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Old 11-16-2016, 06:09 PM
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This seems to be a regular occurrence:
I come into see Syd chomping away and think 'Yay, he's eating healthy!'



Then notice the floor of the cage ...... maybe not, lol!



I guess I should be grateful that he's at least playing with his food and not just ignoring it!

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Well, I definitely think he's eating some of it However, budgies like to play with their food, too, so that's normal for everybugie

You can actually see the bite marks on the fallen leaves where he's taken a nibble

Way to go explore your greens, Syd!
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Old 11-16-2016, 06:23 PM
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Haha, no doubt your Syd has taken a taste of the leafy greens even if most of it ended up on the cage's floor!
Mine will at times also do the same thing where they are in a tearing mood, they will shred their greens and fling them all over the place, same thing goes with carrots and the occasional little slice of apple.
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Same thing happened with me... and Biz + broccoli. I thought "wow... you really love broccoli." No.... Biz really likes to shred broccoli in a big way. .... He does eat some of it though I think. And definitely looks like your little Syd took some bites of the greens. That's a big accomplishment. I've read about some budgies that won't touch them.

I've found over time that Biz will eat things that maybe he didn't eat when he was younger, so keep trying. He rejected carrots initially but now he loves them. He rejected flax seeds initially (fed in moderation) ... now he loves them.

As I write this he is sitting in his food dish eating. His whole self is in the dish. It's not that big of a dish.
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Syd is definitely eating some of the healthy food as he plays with it so that is an excellent start!
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Don't worry, I haven't given up!
The only thing I know he's eaten for certain so far is romaine lettuce, the rest is either used as a shredding toy or emptied onto the floor.
What really makes me laugh is the way I seem to fall for it every time
I guess he's at least interested in the food - baby steps!
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