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Old 07-23-2011, 11:38 AM
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Something No One Told Me About Feeding

Despite how ineffective the vets advice sounded I seperated Bob's pellets and seeds. Once I did that he started eating pellets.

Because that worked I decided to try the samething with his veggies. The way Bob's cage was set up I had the veggies facing the wall. He ignored them. Because the seed and vegie bowls are the same I decided to trick Bob and switched the locations of the seeds and veggies one morning. When I checked back he had payed a little attention to the veggies and none to the seeds. That evening he still hadn't touched his seeds so I picked him up and put him on the seed bowl's perch. An hour later he was eating pellets instead of seeds (very unusual). I then rearranged his cage a little so that the seeds and veggies could be placed together. He is now eating a little from the veggies and eats his seeds.

I would reccomend against wall facing bowls.
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Re: Something No One Told Me About Feeding

Why don't you try to feed your bird at the same table where you eat? They usually love that. It is a flock activity. Also suggest foraging for foods. I took a paper egg carton today cut it up and hid vegies inside. It worked!!
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Re: Something No One Told Me About Feeding

I cannot allow Max in the other room (we have cats) so, what I do is I bring my after work snack in the room where Max is I spend several hours in the bedroom, relaxing (where we have Max). And I bring in fresh veggies cut up in a bowl and begin eating them in front of Max. Then I will stop eating, and open his cage door and he'll fly out to me to join me in snack time
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