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Old 08-28-2016, 05:05 PM
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Do they all waste food?

I don't know how much my bird eats he kicks more than half of it out on to the cage floor. It is so annoying and a waste of food.

Some days he makes more of a mess than others.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:07 PM
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Re: Do they all waste food?

If by conure you mean 'fruit slinging machine' then yes mine does. Like a blender with the top off.

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Old 08-28-2016, 05:13 PM
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Re: Do they all waste food?

I've owned many species, and yes it is very normal. It is normal behavior in the wild, where food is plentiful. Remember we are asking them to adapt to our environments. In the wild their eating habits play a role in the eco-system (spreading seeds for new growth, dropping foods to forest floor for other animals to eat). It is not wasteful in their natural environments.
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Re: Do they all waste food?

Only when they are awake.
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:05 PM
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Re: Do they all waste food?

Yep,,ditto!
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:35 PM
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Re: Do they all waste food?

A big 10 4 there buddy. I have a huge 3 foot wide stainless bowl under Saltys main feeding bowl. We are amazed at the amount he drops . At least 6 or 7 eights of his food goes into the bowl. At least he is not a flinger. Get used to it.
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Re: Do they all waste food?

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A big 10 4 there buddy. I have a huge 3 foot wide stainless bowl under Saltys main feeding bowl. We are amazed at the amount he drops . At least 6 or 7 eights of his food goes into the bowl. At least he is not a flinger. Get used to it.
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:30 AM
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Re: Do they all waste food?

I have a shower curtain up behind my birds' cages because they like to fling their fresh food everywhere. Unfortunately one side of the wall closest to Avery's cage is not covered, and every day I get the enjoyable task of cleaning up her wall art. Better than Lorikeet poops imho!

You can always work on finding out the amount your bird does consume, or at least fling, by weighing the food bowl before and after a day of it being there. Then you can work to keep just that amount in the bowl so there's less to waste. I feed my birds a pretty specific amount, and I find Avery only wastes pellets when she's frustrated that I haven't given her enough variety (I change pellet types, fixings, toppings, etc. very often) with her dry food. Of course if they finish everything, I always give more within reason. I just prefer not to free feed as I find my birds are more wasteful if I do.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:23 PM
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Re: Do they all waste food?

My Senegal did not throw out as much food as this little conure.

It does make sense these guys help plant trees and scatter plants in the jungles.

I free feed and I feel awful if I come home and her blow is empty because HE dumped all his food out. I am going to have to try something different like you said. Find the amount he does eat and put less in the bowl. Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:32 PM
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Re: Do they all waste food?

Here was a thread that I started a while back on this very topic... might be fun for you to read.
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