In my opinion ditch the cracked corn. Most feed stores contain complete feeds. You should try to find a broiler, game bird, or some sort of feed with a 20% protein. Grains are higher in carbohydrates than most of the other nutrients. Carbohydrates are better for fattening up an animal. Try to spread out the protein feed that way the other can get some nutrients too. Depending on the vegetation the protein level could be anywhere. Beans and alfalfa are on the higher end of protein compared to potatoes.
Thanks, I'm calling a few of the local stores to see if they carry some of these suggested feeds.
Usually, when I feed the birds Grapes or treats, or the Kitten food, I feed it to them by hand so that I make sure they both get a good share of the food. then also throw more out for them for later. They both have there "own" feeder that they know where I put their treats at and they are usually good at flying right up to those spots to get their treats before I've got the gate closed.
When the sick bird is doing well, I usually try to make sure he gets first dibs on anything I give them, by getting in the cage and hearding the other male away from the food for a few minutes.
I just think that these worms have a fairly long infestation time before real illness starts it's outward appearance. He maybe eating and showing activity, but the food is not helping him.
So for the 6-7weeks between these episodes, he maybe has gotten just 3-4weeks of healthy living, before the worms start taking their share.
I up'ed his Safeguard to 2.5ml last night. Hopefully he'll start acting better in a day or 2 like before.