I've never tried getting them wet and warming them. Saffron eats her pellets but prefers the fresh veggies, mash, and millet to them. Maybe I should try that and see if she likes it better.Tumi likes his pellets wet and warm in the mornings, like a pellet oatmeal.
Our water here is disgusting tasting and I won't drink it, I use the filtered water from the fridge and pop it in the microwave for 5 seconds and then let it soak for about 5 minutes.I use the water I am using to make my tea, just long before it is boiling. You don't want to give it hot, so I either only use the water at about 100 degrees Fahrenheit or I stick it in the freezer to cooler before feeding breakfast. He dives in beak first!
Saffron is spoiled. Half the time I drink the tap water (ugh) and she gets the nice filtered water from the fridge.Our water here is disgusting tasting and I won't drink it, I use the filtered water from the fridge and pop it in the microwave for 5 seconds and then let it soak for about 5 minutes.
I think that is smart. Water like food should be based on the variety is best principle. If you think about it in the wild the likelihood of birds getting their drinking from the same place all the time is low. In the wild they will be getting water from leaves, fruits, puddles, streams, rivers, pools, ponds, springs, etc. Each source would be a unique combination of impurities, minerals, etc. Some good and some bad but all usable.I use filtered water for my tea, although normally Tumi gets bottled, not filtered, water. So much moving has me hesitant to give him too much local water, even filtered.
I figured they would dry out. He is still eating when I leave in the am, and if I put him to bed any earlier in order to let him have his 12 hours then I will never get to spend time with him. In the evening he gets his people food and he loves that, he is out for a while then off to bed.I've been assuming that wet pellets are perishable and removing them after about an hour, and only giving him breakfast and dinner with wet pellets. It is my assumption, though, with no evidence.