Sprinting down the street
- Rochester, NY
- Real Name
Agreed! My GCC will watch me eat my food and then try it himself! It’s really funny, he looks up at my face when I put something in my mouth then he tries itI read somewhere that parrots eat in flocks in the wild. (Can't remember where). Anyways... They actually watch their flock mates eat food from unknown areas or types & make sure that "1st partot to try" doesn't drop dead from the said consumed food. The reason has to do w/ toxins & poisons & immediate death (supposedly). Then they will eat.
I agree abt trying the pellet or veggie/fruit or sprouts. It's not going to hurt you & they'll eat better.
They know & I also want to explain this disgusting thing I do. Every mother says chew w/ your mouth closed.... Right? Well I show Buddy it's in my mouth & I am eating it, even swallowing it... He's a Zon whom was particularly aggravated that he wasn't getting his once 1/2 bowl of seeds & peanuts after bring w/ it for 25+ yrs of this terrible diet. I had to go that far w/ it! Gross but it worked!!! 4 yrs gotcha tomorrow & he now eats a 1-2 tablespoons of seeds a day (including treats). He eats pellets, sprouts & fresh anything we buy + occasionally warm food items like his 1/2 scrambled egg a week.
Anyone can do this if they take much time & practice on a bird.
Congratulations @Reems w/ doing this w/ your birds!