The baby does not have the best diet. If it were up to him, he would eat 100% millet.
Trevor will eat a few grains of brown rice and he pokes at Roudybush pellets, but he ignores the other vegetables. Birdtricks had a post on a company called Sproutpeople that makes mixes specifically designed for birds. They also sell containers for growing the sprouts. So I picked up a kit.
The kits are so easy. You pour out seeds and rinse them every twelve hours. The grass is a really hearty blend.
I’ve bought other kits before but the grass was thin and developed mold. I kept trying to grow this other kit until I discovered that Conner would eat the gritty dirt and mold at the bottom of the container. Yuck! This kit, on the other hand, has only seeds so it’s much safer. And you know what? The baby eats it!
I even took a picture of Trevor nibbling at the grass but the camera setting was wrong and it came out blurry. I’ll get a picture someday. So when I leave the container inside the cage during the day, the baby will pick out the grass and eat the seeds at the bottom. This has got to be a better diet than millet and seeds. I’m so excited!