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Old 05-26-2008, 11:56 PM
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I know this might be a little strange, but lately I have found Little Joe on the bottom of his cage, eating the dried poop. I have a grate that separates the pull out tray from the perching area, and poop sometimes gets stuck to it. I don't know why Little Joe is eating it... and maybe someone else does

I have read that it might be lack of vitamins, but I do have a cuttlebone/mineral block in their cage that he seems to enjoy. I also feed them fresh fruits and veggies about every other day. They eat Harrison's Pellets for their main diet.

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my birds also do that.., i think they just enjoy looking for food on the ground... so i placed the carrots in a little plate and put it on the bottom of the cage.. since budgies eat almost anything you offer them, they may sometimes get curious and try to eat their own poop... lol, i saw yeye biting off the dried poop on the grate and not eating it, i think he's cleaning his cage..lol...
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do you ever feed them any seed?
budgies are grass parakeets and need seed in their diet, just not an all seed diet...
most birds will pick at the dried poo if they have nothing better to do...
clean the poo off more regularly and give the budgies more interactive toys... there are great easy-to-make toys in the DIY section, that cost very little (like a bit of paper)...

sorry if i sound like im harassing you, you take care of your babies very well!
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Thanks for all of the advice!

DeBree420- no worries I still have so much to learn and am definitely open to all types of suggestions I always run out of toy ideas... so thanks for showing me that section!

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Budgieloveee if you follow the link to this thread it will explain a lot of things for you. This question comes up a lot.

http://www.talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=18698

I have given a full explanation of why the birds do it.
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My birds do that all the time. At first I use to chase them away but now I give up, if they are happy doing it, then why should I stop them.
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My budgies did that only when I moved them into a new cage.

I guess that was their way of exploring the bottom of the cage.

they never ate it just picked at it lol.
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My bird doesn't eat poop, but rather cleans it up. She HATES it when poop is on her perch and promptly flicks it off with her beak (she's smart and, fortunately, only does this when it's dry!)
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