We came home from our food co-op meeting the other night with several months' supply of organically grown whole grains, and the birds loved it: whole oats, cracked wheat, brown basmati and wild rice, and some OG coarsely-ground corn. They don't care if it's cooked or raw, they chow right down! And the funny thing is, now that raw, whole grains are available, they are both suddenly hungry for raw greens, which hasn't been happening. Suppose they were just waiting for us to figure out that if God meant for grain to be mushy, it would grow that way?
We received a mail-ordered bag of Zupreem pellets about the same time, so they're set up for a while. The company that shipped the pellets for some reason put a bunch of brown packing paper in the box (were they worried about the pellets getting broken, maybe? :rolleyes: ) and so the cage "carpeting" is even there!