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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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Old 07-31-2015, 02:06 AM
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Default Will it work in a food silo?

I recently ordered Dr. Harvey's Our Best Parakeet Food on-line. I like to use food silos, because the hulls fall to the bottom of the cage (and on the floor LOL) instead of back in the bowl. I can easily see when I need to add food, and I don't have to reach in the cage to take out a bowl. The food stays clean, too.

I have used some seed in the past that had larger pieces. The pieces would clog the silo, and I would have to mess around with the feeder in an attempt to get the food to fall into the cup.

Does Dr. Harvey's seed have large chunks? Am I going to have to use a bowl?

I have also read how people feed their birds at a certain time of day (i.e. in the morning). Is that just when you change the food in their bowl every day? I should be leaving food in the cage at all times, right?

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Hi, Tracy

I don't know if the Dr. Harvey's will work with the food silo or not.
I use stainless steel food and water dishes in all my F040s.

I keep three different kinds of pellets in my bird's cages 24/7.

Each morning when I clean their cages and put fresh newspaper on the bottom grates, I scatter about 2 tsp of seed on the paper.
They love foraging for the seed and it's a fun start for their morning.

Mid-afternoon is their "millet-break" not much -- just two or three little balls of millet each.

In the evenings, when Sparky moves back into his own flight cage, Sunny always gets a couple teaspoons of seed in a dish in his cage because he's my tiny little American Budgie and doesn't eat his pellets as well as the other budgies do. He never finishes it but I like having it there for him in case he's especially hungry.

I never put much seed in Sunny's dish at one time and whatever is leftover is given to the wild outdoor birds the next day.

Also, I've found that the lower in the cage I put the food dishes, the less mess ends up on the floor outside the cage.
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