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Old 05-27-2012, 11:49 PM
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Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

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The only time I've ever seen this behavior, from a bird, was when I was young and watching my mom's ducks eat. They would dip their mouths into water while eating.

Well, my goffin, Sassy does this. Is that normal?
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:05 AM
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

Our Conures and Amazon dunk their food. It's funny to watch. I have to change their water Lots because of it though.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:36 AM
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

All five of mine do it! Sully will take banana chips and drop them in the water for a few seconds then bob for them. He also takes one bite out of his dried papaya and drop it in the water, its so weird he does it with every pieces he just takes one chunk out and drops it in.
Rosey is the worst, I moved her water to the other side of the cage from her pellets but she still carries it across her cage to make birdy soup.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:41 AM
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

It's so funny to me! I've never seen Amigo do this, I'm glad to here this is a pretty normal behavior, thanks!
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:47 AM
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

Yep, Loki is a persistent dunker!

Sugar, rarely dunks. What she does do, is chew in a toy while chewing on her pellet. No idea why she does this, but she has to chew while chewing!!
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

Quote: Originally Posted by KatherineI View Post
Yep, Loki is a persistent dunker!

Sugar, rarely dunks. What she does do, is chew in a toy while chewing on her pellet. No idea why she does this, but she has to chew while chewing!!

That is sooo funny! Definitely characters!

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Old 05-28-2012, 01:59 AM
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

I see more of the smaller toos dunk their food more so then larger toos. Dixie does it too, everyday!!! Java don't do it at all, thank goodness.....
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

My budgies don't but my parakeet sure does. Even when the food bowl was on the opposite corner as the water.
But he only does this with pellets. Fresh foods and seeds are ready to eat.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:46 AM
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

Mine are not food dunkers very often, but boy can they make a beautiful wood soup!
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Re: Do your birds "dunk" their food in water??

My quaker won't eat it if he hasn't dunked it in his water! Its pretty funny!
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