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Old 03-24-2015, 06:48 AM
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Hi all, I have a question. Since I have brought my new cage both my budgies get into their food bowl and scratch all the food out which makes one hell of a mess. There are two food bowls in their cage and they never seem to touch the other one. It has been mentioned to me that budgies will do this if they don't like their food as they are looking for seeds that they do like? I am pretty sure I brought a new brand of food around the same time as the cage. Has anyone else had this problem? Im just not sure what to do about it...

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Old 03-24-2015, 07:39 AM
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There are also other reasons that make budgies do that. They can do it purely out of playful mischief. Very young budgies during weaning age also kick the seed out in order to nap inside food bowls and females in breeding condition and wanting to nest may also exhibit the same behaviour.
This can easily be solved by getting new food dishes that have a top on with a small opening for their heads to fit in. With the new dishes they won't be able to get inside, kick the seed out and make a mess.
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In addition to what Aluz says, you may want to consider buying some of the food they're used to and mixing it in with the new stuff. Budgies can be so stubborn about changes in diet that they can — and will — starve themselves rather than trying something they don't see as food. And if they're throwing it everywhere, it's probably very difficult for you to tell how much they're actually eating.
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thanks for the advice I will take it all on board and see how we go
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Sorry I have no useful advice. I do understand your pain though; I have three little rascals who make a lot of mess
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I have seeds all over my bedroom can never keep it clean
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My budgie used to do this, I then changed his food bowls for the ones with the lid like aluz has suggested. Since then I've bought a new cage that came with open bowls again but he seems to have kicked the habit! You can also purchase cage tidies or seed catchers that go over the outside of the cage.
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Mine do it with everything they eat, but usually not too bad. I've come to accept that I will alway's have to clean up after the little ******'s...
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I have two of these for the parrotlets, so I alwauys have a clean spare. Best purchase ever. Lol. No seed everywhere. I'm fortunate that my budgies don't flick their seed. Those English gents have the best table manners. The parrotlets do not. Seed everywhere is a thing of the past.
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My boys are actually quite tidy — there's always some seed hulls around the bottom of the cage, but it was only bad when I dared to attempt switching from Goldenfeast Australian Blend to Doctor Harvey's. They Did Not Approve, and let it be known by flinging seed as far and as copiously as they could. Sigh. Why can't they like a seed blend that's available locally or through either Amazon or Drs. Smith and Foster? I'm spoiled and dislike having to pay shipping. *grumble*
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