Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Basil eats greens

Greens are really healthy for parrots, but to get my parrots to eat them (as opposed to throwing them around), I usually have to food process them up with other vegetables.  Not so for Basil.  I walked past his cage this morning with the container of lizard food.  For some unknown reason, I offered the dish to him to see if he'd be interested in a green.

He gave the container a weird look and foraged through a few leaves before deciding which one he wanted.  And then he ate the entire thing.
He'd eaten part of a carrot earlier which is why there's some under his beak and on his feet. He's quite the messy eater!


phonelady said...

Oh my is Basil your typical zon ? if he is then oh boy your household must never be quiet . My one quaker is a messy eater as well .

Mary said...

Basil is a very quiet amazon. He gets going for about 2-3 minutes every evening "Hello basil! Peek-a-boo! I got your foot, Bas!" Unfortunately, he's picked up some of Rocky's unpleasant noises :( Rocky is the reason our house is never quiet.

Quakers seem to be similar to amazons in lots of ways :)

The Woman Running for President said...

What a good boy!