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Separating good bird seeds from the husks.

This has been my biggest bird problem. How do you effectively separate good bird seeds from the husks without throwing the whole thing away?

I've tried blowing the husks away which gets all over the place including on my face an in my mouth. Even tried vaccuming it up too. Any suggestions?
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Re: Separating good bird seeds from the husks.

What is the reason you want to do this? I just put seed out as a treat and throw away any seed that is left over. Parrots take enough of our time and I would not want to separate the husk from the seeds. But if this is something you want to do I wish you lots a luck. I imagine you are being thrifty. I saw an invention on the internet that was billed as a seed separater but it was expensive.

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Re: Separating good bird seeds from the husks.

I just blow at it, and hold my face at a distance. I hold the bowl over the bottom of the cage to catch mess.

I can't think of a better method really, my mom said that for her finch that she used to own, she just took a plastic spoon and used that to scoop the bad stuff out.

I do this process too because, I like to check if I'm feeding them enough or if it's just full of husks and they need a refill.

There was another reason, but I forgot already. Lol
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Re: Separating good bird seeds from the husks.

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What is the reason you want to do this? I just put seed out as a treat and throw away any seed that is left over. Parrots take enough of our time and I would not want to separate the husk from the seeds. But if this is something you want to do I wish you lots a luck. I imagine you are being thrifty. I saw an invention on the internet that was billed as a seed separater but it was expensive.
I forgot to mention this is for my parakeets. I don't want to throw the whole thing away because I give them ALOT of seeds because I'm gone for at least 8 hours. I suppose I could give smaller portions.
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Re: Separating good bird seeds from the husks.

Oh I understand now what you want to do. Perhaps you could measure the seed you feed and kinda look at what is left that was not eaten so you can deduct that amt. from the next day. If all the seed appears to be husk then you have not fed enough. Hows that??
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