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Pat, have you tried making them a foraging tray yet? Those are really easy, can be reusable and you can change it up as often as you want.
 

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Pat, have you tried making them a foraging tray yet? Those are really easy, can be reusable and you can change it up as often as you want.
How would I go about that?
 

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I have looked at mizzelys store before but theres a lot more I haven't seen I think I'll order a good batch of toys from mizzely when I have some extra money
 

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How would I go about that?
Various ways. Cut a cardboard box into a tray, use a low plastic tupperware container, my budgies have a plastic dog slow feeder bowl. You put some seed in it and add a thin layer (for beginner foragers, you can add more when they know how to properly use it) of some "foraging material" which can be anything from crinkle paper to bird safe bedding. Extra stuff can be added like foot toys or toy parts etc.
 

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Various ways. Cut a cardboard box into a tray, use a low plastic tupperware container, my budgies have a plastic dog slow feeder bowl. You put some seed in it and add a thin layer (for beginner foragers, you can add more when they know how to properly use it) of some "foraging material" which can be anything from crinkle paper to bird safe bedding. Extra stuff can be added like foot toys or toy parts etc.
Ill try it!
 

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Here are some examples :)
 

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I have looked at mizzelys store before but theres a lot more I haven't seen I think I'll order a good batch of toys from mizzely when I have some extra money
I think that a good option for variety could be a bongo box. You can set the price to suit your budget

For foraging trays, make sure it is in something they can't lift or they may tip the contents making even more mess :rolleyes:
 

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So my bird is broken I followed advice from AB to keep them from laying eggs like rearranging the cage and she still decided to lay an egg stitch is being very protective of it and not allowing me to go near it I was able to lure him away and grab it what’s my next course of action?
 

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Also I have a good couple of months worth of chop now I just made a nice large batch

peas, carrots, flax seeds, chia seeds, cucumbers (only a small amount due to them being a water vegetable I did about a third of a small cucumber in this giant batch), radish’s, bell peppers, a small amount of walnuts, egg, some eggshell (a small amount for calcium with Steve deciding to lay eggs), blackberries, raspberries (small amount as I got them mostly for treats to give some to help with bonding. I used 5 of each in this large batch) and that’s it.

I put a small amount out for them to try stitch demolished half of what I put out in 5 minutes I’ll post a picture in the what are your birds eating thread tomorrow if I can remember.

with advice from AB I’m going to boil their egg then give it back to them to prevent excessive egg laying.

also stainless steel bowls
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Also I have a good couple of months worth of chop now I just made a nice large batch

peas, carrots, flax seeds, chia seeds, cucumbers (only a small amount due to them being a water vegetable I did about a third of a small cucumber in this giant batch), radish’s, bell peppers, a small amount of walnuts, egg, some eggshell (a small amount for calcium with Steve deciding to lay eggs), blackberries, raspberries (small amount as I got them mostly for treats to give some to help with bonding. I used 5 of each in this large batch) and that’s it.

I put a small amount out for them to try stitch demolished half of what I put out in 5 minutes I’ll post a picture in the what are your birds eating thread tomorrow if I can remember.

with advice from AB I’m going to boil their egg then give it back to them to prevent excessive egg laying.

also stainless steel bowls
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I also forgot to mention I give some seeds on the side as well not a ton like they used too and most of the seeds I give them I put around the cage for them to forage to find.
 

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Food has been fed.
 

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Steve just laid her second egg no problems so far so good when I get a chance later tonight I’ll try to sneak past stitch to grab it and boil it. He’s been really feisty because of these eggs I was getting somewhere with our bind them Steve started laying and now whatever I do he’s trying to eat me he would be a good father but going anywhere near Steve it’ll the eggs he freaks out the most.
 

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I have looked at mizzelys store before but theres a lot more I haven't seen I think I'll order a good batch of toys from mizzely when I have some extra money
You won’t be disappointed they are amazing :heart:
 

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So sorry for loss of your dad your new babies are gorgeous
I hope you manage to get egg laying under control
 

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So sorry for loss of your dad your new babies are gorgeous
I hope you manage to get egg laying under control
Thank you.

This isn't her first time laying She's laid 2 times before but this time I tried to keep her from laying when I started noticing mating behavior between the two she usually lays about 5 eggs but this time both of them are being very feisty for the eggs I would let them hatch if It wasn't irresponsible to do so.
 

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Thank you.

This isn't her first time laying She's laid 2 times before but this time I tried to keep her from laying when I started noticing mating behavior between the two she usually lays about 5 eggs but this time both of them are being very feisty for the eggs I would let them hatch if It wasn't irresponsible to do so.
They sound like they are definitely defending there little eggs
 
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