07-31-2015, 07:52 AM
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.