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  1. #1
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    A wild-type female cockatiel named Gracie (nn Gacy)

    Sprouting

    Hi again,

    I want to start sprouting seeds for Gracie, but I have a few questions first: I've heard ACV is a part of the process, but never how it's used. What's it for?
    Can we use her normal seed mix for the sprouts?

    Any other tips / links are appreciated!

    Also, just a vent about her diet, I may or may not be stressing over it. I've read about calcium overdose a lot and I'm really worried about it. I know her vet told us calcium on the food daily (and she's definitely not eating all of it or her veggies anyway) but it can be a bit stressful when you realize all the research you've done no longer applies to your bird! It's like relearning their care all over again. There's probably tons of owners out there who's birds also have more individual nutrition requirements, but I haven't met one yet, so it's been strange.

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    Willy-Eclectus, Oliver-alexandrine,Mookie-Senegal,Bella- Australian King,Joey and Peewee- Barrabands, Peachiegirl-Peachfront conure,Pepper- crimson belly conure, Peanut-plum head, Babyblue-parrotlette, Harry and Louie-canaries.
    I sprout and give them to my birds daily. The acv is used when rinsing the sprouts to kill any bacteria, mold etc. Definitely use a good quality seed for sprouting. I get mine from MUM’s here in Canada. They sell organic seeds specifically meant for sprouting.
    I think that your vet is being cautious regarding the calcium for Gracie. I don’t think cockatiels have a specific breeding period, so Gracie could lay an egg any time. He is probably just making sure that she doesn’t have any more issues with laying eggs. You could possibly ask your vet about giving it to her every other day after you discuss your concerns with him.

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    A wild-type female cockatiel named Gracie (nn Gacy)
    Thanks!!

    Does this seem like the right way to do it? I'm looking forward to offering them, especially since she's just a smidge more curious about new food.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yxIHPPtzSU

    She is still nesting on her eggs...or trying too, I guess. in the mornings and evenings she pushes them under her and tries sitting on them. She moves around a bit trying to get comfy and once she is, she sits there for a minute and then goes to go eat instead.

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    Willy-Eclectus, Oliver-alexandrine,Mookie-Senegal,Bella- Australian King,Joey and Peewee- Barrabands, Peachiegirl-Peachfront conure,Pepper- crimson belly conure, Peanut-plum head, Babyblue-parrotlette, Harry and Louie-canaries.
    Yes, the video is showing you a pretty foolproof way to do it.
    Good luck with this. I’ll be interested in seeing the results.

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