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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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DieselPaws 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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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
alien sprout! XD
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JRigh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Soooo cute! :love:
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dusted-birdie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
the food looks a bit like a worm so cute. one of my birds eats the bottom of the food then it falls off the peg its attached to.
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you give your birds sprouts too? :aww:
I myself like to eat them raw or stir fried with garlic and tofu :D
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dusted-birdie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah they love sprouts especially snow pea sprouts thats their favourite
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow, never try that, only mung bean sprouts given so far XD
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:icondusted-birdie:
dusted-birdie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
you should try them i think they like to suck the juice out of their stems. they also taste good on an egg and lettuce sandwich but instead of lettuce is snow pea sprouts.
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no body sell them here T__T
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:icondusted-birdie:
dusted-birdie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
thats sad maybe you could grow some
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've already grown many potted plants Dx
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
The food that fights back lol
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, must have come from space!! :lol:
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MadMother88 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Awww
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:iconumawa:
umawa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice marabou
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WhiteZhadow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
All your pictures of your lovebirds... Makes me want to get one. My mom has an old lovebird that is a rescue. She is a mean little birdy.
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Trust me, irl it's not always as cute as the photos. Even the tamest one still bites if they felt annoyed or threatened... like when I try to clip their nails or wing feathers. :|
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WhiteZhadow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Well I'd bite you too if you clipped my toes and feathers. XD No animals likes those things. We use to have a blue bird who for some reason... Loved me. Well loved to annoy me. He would land on my head, or my should to bite my ear, and he loved making my pencil fall off the table. He bit a lot but he loved bugging me. I miss him. My stupid brothers left the door open one day when he was out. He flew out in the dead if winter and never came back. [link] [link] Old pictures.
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's more like clipping our nails & hairs actually, no blood, and they will grow back again. It actually doesn't hurt but they just have to make a big deal of it because they don't trust us completely yet. I wing clip my birds because I don't want to suffer another fly away - never come back again - case. The pain is unbearable, sort of miss it, sort of feeling guilty if they die out there, starving or from other causes. Even the tamest bird is still jumpy and they may never get back at home if they fly too far away when they get surprised.
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Ookamigirl00 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
the attack of the sprout
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, it's a one naughty sprout! XD
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Ookamigirl00 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
hahahahahahaha
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Dragon-Wolf-Lover Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
awww :iconblushingplz:
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LexerJ Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Awww cute!
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