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Old 06-23-2020, 09:22 AM   #1
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Sorghum Grain

Hello all, hope you are all healthy and well. I was given a bag of Bobs Red Mill Sorghum. Can you tell me if it is safe to feed my parrotlet with it? I have heard mixed opinions. Thank you very much!
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Welcome to the forum! Thanks for writing!


Bob's Red Mill Sorghum is a vegan product that has been certified Kosher. It is a great product of 100% whole grain that has not been fermented. Usually, whole grain is good for parrotlets. I see no problem in giving some to your parrotlet, but I have never used this product.
A sorghum product may be a little heavy for a p'lett. but the key is in the refining! It is sweeter than honey in most cases and is also known as sorghum molasses. You can pop it like pop corn, use it in salads, etc.


I couldn't find any negative things about Bob's Red Mill that would harm your p'lett. If it is sweet, your p'lett may not like it. Just double check the known ingredients ( any additives) listed on the product label.
Keep us posted about your p'lett. Send some pics and tell us its name, etc.


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Old 06-23-2020, 11:42 AM   #3
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I don't know much about sorghum grain, but I know that grains, as a whole, are good or our birds and there's all kinds of grains you can give your bird. I did a quick search and found this about sorghum, "if you sprout for your birds, DO NOT sprout sorghum! It is safe when dry, but when sprouted it contains hydrogen cyanide". Yikes!

I'm curious, what are the negatives you've heard about it?
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:22 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for your answers David and Anya.
I followed pkg directions and cooked the Sorghum before mixing with veggies and some seeds to make it more attractive for Casper. Anya, I read that it could be poisonous to animals and now I know why—thanks.
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:32 PM   #5
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Here is Casper enjoying the Sorghum mixed balls—now I know it is ok.
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Claudia and Casper,


Casper...what a cutie you are! You have such a loving parront! Lucky you! Hey, how about telling us a little about yourself? Besides being beautiful, gorgeous, handsome, etc...( you already know that! ), How about telling us your age, etc.?


And, we love pics!


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So, Casper likes sorghum? Great! Love the pic! Casper looks like a sweet little guy sitting there! Thanks for sharing with us!

You've inspired me to try to make some birdie bread - I've never made it before.
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