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I have the budgies out, they are on the desk beside me and the laptop, when Lemon walks across the desk to look at something. I look, it's a small ant. I'm about to get some paper towel to get rid of it when Lemon ATE IT.
Is this safe? What the heck? Lemon seems very pleased with herself but I only care if it's okay or not.

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I can't imagine that a regular ant would cause anything terrible to happen.
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I agree with Therm, I can't see any potential problems with just a normal little ant. Many birds do eat insects after all.

It's hilarious that Lemon saw it and the first thing she things is "Oh, does it taste good?"
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My husband joked that maybe Lemon can't lose the grams because she keeps sneaking antsnacks at night
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:52 PM
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I would agree only if you're not using any poison ant-baits.
Otherwise they're a novel taste but not required
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Budgies in the wild probably eat an ant or two from time to time. To be honest I laughed when I read this, just picturing your budgie eating an ant. But unless she's starting to show signs that she is sick, I wouldn't be worried at all.
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