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Sunflower sprouts safe for young redfoot?

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  1. tpence1991

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    I just picked up some sunflower sprouts at the farmer's market. Are these safe for my ~5 month old redfoot?

    What are y'alls thoughts? Thanks
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    I've fed them a few times and they're always taken well. Sprouts are high in protein so not something to feed often. Use moderately like Maro2Bear said.
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    Yes they are safe. They are very high in phosphorus so moderation is key with these sprouts. That being said they do have a very good nutritional profile. If there was one sprout I would pick to live off of it would be the sunflower sprout or microgreen.
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    Thanks for pointing that out. I was so focused on the 25%-30% protein that I hadn't even noticed the 1:8.5 Ca:p.

    Edit: Don't know how to use emojis, not sure how I got that in there, and can't edit it out. Please ignore.
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