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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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Default How to keep sprouts fresh longer for the birds?

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The sprouted seeds I offer my budgies smell bad pretty quickly. How do I keep them fresh longer? Does apple cider vinegar help?

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Not sure if it will work or not, mine usually go through them fast enough that I don't need to store them long. But if you wrap a paper towel around lettuce, it keeps for a ridiculous amount of time. Maybe it will works for sprouts too? Good luck!
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Sprouts do have a smell all their own.....but they should keep in a sealed jar in the 'fridge for a few days...
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Over several years we have chosen Mung Bean sprouts, the smaller seeds turn into mush more rapidly. We have been feeding a larger flock than most people.
We run 3 days at a time in rotation and refrigerate as soon as we get 2 to 3 leaves. The chill stops the growth but the size keeps more air space between
so there is a lower break down of live tissue. We rinse a lot as well. Sprouts
are important in the growth of chicks and support of parents. Experiment and see which works best, Blessings, Jo Ann
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