Sprouting for parrots: To germinate and bring about its enzymatic activity, a grain needs water, air, and heat.
When a grain germinates, its proteins are transformed into much more digestible amino acids, its carbohydrates into simple, perfectly assimilable sugars, and fats into fatty acids. Vitamins multiply. These are all processes that the body does not have to perform.
In fact, germinations are said to be predigested foods that allow the body to conserve its energies.
1) Soak the seeds for about 12 to 24 hours in the germination container
2) The germinator has 2 bases, one of which has holes, 2 lids, one of which is perforated. For germination, place the two bases in each other, add the seeds and plenty of water for the soaking period. You can also put them in the water before bed (10-12 hours). Once the soaking period is over, discard the soaking water, rinse well, shake lightly to remove the surplus, and put the perforated lid on. Germination is done at room temperature.
3) The number of grains to be germinated should not exceed 1/3 of the germinator.
4) The water used must be at room temperature.
Germination greatly increases the nutritional value of a grain, it is a real factory of vitamins. germination fills the gaps of a grocery and winter diet, it is a great source of chlorophyll.
1) After soaking, the seeds should be rinsed 2 times a day with water at room temperature.
2) Drain well, put the container with holes in the other.
3) Let germinate until the germ length reaches 1/4 of an inch. On average, it takes about 48 hours.
4) Cover light with the lid with holes.
1) Empty the seed germinator into a large strainer and rinse thoroughly and let drain for about 30 minutes.
2) Pour the contents of the strainer into the germination container (not holed), cover with the lid full, and put in the refrigerator.
3) Keeps for 5 days in the refrigerator.
4) Cover with absorbent paper before putting on the lid which will absorb moisture.
5) Discard the paper towel after 2 days.
What types of seeds do germinate to feed your parrot?
- Leafy seeds: (small seeds) alfalfa, fenugreek, garlic, mustard, radish, and clover, soaked in water for 4 hours and sprouted in pots for five days.
- Legumes: the germination of legumes such as lentils, mung beans, pinto, chickpeas, and green peas releases all the enzymatic and nutritious power.
- Nuts: soaked for 8-12 hours, they are already ready for consumption. Without apparent germ length, they are stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
- Shoots: germination is done on the soil. A cup of grains spread over a liter of the earth will turn into a garden. Shoots of buckwheat, sunflower, and wheat.
- Cereals: spelled and Kamut (ancient wheat), rye, oats, corn, barley, millet, quinoa, amaranth, teff, and triticale, when germinated.
- Umbelliferae: carrot, celery branch, celery root, fennel.
- The mucilaginous: flax, watercress.
- Cruciferous: mustard, radish, turnip, different cabbages.
Why germinate seeds?
- Sprouting greatly increases the Parrots nutritional value of the grain.
- Germination is a real vitamin factory.
- Germination is a predigestion of food.
- Germination develops vital principles ( enzymes ).
- Germination makes it possible to eat immature plants, therefore very concentrated.
- Sprouting fills the gaps in a grocery store and winter Parrot diet.
- Sprouting is a great source of chlorophyll.
- Sprouting is an alternative to cooking.
How to germinate the seeds?
It is a natural process that is extremely easy to perform.
Basically, you can say that mung beans, chickpeas, and black beans need 12-24 hour soaking. Grains like wheat, barley, rye, and oats as well as lentils should soak for 10 to 12 hours. Finally, the shelled sunflower, alfalfa, and sesame, about 4 hours, and corn for 24 hours.
- Always use pure water, never tap or sparkling water.
- When the soaking is complete, discard the water.
- Put the seeds in a jar without a lid on which you place a mosquito net.
- Tilt the jar so that the water drains.
- Rinse two to three times a day and cover with a cloth so that your seeds are in the dark.
- As for almonds, walnuts, filberts, and pecans, we buy them raw. They are considered to be germinated after soaking for about eight hours. Sesame needs a four-hour soak.
- Seeds that are too old or of poor quality
- Lack of air ( too many grains in the pot / too closed place )
- Excess moisture ( bad drainage )
- Poor water quality
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SOURCE:Love of Pets