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08 Nov 2019, 19:25

My Green Cheeked Conures are professional 'seed shovelers', so my feeder sits in another bowl to catch what they shovel out, which is winnowed and put back into the feeder
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08 Nov 2019, 19:42

The quail dig arround for mealies and seed under the edges of the finch food bowls. But worth a "follow up" check.
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08 Nov 2019, 21:21

Before I winnowed the seed, I removed at least two dozen mealies and as many beetles and pupae. There is a complete subculture going on down there. The mealies are breeding better than in my tubs, which is a good job because the tubs are at a transitional stage, lots of beetles, not so many worms.
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09 Nov 2019, 18:54

The mealies have always bred well on the avairy floors here. That is why my floors always have husk areas. I clean a patch at a time never the lot at once.
Not everyone has a suitable environment to do this however.
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10 Nov 2019, 14:53

I don't have seed husks or anything on my floors (because the aviary is swept twice a week), but the earwigs crawl under the bricks where the water dish is and the finches love them
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10 Nov 2019, 21:34

noah.till wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 19:25
My Green Cheeked Conures are professional 'seed shovelers'
So are the wild cockatoos at my place, they only go for sunflower seeds and throw out anything else on the ground for the native pigeons and turtle doves to eat.
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