a lot of different finches and canaries and a pair of white fronted blue scarlet parrots, I also used to have a pet Cockatiel called Lucy but we had to get rid of her because my cat was causing problems.
Charlie's very happy and playful in his new cage and loves me and my family. He is a real people bird, he can't get close enough to me and even grooms me like he does himself.
My question is: If i was to plant some of the trill budgie seed mix that I buy for him in some cotton wool balls and grow the seeds. Would the all the plants produced be safe for him to eat if I was to put the planted seeds in his cage and continue to grow them there?
Also, as a side note, does anyone have any really cheap and easy toys I can make for him to keep him busy while I'm at school?
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I'm looking forward to hearing all about Charlie and hopefully seeing some pictures soon!!
It's great to have you with us and I'm glad you're exploring seed sprouting, as this is very good nutrition for budgies.
You've been given good advice and information, please tell us how things work out
Hope to meet your little budgie soon and see you around the forums!
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
I sprout seeds all the time for our family and find that jar sprouting is a lot easier than on cotton (cheaper too).
Our bird Clouds has developed a taste for alfalfa sprouts. Sprouting their own seeds is excellent too, as it turns some of the fatty content into more useful nutrients.
All you need is a decent size jar, any kind of mesh type fabric (cheese cloth, mesh or even old pantyhose will do -as long as they've been cleaned ) and an elastic band.
Heaps of videos on YouTube to help you get started with the method. This is the one I always refer my friends to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmKctMME_xc
Although people generally eat fully sprouted seeds, you can give them to your birds at every stage of the process, with different results and nutritional contents (but all good).