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    Question Why do birds put food in their water?

    Sidney and Anshu and of course probably most birds put their food in their water.Some put it in there and leave it or like Anshu he`ll put something in there,pick it up, put it back etc.then eat it.I change the water so much cause they get it so messy.I wouldn`t think it would be to soften it up,because they love to chew on hard things.I was just wondering other peoples thoughts on this subject.
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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    its birdy soup- my lovies fill thier one water dish with food and still eat it after its good and wet. Why I have no clue coud be a game? could be theyre germ freaks and want to wash it all first lol

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    or it could be they think they're racoons. the macaws i work with & my foster ringneck all make birdie soup. my tiels & conure do not. what a waste! what a mess!

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    I used to see blackbirds come to my backyard birdbath with pieces of dry dog food from the neighbors' yard, and they'd drop it in the water as if to soften it, then poke it around, pick it up again, and fly away with it.

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    Boogie does the same thing, he does do it tho to soften up the food so that's probably what they are doing. Even tho they like hard foods sometimes you just need something mushy and soft for a change. It's like eating cereal, sometimes it's good dry other times it's better with milk.
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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    my birds have never done this strangley enough

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    My tiel doesn't do it, but my galah does. She'll put the wood from her chew toys in there too. Weird.

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    On occassion my Chipperet will put a leaf of lettuce that she is chewing on in her water.

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    my lovies put strips of paper in with thiers and food, little toy bits of wood and strings- its like a big soupy nest - ewww

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    maybe, they want to soften it up! who knows, what crazy things birds do.

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    Why do they deliberately poop in the water?
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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    I'm convinced that mine enjoy the plop sound. My tiels will walk all the way across the cage just to poop in the water.
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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    Really! That is strange. My birds have a water bottle now, so i wont have to worry about the *plopping* sound

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    Primitive form of agriculture?

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    Re: Why do birds put food in their water?

    My bird does this too.
    I think it is to soften the seed....
    I keep extra water away from the seeds for her to bath and drink.
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