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My starling will only eat insects! Help!

dovemom

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I've been raising Oliver for about two months now, and he eats on his own now (he does still try to eat from me though, but he's in the process of weaning.) I've been trying to get him eating the dog food and poultry crumble mix, but he only eats the freeze dried soldier worms i put on the floor of his cage (to encourage foraging.)
How can I get him to realize that the food is, well, food? Should I remove the dried worms at the bottom?
Also, I thought I had him in a big enough cage ( four feet high, two feet long and three feet wide) but his feathers are messed up from him flying into the sides of the cage when he sees me (he gets really excited.) How can I discourage this?
 

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