hi everybody, just signed on and decided on quickly introducing myself and our lovely boy, pea, or 'pea the poo' as I've began to endearingly call him. I thought Id post a few questions along the way as I have a few and I would love to get people's opinions on a few things. We got Pea from the flock at a friend's place when he was a few weeks old, there they roam free, disappear into to bush to breed at their own free will so the mortality rate for chicks is unfortunately pretty high. Eventually there was one left and he had a bad leg and would likely not have made it, since even healthy ones rarely do. So we decided to take him in and look after him with the intention of returning him once he was healed, it didn't take long but we decided to keep him. He's grown up more like a family dog than a garden bird, took him many months to even begin walking around outside on his own and spent more or less 100% of his time on the verandas around the house. Eventually he matured a bit and finally developed a bit of independence, he will go for walks around outside and spends the night high up in a tall mahogany tree outside. He even tried socializing and displaying for (but occasionally ends in a fight) some wild Australian scrub fowl that have began living around the garden (think a sleek, black/brown, comb-less chicken). It's been great seeing him grow-up and become a handsome young man but he still loves human company and is our pal So to the reason I ended up here, I've been thinking about some kind of supplement to add to his food and wonder what you all think. Is it worth getting him things like garlic pellets, apple-cider vinegar, hemp seeds etc? I would love to see him stay nice and healthy, I'm also curious as to what people use as treats for their peas. Ours has become a bit fussy. Does anyone find their pea getting a real hankering for bugs and insects instead of their seed mix? sometimes he will pick his one or two favorite seeds out of the mix and leave it to go look for bugs. I have a feeling it might be for the fun of hunting something as much as it is about food. I've never been able to get him eating much fruit or vegetable matter, but he does like to nip at plants around the garden, some of which i dont think would be good things to eat so Im hoping somebody knows of some good plant based foods peas enjoy that I can try, and any tricks that might make him more susceptible to eating them, he got a bit spoiled when he was young on as many big juicy termites as he could eat so I worry he mightn't be getting a balanced diet. I think that's about it, although I am thinking of getting a a friend as he is the only pea we have but im cautious as he's never really learnt any flock social skills and can be a bit erratic so I'm not sure how it would go. He's often putting on a display at other birds, even tiny doves on the lawn so I would love to see him get more confident with a girlfriend to impress I think it would go a long way to his emotional development, which I hope it isnt too late (he's got proper colour down his neck and a little on his back but he' hasnt grown a big impressive tail so im assuming he hasnt reached full maturity) Thanks for reading Im looking forward to chatting with everybody here.