What is a Creative Foraging System?
A fully integrated group of feeding devices which when used together makes food foraging a feeding protocol. The system is designed to replace the practice of making food readily accessible.
Conventional feeding practices or feeding from open dishes only encourages laziness, whereas forage feeding requires that the bird exert a considerable effort to procure food.
What Are the Individual Foraging Components?
The system is made up of two distinctively different types of devices all are easy to use, economical and work well together.
1.) Destructible chipboard boxes with chipboard honeycomb inserts.
1) Entry Level Foraging Devices / Birds Learning to Forage:
2) Intermediate Foraging Devises:
3) Advanced Foraging Devices:
What does Creative Foraging Achieve?
CFS provides your pet with the opportunity to feed naturally by foraging for their food. They will employ similar behaviours and physical activities as birds observed in the wild.
Obtaining food entirely by foraging is a revolutionary concept within the pet bird community and offers numerous benefits to both the Parrot and its human companion.
Field trails indicate that Parrots fed from traditional dishes spend between 15 to 27 minutes per day feeding, whereas, birds that have made a complete transition to foraging for their food must dedicate 4 to 6 hours per day to feeding activities.
CFS is the only feeding solution which provides environmental enrichment, continuous stimulation and vast amounts of vigorous physical exercise.
Occupy your pet bird's time with healthy interaction with their environment. Promote searching for and finding food, doing whatever work is necessary to obtain food, using their natural skills to manipulate small items and allow them to become self sufficient foragers.
Your pet must also learn to budget enough time to satisfy its appetite, which will increase as it burns more calories to obtain food. Birds that spend time foraging have less time available to exhibit abnormal behaviour i.e. feather picking, excessive screeching, etc.
Food foraging is universally recommended by avian veterinarians and behavioural scientists.
We know that parrots are extremely intelligent, curious and very athletic, don't get discouraged if it takes your bird some time to learn how to use these devices effectively.
Remember that you are presenting intellectual and physical challenges that your bird was never exposed to while sitting next to a food dish. The goal should be to make a complete transition from open dish feeding to forage for food.
Be absolutely certain that your Parrot is eating its normal daily ration before you completely eliminate food bowls. To learn more about foraging, avian foraging behaviour and new foraging products visit the Creative Foraging Shop Here.