Foraging in the bottom of the cage
I am using oven dried beech wood shavings for the bottom of my cages for my budgies, and was wondering if anyone here has any experience in spreading seeds or so in the bottom of the cage for them to forage and rummage through. I don't have a massive layer of the shavings, just enough to cover the bottom of the cage, and I've noticed that one of my budgies especially often enjoys walking around the bottom and looking for edible items among them :P
Do you reckon that the seeds would still be 'findable' among the shavings, or does anyone have any experience with creating foraging opportunities for the budgies?
I use clean newspapers laid out flat on the bottom grate of all of my cages. When I put down the clean paper, I scatter the birds' ration of seeds across it.
They love "foraging" for the seed.
You can also buy or make foraging toys your budgies will enjoy.
Take a look at some of the on-line bird suppliers for ideas.
I use chipsi bark at the base of most of my cages and the birds kick enough seeds into it from their feeders! They do love foraging and such a natural behaviour should always be encouraged :)
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