I just wanted to ask a couple of questions so that I can ensure I'm giving Jimmy the best I can in life.
I get up between 7am-8am every day and uncover Jimmy at the same time.
He'll have the morning in his cage and then I'll let him out of his cage in the afternoon. He goes in to have a final meal at around 7pm-7.30pm and then I usually close the cage door. On the times he has gone to feed when I've been out of the room, he usually sits on the outside perches but he's sitting there content for the night.
So I take this as a cue that he's ready for bed and cover him up. Is this too long for him to be up? I've seen other posts about limiting birds with the amount of daylight they have. Is Jimmy having too much awake time?
Also with regards to daylight, I was wondering about ideal temperature in the room. What would be the preference?
And how about sunlight?
Also, I've seen a lot about different supplements to give your bird. As Jimmy is still on a mostly seed diet (I'm trying some of the fruits and veg he likes but so ar he hasn't shown much interest, just picked at some melon), are there supplements I should see to it that he has? What is essential for him?
He has cuttlefish in his cage that he has used on occasion.
Finally, I've been giving Jimmy seed on the floor of his cage to forage and he seems to much prefer to eat this way than the pots. I'm happy to keep feeding him this way but I am wary of him over eating. Should I leave his food pots empty or keep some seed in them too?
I currently provide Jimmy with cuttlefish, he has a standard budgie seed mix, millet spray every few days. I put him in a mix of a very few, small amounts of fruit and veg to try but he rarely touches them. He also has a calcium and Iodine block but again, doesn't touch them much.
I do have some Vitakraft VitaNature seed, which has a really nice mix of seed in there.
I've seen a product called Kaytee Bird Greens Foraging treat
would this be a good product to get for Jim?