I am going to try sprouting this week. I've found plenty of info on how to sprout, but I haven't seen anything about how much and how often to give them for a single budgie. My current schedule is:
- offer a fresh fruit or veggie first thing in the morning (these often go untouched, but we're working on it!)
- 2 tsp of seed when I take the fresh food out
- pellets are available at all times
- He also gets egg food once a week on the weekend.
Would I just replace the fresh fruit/veggie with a couple tsp of sprouts a few days a week?
Definitely let us know how it goes with the Volkman seeds.
I was able to get some sprouts with the Volkman seeds using a mason jar, but I don't think I'm going to continue with this method. Volkman just has too many other non-sproutable things mixed in. I tried to pick it all out before sprouting, but it's time consuming and definitely not something I want to do on a regular basis.
I ended up ordering a Lil Bird sprouting kit (organic seed mix plus a sprouter) from Sprout People and plan to order a Victorio Sprouter to try as well. I'm excited to try them when they arrive!
Volkman seeds sprout well, but like Jen said, there are a lot of little blue bits and other things that are a pain to pick out. I had been using mason jars but haven't done sprouts since last summer because it has been too time consuming to prevent the metal rims from rusting. When I save up a little more money I would like to order some plastic mason rims from Sprout People and also try the Lil Bird mix. Jen, you should let us know how your budgies like the Lil Bird mix!