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Re: Seed Throwing! #57734 07/07/06 11:39 PM
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your 1st post sounds like they don't like it. When minedonot like what is in the food dish they will bang it up until it falls off. It could be the seed difference. But they all get it on the floor. I tried the seed guards and they became aggravating, everytime I wanted to open the door I had to move them and I was forever pulling them back up.

Re: Seed Throwing! #57735 07/08/06 12:37 AM
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Actually, is it only the female doing this? She could be trying to get everything out of the bowl because she wants to lay an egg (There needn't be a male present for this, but if there is, that just makes it all the more likly).

However my bird has done this forever. He's got three bowls - one for seeds, one for pellets, one more veggies. When the veggie bowl is not being used I put it back in the cage anyway and he will just.. lay in it. And duck down trying to hide, or nibble on the edges, playing, really. If that bowl isn't in there he will kick everything out of his pellet bowl to do it in that one, just lay there and kick like a dog. When he can no longer kick the little bit left out he starts trying to turn the bowl over by grabbing it with his beak, usually it falls to the floor with a loud bang.. and then he goes down there to play with it. He's done this for as long as I can remember. I would reccomend either getting a bowl she can have all the time (yes, just as a toy... you can spend 13 dollars on an all-out looking toy and they wont touch it, but give them a 50 cent clip on bowl...), or, looking into the possiblity that she may be wanting to lay eggs. If this just started that could be it but if it's gone on for weeks or month, she is either entertaining herself or she hates the food (If she eats it, that isn't it - they are not like dogs and will not eat something they hate.)


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Re: Seed Throwing! #57736 07/08/06 11:42 AM
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On a couple of occasions we have offered bits of human food like toast, carrots, lettuce etc. by putting them inbetween the bars at the end of the perch. Koh-Koh studies them for a few seconds then runs along the perch and boots them out of the cage. At least we know he has strong leg muscles lol. laugh

Re: Seed Throwing! #57737 07/09/06 01:33 PM
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awwww just like a normal kid, not wanting to eat his veggies...

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Re: Seed Throwing! #57738 07/09/06 05:18 PM
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Hmm... Good points here, and I am not sure which I argee with..

The seed change is a good point. I have never switched my keets seed, but I do know that they perfer certian seeds and will "root" about for them. I am lucky that they do not throw the seed, they just push out the hulls if even that.

Alyssa has good points about the cups as well. Gus has his "treat cup" which more often than not is his "play cup" he will toss every piece of lettuce out of the cup so he can then roll, sing peck, and play in it. But if your bird has never done this before, I am nto sure it would start all of a sudden. It is possable that it is looking for a ""nesting site" (ever see the finches in the pet stores? they alawys lay eggs in the seed cups!)

I would go get the regualr seed right away, and while you are there, get a empty cup (slightly bigger than the seed cups) place ti in the cage, and leave it empty. they may just be looking for somthign new and fun. If the Seed tossing continues, I would make sure they are getting enough attention, and if all that fails....
Get new toys, move them around often and try to keep them intertained.... and buy a
good dust-buster for the seeds:) Good luck!


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