dipp his pellets

by S. carpenter

why does my green cheek conare dip his pellets in his water befor eatin it

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Jan 05, 2010
by: Hillary

My Amazon dips her raisins, her cheerios, her nuts. And it is for fun, I think. She doesn't do it to all her raisins. It seems to make her happy to be busy, moving from bowl to bowl and tray to tray to bowl, dipping and cracking nuts and chirtling sweetly.

Jan 05, 2010
dipp his pellets
by: Linda

As far as I know, all birds do this to some extent. As said before, it's to soften them up, and also, I think they just enjoy washing their food. I am not in favor of the water bottles like are used with the pet rodents because birds have been known to stick their tongues up into the opening and cut their them.

It is more natural and better for their mental health to allow them the fun of dipping their food and just change the water more often.

As already said, if this is all your problems, you are one lucky duck!!!

Thanks for writng as we LOVE to hear stories of parrots and their everyday lives.


Jan 05, 2010
by: Anonymous

My grey does the same, I sure they like the different consistancy. I would be bored if I ate only crunchy all the time. If this is the only problem you have, consider your self lucky!
Also, change water often!

Jan 05, 2010
Conure who dips pellets
by: Jill C

Mine did that, too. I always felt it was to soften them up so they were tastier or easier to eat. Pellets are hard. Birds are smart. Enough Said. lol

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