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#20097 - 12/04/06 08:26 AM Re: Hiding food in feathers...  
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yes - amusing,astonishing and baffling!!! smile

#20098 - 12/05/06 09:26 PM Re: Hiding food in feathers...  
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Hi All

Casper does this, or something like it but with pellets. He lifts one wing and with a pellet in his mouth he puts his whole head under his wing then fires the pellets out of his mouth (I have not figured out how he does this). Sometimes it hits a part of the cage and stays in but usually flies through the bars and bounces across the floor.

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#20099 - 12/17/06 07:45 AM Re: Hiding food in feathers...  
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My G2 - Trinidad - does this same thing with his pellets and other food - anything he can stick on his back roll off and catch with a foot. I never understood it until reading about the "anting" behavior on this site. After learning about this I totally understood. The funny thing is I changed his pellets and they contain bigger pieces - this works out even better for him - the bigger chunks he uses as scratching sticks!!! Sometimes he'll even rip off pieces of the newspaper on the bottom of his cage and use this to roll around on his back & scratch with - what's really funny is when Trinidad is done with it he'll hand it to one of our two little dogs - of course, the dogs just love these bird handouts!

#259625 - 05/19/16 05:44 AM Re: Hiding food in feathers... [Re: Meegsmom]  
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This is becoming a real problem for me. I have a male and female G2 in separate cages. When I feed the female seed mix, she can't get to it fast enough to grab a claw full of the seed and rub it through the feathers on her head. By the time she is done there is no food left. I'm wondering if she doesn't do it to adorn herself to attract a mate.

#259626 - 05/19/16 01:38 PM Re: Hiding food in feathers... [Re: Meegsmom]  
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