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Old 08-09-2019, 02:11 AM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

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Callum's my weird fid and not only dips his food, but he dips it while hanging upside down. I give him a perch to sit on and everything, but he still clings to the side of his cage, head down, and then dips his food.
Now that’s what I call style
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:52 AM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

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Callum's my weird fid and not only dips his food, but he dips it while hanging upside down. I give him a perch to sit on and everything, but he still clings to the side of his cage, head down, and then dips his food.
Now that’s what I call style


Darn it...Is Callum available to teach Ellie some style? How about HRH to each her some class? Do we have a 12 step program for 'uncouth' parrot behaviour...or 'how to make your parrot a true HRH like the most un-humble Lilly Pilly that I can take Ellie through???
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Remi dips all sorts of things into water to soften it up. Petey, I haven't seen her do that yet.
One time, I parked in front of my work building and there were a few crows on the parking lot. I happened to have some pretzels with me, so I threw some for the crows. One picked up some, went to the nearest rain puddle and started dunking the pretzel in it, lol. It was awesome.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:57 AM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

My Sunny actually likes to dip her SEEDs when eating. Not into either of her water dishes, but into the tower-style backup-water-dispenser with the tiny little area for lapping up water.

She occasionally Deposits her veggies into her large water dish, apparently for decoration, and her pellets she likes dry. She seems to view her Harrison's pellets (actually, the budgies' pellets, which they refused) as something like Doritos - a between-meal crunchy snack.
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:09 AM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

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Callum's my weird fid and not only dips his food, but he dips it while hanging upside down. I give him a perch to sit on and everything, but he still clings to the side of his cage, head down, and then dips his food.
Now that’s what I call style
Darn it...Is Callum available to teach Ellie some style? How about HRH to each her some class? Do we have a 12 step program for 'uncouth' parrot behaviour...or 'how to make your parrot a true HRH like the most un-humble Lilly Pilly that I can take Ellie through???
I'll have to get a picture of Callum doing it. It's kind of funny to watch, honestly.

Callum could teach her! I'm sure he wouldn't mind. Especially if I'm eating. Then he'll stare at me as he dips and eats his food. Water bowl gets very dirty very quickly.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:53 AM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Ta-dah loves to make soup with pellets. Makes humane slave clean water bowl every few hours so nasty bacteria grows. I moved the bowl far far away to another Galaxy to try and cut this down, no luck she just commutes with pellets now. Lol didn't decrease the behavior at all, but at least we are both equally irked now !!
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Two out of my three green cheeks are what we like to call “dirty dippers.” In matter of fact, Izzy dunks everything she eats.


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Ta-dah loves to make soup with pellets. Makes humane slave clean water bowl every few hours so nasty bacteria grows. I moved the bowl far far away to another Galaxy to try and cut this down, no luck she just commutes with pellets now. Lol didn't decrease the behavior at all, but at least we are both equally irked now !!
Since my Sunny goes to so much trouble to dip all her food into the Tiny drinking-slot of her back-up water-tower, I tried adding Yet Another small water dish to her cage, right beside her food dish.

The result is a new soup-filled water dish. But she STILL insists on reaching, at an impossible angle, to continue to dunk everything into the little millimeters-wide water canal of her back-up water-tower.
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