hi Jean Dan here do you give your birds soaked seed and if so do you make your own, I have talked to some breeders on the subject and they seem divided, the ones that don,t, say it can go off and if a bird picks up a bad seed it could be fatal I soak my own but not with a rest full mind yours faithfully DAN from south wales u k
Incorrectly prepared soaked seed can be a horrific killer. It's been my experience that sprouted or soaked seed can turn sour quickly unless a sanitizer of some kind is used in the first soaking. I never thought of a single seed turning bad, just that naturally existing bacteria can and will grow in the warm and moist environment so it needs to be killed before it can grow. I used to use a small amount of bleach in the first rinse, but now I understand there is a purifier sold for human babies that is safe to use. However, I purchase seed that is specifically marketed for soaking and sprouting for my birds and I follow the instructions on the packaging to the letter. I do not ever use the same seed that I feed the birds for soaking.
Hope this helps, Jeanie