What is in my food dish?
Heckle on the right and Jeckle on the left
I recently obtained two lovebirds. They are young and doing great.I call them Heckle and Jeckle. This is my first experience with lovebirds.
I did a lot of research and checked with the local vet which takes care of birds. We have two avian vets close by so a lot of good information.
They were not in the same cage when I bought them so used two cages side by side to let them get used to each other. After about a week I put them in their large cage together. The lighter one of the two Heckle is in charge but they are getting along great.
I decided I wanted to get them on one of the pellet foods that my vet recommended so did some research and started a little at a time. At first they played with the stuff and threw it around. They still had seed and of course loved that best. I have been using the pellets in the morning, removing the seed at night when I put them to bed.
They have been a riot. Throwing little temper tantrums, scratching in their food dish hoping to find the seed. They rattle the dish, go up to their favorite perch and pout a little and then come back down. I think they have been giving me dirty looks. I used their favorite food cup for the pellets. I read to do this a little at a time but these guys really took to it well. First the green one Jeckle and not to be out done the lighter one started eating the pellets today.
I was at home for several days as to keep and eye on them and how interesting. In the afternoon I put a mixture of seed and pellets in and they are eating that also. After 10 days they now eat the pellets off and on all day. They get fresh veggies and fruit also and the vet said they look great.
Really enjoying these guys.