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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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Hi everyone,
As you know I keep finches a budgie and a lovebird. Since I started keeping birds I have been using this method to give them greens in an appealing way. So, I get a used toilet roll made of normal card board and cut it into a ring about 10cm in height and go out into my larger birdcage with the finches and get a handful of the planted seed I have growing. I put a bunch in the toilet roll, cut two holes in the side and attach to the cage wire with a cable tie.
All my birds find it super appealing, Charlie get on top of it and eats it while whistling about, my lovebird Cassie eats the seeds poking out at the bottom and the finches eat all of it.
So it's just a plain toilet roll holder which has no leftover paper on it, growing parrot or finch seed mix which is then put into the toilet roll holder.
Obviously you could put a huge variety of fresh leafy foods in this, so experiment and see if your birds love it as much as mine do
Easy and effective.
Here's a picture of Charlie and Cassie with theirs


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Old 02-05-2016, 07:35 AM
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What an excellent idea. I have moved your thread over to this Area ,Diet and Nutrition. This can actually fit a couple of categories, it is a fun way for your birds to get the great fresh greens well done. Thanks for sharing and the pictures of Charlie and Cassie are wonderful.
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This is an awesome idea!
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Excellent suggestion!

Your pictures are great and your birds are beautiful.
As you have a lovie, be sure to check out our "Lovebird Lovers" section of the forums too!

https://talkbudgies.com/169-lovebird-lovers/
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Thank's for sharing the tip, that is great way to offer the greens...
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Whoa, I would have never thought of that! That's a wonderful idea and it seems it's quite popular, too

Both Charlie and Cassie are precious and I hope to see Miss Cassie in our lovebird section as Deborah said, this may be a budgie forum but everyone's obsessed with lovebirds, too
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Hi everyone,
As you know I keep finches a budgie and a lovebird. Since I started keeping birds I have been using this method to give them greens in an appealing way. So, I get a used toilet roll made of normal card board and cut it into a ring about 10cm in height and go out into my larger birdcage with the finches and get a handful of the planted seed I have growing. I put a bunch in the toilet roll, cut two holes in the side and attach to the cage wire with a cable tie.
All my birds find it super appealing, Charlie get on top of it and eats it while whistling about, my lovebird Cassie eats the seeds poking out at the bottom and the finches eat all of it.
So it's just a plain toilet roll holder which has no leftover paper on it, growing parrot or finch seed mix which is then put into the toilet roll holder.
Obviously you could put a huge variety of fresh leafy foods in this, so experiment and see if your birds love it as much as mine do
Easy and effective.
Here's a picture of Charlie and Cassie with theirs

Very creative. I love it. I recently saw another great idea where I person used a bell pepper on a skewer and stuff it with veggies and snacks. I love when people get creative with their birds.
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Yes, definitely like that idea. Is that salad cress you are putting in?
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Great idea... I think I'll try greens that way. I usually just clip them, but it's become a game of 'how quick can we get these to the floor?' sometimes.. This looks really fun.
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Wow, that is a brilliant idea. I'm going to try that myself. Thanks for the great tip.
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