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I wanna introduce Jose who is a rescue and is 19 years old he only ate seed for all his life which was a real struggle to introduce him to veggies. I got him loving to eat Arugula , dandelion, squash so much variety for him now. Hes pretty much free roam but loves his cage unlike the one he came which was severely too small View attachment 93408
Hes never had proper lighting so I got him a MVB bulb and also hes near a window. Took him forever to nit he scared and timid of the hand but hes just now getting there with him I still want to get him avian led lighting his enclosure isnt quite done View attachment 93409
I dont have to clean the bottom of the cage its bioactive I have isopods and springtails also earthworms that decompose any waste along with plants and all the seed he throws actually sprouts and grows **** est this6e sometimes I put background behind the cage need more to cover the right side completely and bigger plants on the right side
 

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Any suggestions will be appreciated. Too bad it won't let me post more pictures
 

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I have normal greys, whiteface, pearl pieds, creamface cinnamons, and pearls.
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VERY interesting story and pictures! I'd say if he's only been eating seed for 19 years, it's really nothing short of a miracle you got him to eat veggies!!! He's a very fine looking normal grey and I LOVE your cage arrangement! I may very well look into the method you use. Changing cage papers and cleaning up poop gets old with six cages here!!!! LOL!
 

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Yeah I use a mixture of topsoil and sand with sphagnum moss and I use horticultural charcoal in the mix as it helps with drainage and is added carbon for plants and clean up crew also have lava rocks in the mix alot of leaves aswell for the Clean up crew to eat. Plants help break down the waste of the clean up crews waste also I use magnolia leaves and magnolia pods for the cuc to eat and hide under also cork bark also have some cork bark hollow tubes he climbs through . I do bioactive setups with my reptile I thought I'd do it with my avian they're both Australian species . Here's my bearded dragon
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VERY interesting story and pictures! I'd say if he's only been eating seed for 19 years, it's really nothing short of a miracle you got him to eat veggies!!! He's a very fine looking normal grey and I LOVE your cage arrangement! I may very well look into the method you use. Changing cage papers and cleaning up poop gets old with six cages here!!!! LOL!
Yea hes pretty timid alot of the times . Hes scared of hands or movement . It took me about aslong as I've had him to be able to come to him and pet him even now sometimes **** fly away but way better from the aggresive bird I rescued
 

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The willow tree is still in the Pot it requires alot of water
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You can see where the blue pool noodles are in the middle I made the two cages have a opening to one another
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That tree to the left is a Dracena also in the pot. I do have a Pothos and ivy in this side of the cages soil hoping it will wrap around the cage. Also all the sprouts growing from all the seed Jose throws theres a pic of those
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The one in the corner is a pothos the rest is sprouting seed and he also comes down here to eat the sprouts.
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I use those grocery bags that are plastic and has those fabric handles on them to home and contain the soil as it acts like a DIY GROW BAG works fine never leaked never had anything fall out never had a bug come out which they wouldnt cause it's the perfect climate for them in the dirt . I couldnt find much on bioactive birdcage I thought about it prior as I do with my reptiles but what furthermore inspired me is seeing bioactive rat cages .
 

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