So, what is IN that stuff to make it so attractive to birds. Kirby, my lovebird, sustained an almost fatal injury last year. He was so grievously injured he had to be gavage fed at the vet for two days because he could not/would not eat. Following that, he started eating millet, which probably saved his life, but it took almost four months to totally wean him off of it. To this day, if he even spots the bag it comes in (or THINKS he does), he goes NUTS, wanting it so bad. When it's in seed mix, they don't seem to care that much about it. That's why I thought maybe it was tactile-fun for them to eat off the spray or something. I'll be curious if anyone knows the answer to why it's so addicting.
Of course, it's sunflower seeds for my large birds. They don't get but a FEW in any given week, and that's doled out in very tiny amounts, but they will do ANYTHING for one. We use them for emergency getting back in the cage NOW events.