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EEK! A head stand sprout!!! by emmil EEK! A head stand sprout!!! by emmil
As Pocky started to wean, there were some food that he tried to eat which surprised him, like this one. :XD:

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BlackyPaws Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist
soooo cute
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DarkWidow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Woo! I've never thought about giving my bird sprouts before. I'm gonna try and get some and see if he'll take it (he's such a picky eater, that silly bugger!).

Thanks for the suggestion! :D
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There are many veggies and fruits that are safe for birds, you can check what they are by browsing the internet. I choose papaya and sprouts as my birds daily fresh food because they have the most complete nutrients and... cheap. ^^
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DarkWidow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Yeah, I know. But just because it's listed as food that is safe for them to eat doesn't mean that they'll actually eat it too. :P

My first lovebird refused to eat ANY kind of fruit or vegetable. We tried everything, but he just wouldn't have it.

The one I have right now, on the other hand, is simply CRAZY about apples. He just can't have enough of 'em. :D
But any other fruit or vegetable? Nope. He'll give it a weird look, walk up to it, sort of "lick it" (he kinda prods it with his tongue, lol) and then doesn't give it the time of day again.

Like I said... picky. :)
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My birds are picky too but I have never given up. Some took a week to just taste a new food, some took months. But, just think of them as our own human kids, if they only want to eat instant noodles 3 times a day, will you just let them be...? =P
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DarkWidow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Hmm... that's a very valid point. :P
I guess my mom kinda let me get away with stuff like that as a kid. Well, not all the time, but still, when I refused something, she wasn't too persistent. Hehe...
(I'm already trying the sprouts experiment, btw. I just have to wait a few more days until it happens so I can try it on him. I'll try to keep your advice in mind! :D)
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, your mom never insisted you to eat your carrot? :p
I'm lucky mung bean sprouts always available in the market because it's human vegetable too. :)
Btw, you can also make sprouts from snow peas. ;3
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DarkWidow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Yeah, she did pester me with some veggies (dad was in charge of making me hate fruit, lol), but she never pushed me very hard if I really didn't want to eat it.

I just used some beans and wheat for this experiment, since it was what we had around the house already. Lol, the last time I tried sprouting seeds was for a biology experiment in school, when I was about 8 years old or something. I know I got some awesome sprouts that I showed to the class back then. I hope it'll work just as well after all these years now :D
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you use cottons to grow them? I did so when I was in school. :O
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koshplappit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"What is this creature?!"
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