Safe Grains, Legumes/bean, Nuts, Seeds & Herbal Tea

DizzyBlue

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Here are a few other bits and pieces you can feed to your birdie remember all in moderation and it's to add variety to their diet.


Suggested grains list for cooking
Amaranth
Buckwheat
Barley
Brown Rice
Chickpeas
Corn (dry, pop corn type)
Kamut
Millet
Oats
Quinoa
Spelt
Triticale
Wheat

List of legumes/beans suitable for cooking
(soak overnight and boil for at least 40 mins all beans. Lentils don't need to be soaked)
Aduki bean
Borlotti bean
Butter bean
Chickpea
Haricot
Kidney bean
Lentils (any variety)
Mung bean
Pinto bean
Peas
Soya bean
Grains, Legumes, Seeds, Nuts suitable for sprouting:
Barley (whole)
Buckwheat
Brown Rice
Kamut
Millet
Oats (whole)
Spelt
Triticale
Wheat
Amaranth
Quinoa
Aduki beans
Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
Lentils (not split)
Mung beans
Peas (dry, whole)
Alfalfa
Broccoli
Cabbage
Clover
Chia
Cress
Fenugreek
Flax
Mustard
Radish
Rocket
Sesame
Turnip
Almonds
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds

Seeds suitable for growing greens/grass
Barley
Kamut
Oats
Spelt
Triticale
Wheat
Peas
Sunflower seeds
Alfalfa
Broccoli
Cabbage
Clover
Chia
Cress
Fenugreek
Flax
Mustard
Radish
Rocket
Sesame
Turnip

Tea varieties suitable for parrots - always a controversial subject but listed are some herbal alternatives
Decaffeinated black, green or white tea in small quantities - check the information on the box to make sure it is decaffeinated using CO2 or/and water method, rather than using ethyl acetate. Organic teas are decaffeinated using the CO2/water method so best stick with those.

Chamomile tea
Calendula tea
Dandelion tea
Fennel tea
Ginger tea
Hibiscus tea (make it weak or give in small quantities, can lower blood pressure).
Linden tea
Nettle tea
Peppermint tea
Raspberry leaf tea
Rooibos tea
Rosebuds tea

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Karen

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Tascha how do you grow chia seeds when you put them in water they go all gluey ,I ve got loads and just sprinkle a bit on top of their food sometimes. Then I soak it in water and use it all gluey for birdie bread.
 

DizzyBlue

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You don't soak these seeds to get them to germinate like some seeds due to their gluey content, what you do is pop them on to a growing medium such as a bit of damp soil or a bit of clean hemp sacking. You keep the growing medium damp by either moistening or spray misting it :thumbsup: . Nutritional info bascially it has vitamins A, B, C and E, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium All Essential Amino Acids & Antioxidants with a protein of approx 20-25%


Shelf life of dried beans kept at a dry 70 degrees is 4 to 5 years, as a sprouted green maximum one week and sprouting should take 5 or 6 days. :biggrin:
 

Karen

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Great thanks I've got a hemp sprouting bag will try it and let you see how it turns out . Thanks a million xx
 

Bob

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Tascha, the ones you listed as suitable for sprouting, do they not need cooking, I ask because mine like them sprouted (chickpeas mainly) but turn there beaks up once they are boiled and mushy...
 

DizzyBlue

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non comprenday dude..... not actually getting the thread of what you mean.... do you mean you sprout them and then turn them to mush errrr I mean cook them? or do you mean you just wanna kill them in the cooking pan errrr I mean cook them without sprouting? Two trains of thought here Bob......but either way over cooking kills all the goodness and vits anyways so a bit pointless! Time you had cooking lessons matey :laugh: your veggi's should be cooked so they are slightly firm but never mushy they should hold firmly together on the fork not need sucking off your plate with a straw :rofl:


or do you mean sprout them and then just feed them without cooking the sprouted beans?... which from the sounds of your cooking abilities maybe a god send :laugh:
 

DizzyBlue

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http://www.landofvos.com/articles/sprouts.html


Here you are everybody this is a great little website it's the kitchen physician for birdies :thumbsup:


http://www.landofvos.com/articles/wbsprouts.html


another great article by them for sprouting for the aviculturist.


It explains it all better then I do. Some you have to cook after sprouting so I listed them under cooking and the ones that you can just sprout and feed listed under sprouting.......


Personaly I think it could just be your cooking skills...... :tease:


Updated 11/2015 - Land of Vos website seems to be no longer available, there is currently a copy of Carolyn Swicegood's article  Sprouting for Healthier birds, hosted at


http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww32e.htm
 
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Luthien

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:)  Thanks!  I'm trying to find things I like to eat and he can eat so I can start weaning him
 

mama_hill

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i love this list. i sprout mung beans for them nearly every week & weirdly enough i have chia seeds but didnt know they could be sprouted because of all the glueyness. hubby actually drinks it, says is super good for you. i wont tell you what some people say it looks like.
 

DizzyBlue

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Stonkingly great nutritionally, 63% calcium and the omega 3 WOWZER totally great for the veggi peeps as its an excellent source of veggi protein, spot of beta carotene going on in there, lots of iron, magnesium too, massive in the old dietary fibre area   :thumbsup:  Mr Mama-Hill your spot on geezer with your assessment of its great hidden properties 
 
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