Yeah i read on a few sites that for the stubborn bird it was okay to try controlled cold turkey approach.
Mind you I gradually worked up to it. Pablo (cockatiel) was tasting the pellets. He just wouldnt eat them for long so I thought this method would work.
Here is one of the few websites:
I decided not to do it again. I will just keep trying with different foods.
I ordered some nutriberries because there are none in my area.
I also am attempting to sprout seeds for the first time, but I am very nervous about it.
I am scared it will spoil and I won't know if it is spoiled or not.
I don't know if I need to use a new clean strainer each time I rinse or not?
Also, I read on different sites that using organic apple cider vinegar is a good way to remove any bacteria on the sprouts, but I read different uses. Please tell me which one is appropiate =(
1. Spray the seeds with apple cider vinegar before serving the sprouts.
2. Soak the sprouts for 2-5 minutes in 1 part apple cider vinegar and 5 parts water. Rinse afterwards then serve.
3. Soak in apple cider vinegar for 10-15 minutes then serve (Did not say dilution , if any)
So different sites all have different opinions on sprouting so it makes it very confusing for me.
I have been attempting my first sprout and it is my 2nd day and some of the seeds (only about 10%) have tips but not all. I was reading it only takes 2 days for the tails to come but most of my seeds dont have tails . I guess I will wait until tomorrow. So far I am using the soak for 10 hours then rinse every 12 hours method. During the day I try rinsing every 3-6 hours if I can. I am attempting to sprout only bird seeds, safflower, sunflower, millet, canary. (hagens mix)
Can someone give me a for sure guide to know if the sprouts are gone bad?