We have parakeets and they’re really quite easy to take care of but one problem, they have flat beaks and when they eat they eat over the top of their food bowl and then seed shells drop on their food and because of their small beak, they can’t stir it so you have to stir it for them -so they can eat.
If we leave for 3 or 4 days at a time, we need someone to come over and stir our birds’ food.
So I went to PetSmart and got a small outside bird feeder and put it in their cage. It took some time for the parakeets to not be afraid of this new apparatus in their cage so don’t take out their food bowls right away until you’re sure they’re using it.
DAY 3: I took out the other food bowls.
I watched them for about a 1/2 day and noticed they were staying away from the feeder so I smeared some peanut butter on the feeder and pressed some seeds on it and found that they were eating off the outside of the feeder.
I love this concept for Parakeets. It keeps the floor around the cage cleaner and all I have to do it refill the feeder like every 3 weeks. NO MORE STIRRING! and now then they eat they pull their head away from the food hole and the shells go on the bottom of the cage.
Please always make sure you have plenty of fresh water in the cage and healthy treats like carrot strips and dark green lettuce too!